Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce Review

Cooking sauces are a convenient way to whip up a gourmet-tasting meal at home! The Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce pairs well with chicken, prawns and pork to make a fiery Indian curry dish. Find out how tasty and hot it is below!

Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce two-pack sitting on a table.
Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce

Today I’m reviewing the Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce. This has been at my Costco for a few months so I decided to try it out!

Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce single jar sitting on a table.
Each jar of vindaloo sauce is 650 milliliters.

Other sauces I’ve reviewed are the Costco KFI Coconut Curry Sauce, Costco Nando’s Peri Peri Sauce, Costco Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce, Costco Mayura Cuisine Tikka Masala Sauce and the Costco KFI Butter Chicken Sauce.

Plate of chicken vindaloo with rice prepared and on a white plate.
Ready to eat!

Location in Store

This can be found at Costco in the aisle with all the other sauces and oils near the front of the store. The item number is 1600478.


Wow! This sauce is really hot and spicy, in order to enjoy this you need to like spicy foods. A lot of people will find it too hot. It’s too spicy for my taste buds but my husband thinks it’s tasty.

Chicken vindaloo simmering in sauce in a pan on the stove.
My sauce and chicken simmering!

This sauce has a strong tomato flavor and tons of heat as well as curry spices. I don’t find it super flavorful because the spiciness kind of overpowers the tomato flavor and curry spices. To reduce the heat it can be served with yogurt.

I made it with chicken and although I find it hard to eat my husband thinks it paired well with chicken! I also made basamati rice and sprinkle cilantro on top.

Plate of chicken vindaloo with rice prepared and on a white plate.
A little sprinkle of cilantro on top!


You get two 650 milliliter sauces for $9.49 Canadian which isn’t unreasonable!

Image of cubes of chicken being cooked in a pan on the oven before adding vindaloo sauce.
Cooking the chicken before adding in the sauce.


Having sauce like this in the pantry is convenient for those nights when you can’t decide what to make but don’t want to order takeout. All you need is some rice along with chicken, prawns, pork or vegetables (if you want to keep it vegan/vegetarian) and you’ve got a gourmet filling meal!

Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce cooking instructions from box.
Cooking instructions.

I cooked my chicken in the pan first then added the jar of sauce. If you’re not using the whole jar at once it needs to be kept refrigerated after opening and used within about five days. You can store an unopened jar in the pantry at room temperature. To make the vindaloo sauce less hot you could add yogurt or sour cream.

KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce label from the back of the jar.
The Costco vindaloo sauce can be combined with pork, prawns, chicken or vegetables!



A half cup serving of sauce is 110 calories, eight grams of fat, nine grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, three grams of sugar, one gram of protein and 460 mg of sodium. One half cup serving isn’t that many calories, fat, sugar, carbs or sodium. If you’re eating a cup or more that’s when the sodium becomes a bit high.

Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce nutrition facts.
Nutrition facts.


The ingredients list is really start forward with all recognizable ingredients on the list! I’d love to see avocado or extra virgin olive oil in place of canola oil. If you’re vegetarian, dairy-free, vegan or gluten-free this sauce is a great option because it’s dairy-free and gluten-free!

Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce ingredients.


Taste: 7/10 if you like heat. If you don’t like spicy I’d give it much lower than 7/10.

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 8/10

Nutrition: 5/10


Give it a try!

If you like really, really hot curry I would give this product a try! If you’re like me and a bit of a wimp when it comes to spice, totally skip this product.

Have you tried this? What did you think of it?

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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10 thoughts on “Costco KFI Vindaloo Cooking Sauce Review”

  1. I absolutely love. Vindaloo i’ve made it with shrimp. I’ve made it with pork and I’ve made it with lamb. It’s so delicious I miss getting it from Costco. I wish they would certainly bring it back. On an ongoing process.

  2. I never purchase pre-done sauces, but decided for some random reason to give this a try.
    This item is comparable to anything you’d find in a fine indian restaurant. The flavour is quite simply superb!
    I am anxiously awaiting for this to be returned to Costco shelves.
    Ignore the bad reviews, they’re simply not true.
    Please Costco – bring this back and make it a permanent item!!!

  3. Sucks you don’t carry it anymore picked up a couple jars every time we shopped. Big thumbs down COSCO for not carrying it anymore 👎

  4. We absolutely loved this Vindaloo sauce. Definitely not too hot but very tasty. Disappointed I can’t find it anywhere else. I am 8 hours from a Costco.

  5. I gave up on Indian sauces in jars years ago, but like you, saw this in Costco and liked the packaging, so thought, why not? But what a complete waste of money. It is disgusting. I could tell even by looking at when it was on simmer it looks nothing like a traditional vindaloo sauce, as well, when it comes to tasting, you can’t discern anything other than the over exuberant whatever hot spice (garam masala?) they’ve plonked in there in the hopes of making it seem authentic (they don’t actually specify anything other than ‘spices’). Nothing to do with the heat, I live hot curries, but half of the pot I made with chicken will be thrown out, the open jar in the garbage, and while reluctant to throw out the second unopened jar because of the waste factor, I am still debating whether to subject some poor unsuspecting victim to it by passing it onto the food bank. I will never again purchase a jar of Indian sauce, they are ALWAYS disappointing imo.

  6. Vindaloo is traditionally spicy. You can cut it with more tomato paste, onions, potatoes and broth. You don’t want to thin it out too much.


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