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Costco Vonbee Honey Citron & Ginger Tea Review

Vonbee Honey Citron and Ginger Tea from Costco

Updated Jan 2024: updated pricing and ingredient list (new ingredient list!). Plus our Costco Vonbee Honey Citron & Ginger Tea review! This Costco product is a member favorite and very popular, not only is it delicious but it can be used in many ways. If you’ve walked by this gigantic jar of golden goodness that is the Costco Vonbee Honey Citron & Ginger Tea base and thought it looks interesting, but what would I do with it? I also thought it looked interesting, it turns out that’s an understatement.

Read on for my review, the pros and cons of the Costco Vonbee Honey, Citron & Ginger Tea, ingredients, calories, where to buy it, cost and Costco item number.

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Money Saving Tip: We don’t often see Vonbee Honey Citron go on sale – we don’t suggest holding out for this to go on sale if you want it.

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Costco Vonbee Honey Citron & Ginger Tea Review

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Costco Vonbee Honey Citron & Ginger Tea Review

It’s the kind of thing that you look at the gigantic jar and think sweet, I can eat alllllll of this. Myself. Now where can I hide it so my kids and husband don’t find it? Now, should I hoard the whole jar? OK, that’s another conversation. But if you’re wondering if the Costco Vonbee Honey, Citron & Ginger Tea Base tastes good? YES! It’s too good! I’ll eat it on a spoon, I’ll eat it on the moon, I’d even eat it with a baboon…on a train, in the rain… Haha, you hear me, right?

I actually wouldn’t mind if it was a smidge less sweet, but make no mistakes, I’m NOT complaining, it’s delish! I would say its most similar to a marmalade, if I were to try to compare it to something. Great citrust flavor, the ginger is such a great complement. Costco fans rave about it’s medicinal powers for colds and flu – I am not sure about that – but it does make a delicious cup of tea, which your kids will probably want to drink when they don’t feel well. So there’s that!

What I Don’t Like…Costco Vonbee Honey Citron & Ginger Tea Review

Vonbee has recently changed their ingredient list – it no longer has high fructose corn syrup! We used to have beef with that, but we’re happy to see it’s been updated. Make no mistake this isn’t “health food” it’s still a lot of sugar just now healthier sugar lol, but we definitely prefer the new ingredient panel! Thank you Vonbee!

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Costco Vonbee Honey Citron Ginger Tea Ingredients
Vonbee Honey Citron Ginger Tea Ingredients – From Costco

How we Prepare Vonbee Honey, Citron & Ginger Tea base from Costco

  • spread on sourdough bread or crusty toast (most common)
  • add to tea in lieu of honey
  • use as an accompaniment on a cheese plate (goes great with soft cheese like brie!)
  • put inside brie en brioche
  • use like jam on anything from croissants to scones to muffins

Benefits of Ginger

Warm soothing tea made with ginger feels soothing, and helps to release congestion and discomfort. This doesn’t have a high pure ginger count, but it does have real ginger preserves in it. My kids won’t eat anything with strong ginger – and this makes a yummy tea – hot liquids are good when they’re sick – I’ll take it!

Calories and Nutrition

Each serving of Vonbee Honey Citron tea has 50 calories, 13g of carbs, 0 protein and 12g of sugar.

Vonbee Honey Citron Ginger Tea at Costco
Costco Vonebee Honey Citron & Ginger Tea Base Nutritional Panel

Costco Vonbee Tea Price & Item Number

Vonbee Honey Citron Ginger Tea is Costco Item Number 1352311 and Retails for $8.89 for a 70.54 Ounce Jar.

This item appears to have a much wider price variation nationwide than most items (which generally have a very narrow range). Readers have reported paying as much as $14.99 for this Vonbee Honey Citron tea! That’s almost twice as much – if you’ve bought it recently I’d love to hear where and how much it was in the comments!

You can also check to see if this is available on Same Day Costco with delivery for around $11.10.

Last price update: 1/23/2024

Previous Price Notes: 3/20/2021 $8.49, 4/25/2023 $9.49, 11/13/2023 $8.89

If you’ve purchased the Vonbee tea recently, please share how much it was in your Costco location!

Costco Vonbee Honey Citron Ginger Tea Base Review
Costco Fan Favorite Vonbee Citron Tea

It’s the time of year where everyone is coming down with something. If you’re feeling a little under the weather, hot tea might just be what your doctor ordered. Hot tea has been used for years to fight illnesses and help people feel better. It has antiviral properties, which can help shorten the duration of an illness, as well as reduce symptoms such as fever and congestion.

