I am Not a Fan of Trader Joe’s Magnifisauce (Too Many Calories and Tastes Funky)

I bought a bottle of Trader Joe’s Magnifisauce as part of my latest haul of products to review.  I didn’t know much about the product but the label looked cool and it wasn’t too expensive so I decided to give it a try.

My quick review is, “Trader Joe’s Magnifisauce is a clone of the sauce used by the In and Out burger chain. I do not like the sauce due to the high calories and odd flavor profile.  However, if you like the In and Out burger sauce then you will enjoy Magnifisauce.” 

Trader Joe's Magnifisauce


You get 9.5 ounces of sauce per bottle  One serving is two tablespoons and there are about 8 servings per bottle.

The nutritional facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 9g (12% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% DV)
  • Sodium: 230mg (10% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 6g (2% DV)
  • Protein: 0g

The first turn off for me with this sauce was the high amount of calories.  There are plenty of ways to add tons of flavor to your foods without adding over 100 calories.

Magnifisauce Nutrition

Ingredient List

The sauce has the following ingredients:

  • Canola oil
  • Water
  • Pickle relish
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar
  • Tomato paste
  • Egg yolks
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Xanthan gum
  • Mustard flour
  • Rosemary
  • Cloves
  • Paprika

The sauce appears to be gluten free but this is not indicated on the label.

Taste Test

I have been eating this sauce on some Tyson breaded chicken strips that I cooked in my Ninja Foodie air fryer.

The sauce tasted like a tangy, sweet and creamy pickle relish.  I haven’t tried the In and Out Burger sauce but I can say that this tastes similar to McDonald’s Big Mac sauce.

Trader Joe’s describes the sauce as, “Magnifisauce is a truly special sauce whose flavors harken to an array of classic condiments; it’s a mustard-mayo-ketchup-relish kind of blend, with the subtle tang of vinegar and a spread of spices.”

The sauce comes in a plastic squeeze bottle with a flip top cap. It is very runny so be careful when you put it on your burger or else it might end up all over the place 🙂

Magnifisauce on Chicken

If you want a Big Mac type sauce then you should like Trader Joe’s Magnifisauce just fine.  A lot of folks report that the sauce reminds them of Thousand Island dressing and that it is great for dipping fries and tater tots.

Personally this flavor profile is not my jam.  The sauce is too sweet for my palate and the combination of pickle relish with a twang just doesn’t agree with me.

This is one of those sauces that you will either love or hate.


Magnifisauce is shelf stable for about a year when unopened.

Once opened this sauce must be refrigerated.  The label says that, once opened, the sauce should be consumed within 90 days.  This seems fair as if you haven’t finished this off in three months then you probably aren’t too crazy about it!


I bought the 9.5 ounce bottle of sauce at Trader Joe’s for $3.49.

The price is decent if you like the flavor profile.


Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

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