Costco Johnny’s Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce Review

A versatile sauce with a hint of chipotle and heat but not much sweetness!

Costco Johnny's Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce bottle sitting on a table, sideview image.
Costco Johnny’s Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce

Today I’m reviewing the Johnny’s Sweet, Hot & Crazy. Marinade & Wing Sauce from Costco. I wanted to try this on chicken since my husband and I eat a ton of chicken and it gets boring really fast.

Other Johnny’s products that Costco sells are the Johnny’s Black Garlic Vinaigrette and the Johnny’s Potato Cheddar Soup Mix.

Location in Store

You can find this marinade and wing sauce in the aisle with all the other sauces and salad dressing. The item number is 1621742.

Costco Johnny's Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce poured into a white bowl, top down closeup image.
Ready for dipping wings, beef or chicken into!

Taste

We marinated two chicken breasts overnight with a generous amount of the sauce, about a quarter of the bottle and then baked the chicken breasts. The flavor of the chicken is really good, kind of like hot wings but not overly strong or spicy.

A ziplock bag of chicken on a white plate with Costco Johnny's Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce poured into the bag as a marinade.
Using it as a marinade with some chicken!

There’s not a ton of sweetness or heat when used as a marinade, it’s got just a slight hint of heat, not a lot and a mild very mild chipotle flavor. . We didn’t add any other seasonings or sauce on the chicken and I don’t think it needs anything else. The flavor is mild so you could dip the chicken is more sauce to make it more flavorful.

As a dip it has a strong chipotle flavor and more heat for sure, not a ton of sweetness.. The chipotle flavor isn’t as strong when you use it as a marinade. You can definitely taste the chipotle and spice when enjoyed as a dipping sauce.

A chicken breast plated on a white plate using the Costco Johnny's Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce as a marinade.
After cooking the chicken using the marinade.

Cost

The Costco Johnny’s Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce costs $7.79 Canadian at Costco for a 944 mL bottle.

Costco Johnny's Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce bottle image stating to refrigerate after opening and shake well.
Shake well before using and refrigerate after opening!

Convenience

This can be used as a marinade or wing sauce! You can also use it as a dipping sauce for things like chicken strips, beef, wings, vegetables or fries. We tried it with the Costco Pinty’s Buffalo Chicken Flings and it went well with those.

The best before date listed on the bottle is about 11 months from the date we purchased it. Shake the sauce well before using and refrigerate after opening.

Costco Johnny's Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce nutrition facts label/
Nutrition Facts.

Nutrition

Calories

This isn’t a low calorie sauce, 1/4 of a cup is 260 calories, 24 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 11 grams of sugar and 660 mg of sodium. 1/4 cup is equal to four tablespoons and it’s really easy to eat four tablespoons or more.

Costco Johnny's Sweet, Hot & Crazy Marinade and Wing Sauce ingredients label.
Ingredients.

Ingredients

This is a soybean and canola oil based marinade & wing sauce. It contains sugar as well as anchovies, egg, chipotle pepper and chilli pepper.

Scoring

Taste: 6/10 as a marinade. Sauce 7.5/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 1/10

Overall

Give it a try!

Almost different flavors depending on how use you use it. Not my favorite marinade I’ve bought.

Do you have a marinade from Costco?


Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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