Have you tried it? We’ like YOUR Costco Vonbee Honey Citrus & Ginger Tea Review! Drop your thoughts in the comments!

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FAQs About Vonbee Honey Citron Ginger Tea:

Where can I buy Vonbee Honey Citron Ginger Tea besides Costco?

Costco Vonbee Honey Citron Ginger Tea Base Review

Vonbee Honey Citron Ginger Tea Base is also sold for a steep premium by resellers on Amazon.

How many calories are in Costco Vonbee Honey Citrus & Ginger Tea?

Vonbee Honey Citrus Ginger Tea Calories

There are 50 Calories per 20 gram serving (about 2-3 teaspoons).


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22 Comments

  1. Be aware that the Vonbee honey ginger citron on AMAZON does have high fructose corn syrup. Hence, the vendors do not show the ingredients portion of their labels.
    Thank you for pointing out that Costco’s version does not include high fructose corn syrup.
    Thank you for your reviews. Thank you for your delightful sense of humor as evidenced in your poetry. 🙂

  2. I’ve used it as hot and cold tea, and I think I’ll try it to glaze some chicken. Ooooh, with vanilla ice cream!

    1. GLAZE CHICKEN!! Wow, I hadn’t even thought of that but it will be great – now that you said that, I’m also thinking ham glaze! Brilliant, thank you SO MUCH for sharing I love those ideas!!

    1. Wow, that’s a big price difference!! Thank you for sharing – I’ve updated my post to reflect the variation in pricing in different regions. Thanks again for sharing!

  3. I noticed the ingredients listed now doesn’t include the corn syrup. Wonder if they removed it?

    1. Thank you for letting me know! I’ll have to look next time I see it and update my post! Is it now just made with sugar?

    2. Per this review, Costco has a different chemistry insofar as Costco’s VONBEE does not have high fructose corn syrup. However, AMAZON’s same Vonbee products do have high fructose corn syrup.

      1. The jars at Costco used to have corn syrup. It was reformulated and the new one doesn’t have it anymore. I believe the jars on Amazon are sold by resellers – they buy it at Costco and resell it on Amazon (hence the 3x markup). Have you ordered it or are you looking at an image on Amazon of the ingredients? I suspect the person with the listing doesn’t realize the ingredients have changed – the packaging is identical and a reader actually pointed it out to me awhile back. Or, it may be that it’s old and was purchased before the reformulation (definitley check the expiration date). I’m mostly guessing on this one and don’t have an official answer, but the jars I’ve seen being sold on Amazon have the Costco item number on the packaging – though it’s possible Vonbee now sells on Amazon…?

  4. This is garbage. Just sugary syrup with lemon slices in it. I was hoping for a good lemon/ginger tea, but you can’t even taste the ginger. Worst tea ever.

  5. This is absolute garbage. I bought it hoping it would be a good lemon/ginger tea. Was wrong. No ginger taste at all, just sugary syrup with lemon slices in it. A horrible tea.

  6. I live in Niagara Falls, Canada. Only once did I see the Ginger-Honey-Lemon Tea Mixture in a Costco and bought it. I love it but……………like with so many other things, it’s there at one time and than it’s gone!!! When I went back to get more, they had the Apple-Honey-Cinnamon tea, also from VonBee. I bought that one (which is not available anymore either). The Ginger is my favorite, I really wish, Costco would stock it again in Canada.
    Hildegard

    1. Yes, the Vonbee Honey Citron is definitely a fan favorite! We don’t have it at my Costco, but there is a Costco nearby that always has it – just mentioning in case you have multiple nearby Costco stores, it’s possible another store has it. Fingers crossed it’s back soon!

    1. It’s in some stores now. We have it in Hawthorne, CA (but don’t have it at the two other nearby stores). You can ask at the front of the store to see if it’s carried in your store or near you – and ask them to carry it. Just give them the item number, and they can look it up.

      1. Thank you so much for sharing that! It’s super helpful to know where its available how much it is in different locations – thanks again!!

  7. I absolutely love this tea. I was vomiting and couldn’t get my stomach to calm but this Vonbee honey ginger and cítron was delicious and did calm my tummy immediately. LOVE IT ❤️

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