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Coffee & Vanilla ‘Special Reserve’ Aged Balsamic

£ 6.75 £ 6.00

Our Coffee & Vanilla ‘Special Reserve’ Aged Balsamic Vinegar is highly unusual & a great way to experiment with unique flavour combinations.

Coffee has many aroma properties including those of blackberry, coriander, clove, vanilla & chocolate. It also does something wonderful to red meat dishes, accentuating the flavours further & giving it a rich intensity. The vanilla gives a subtle sweetness, with a rich aroma & extra depth of flavour.

One key difference with this compared with other cheaper imitations is that we don’t use watery, thin balsamic vinegar; these are thick enough to use as a glaze but without the artificial sweeteners & thickeners. A few drops on any salad, meats, fruits, cheeses & much more completes any dish.

We also don’t add a grain of sugar, caramel (E150) or sweetener anywhere in the process – all the sweetness comes from the passing of time & from the fruit itself. This is unlike any ‘supermarket balsamic’ or cheap, watery vinegars made with 40-50% sugar. This also means it’s ‘free’ on all the slimming plans we know of!

Neither do we do ‘reductions’ – cheaper vinegars that have been boiled to reduce them & make them thicker.

Instead, our Coffee & Vanilla ‘Special Reserve’ is a stunning, authentic aged balsamic from Modena, home of the World’s finest balsamic vinegars, aged for years in barrels until just the right balance of sweetness is attained, then infused to give a depth of flavour both surprises & delights.

Use it to boost flavour in stews, casseroles and chillies. Add a few drops to a stir fry, gravy or jus for an extra special sauce or make a marinade by adding a dash to oil, crushed garlic, thyme and whatever else you fancy: marinate pigeon or game for a few hours before cooking as usual & you’ll have a dish sure to become a favourite.

Try a few drops on ice cream too: the proteins in the dairy bind to the tannin in the coffee to mellow the taste somewhat & provide an interesting flavour combination. Add some crushed meringue for a complimentary chewy crunch!

Balsamic vinegar (98%) (concentrated grape must, wine vinegar) infused with coffee (1%) & vanilla (1%). Contains sulphites.

Typical values per 100ml

Energy 1613 KJ (379 kcal)
Protein 1.6g
Carbohydrate 89.0g
of which sugars 88.9g
Fat 0.0g
of which saturates 0.0g
Salt 0.172g

Additional information

Weight 325 g
Dimensions 40 x 40 x 180 mm
Volume

Dietary

Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Zero added sugar

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