Friday, September 6, 2013

De Nigris Organic Balsamic Glaze

We love finding a 'new' yummy to enjoy. That can even happen with the processed food items we choose to use in our healthier life. When we come upon something we can integrate, and still feel good about eating, that is a happy day in the neighborhood! This has transpired with De Nigris Organic Balsamic Glaze. Twist my finger to tell you about this one! The last time I went to the food market they were sold out, so this time I bought two bottles! It's that good! Hmmm On second thought... maybe I shouldn't share this product review with the world...

You may recall my recent blog post about making your own balsamic reduction glaze at home. Wow! What a tasty treat that scrumptious drippy sauce is on your foods! The variety of uses is wonderful! Salads, desserts, salmon, sweet potato fries, and veggies! Darn near anything tastes better with a few drips of balsamic vinegar reduction! Plus you can get all fancy by swirling cool designs on your plates and across the food. Chefs use balsamic reduction glaze all the time in restaurants to make food taste amazing, and look cool. The sweet and sour combo works on the taste buds, and the squeeze bottle creates the art. I love balsamic vinegar just by itself, so making a sweet thick version is crazy good! You do not need very much of the glaze to flavor your food. So it's not too much sugar intake if you control your drizzle. The nutritional info on the Glaze bottle is as follows: A serving size is one tablespoon. Sugars 10g, sodium 10 mg, carbs 11g, Fat 0, and calories 45. Without over doing it, I think we can enjoy this taste sensation on occasion.

Apparently it seems there are many chefs who don't make their own glaze at all, but instead purchase it from the De Nigis company which makes many different flavored vinegar glazes. Only one of them is organic, and that is the one we bought from our natural foods co-op. If you find making your own balsamic reduction glaze takes too long, then this store bought Glaze is a quick fix alternative. Same thick delicious syrupy flavor. This Glaze product will be a staple in our refrigerator. Out of salad dressing? Just grab the bottle of glaze! It takes less glaze to flavor the salad anyway! Makes everything melt in your mouth!

The De Nigris company is from Italy and has been making vinegars since 1889. They are quite proud of the quality of their product, as well as the heritage of their business. 

If you see this Organic DeNigris Balsamic Vinegar Glaze in your market, pay the extra dollars, it's worth the money! You will find so many uses for this glaze. I think this one is a winner!