After working for a company who made mass produced and over priced impure balsamic vinegar, peddled through multiple middle men…….. I started The Golden Leaf with the aim to be a different kind of company. Our goal is to deliver a premium quality barrel aged pure balsamic vinegar at a reasonable price. We can achieve this by cutting out the middle men and robotic automation and returning to the quality hand crafted days of old. Like in the days of old, our flavors simmer for years and the end result is as much of a work of art, as it is a healthy and delectable old world addition to any meal!
Our pure balsamic is flavored with dehydrated fruit powders and spices. To ensure the balsamic ages well, it must be free of the water commonly found in many purees, juices and extracts. Without the water from the fruits and spices they are all non perishable, with long shelf lives and do not require refrigeration. Most companies use water based flavoring methods because it is easier and cheaper. But we don’t believe in cutting corners. We believe that a superb balsamic is one that can be used in extreme moderation. As such, all of our balsamic vinegars are extremely thick and flavorful, allowing for sparing use without compromising flavor. There are many potential health benefits of a high quality balsamic vinegar including improved skin health, lower cholesterol, weight loss and reducing hypertension.
We also offer all natural cold pressed extra virgin olive oils, made from the finest collection of hand picked olives and dehydrated spices. The real spices in our olive oils ensure a rich taste two months or two years from now. Often infused oils, without real spices lose their flavor over time. Our Golden Leaf olive oil however, only gets more robust and flavorful over time. As with our balsamic, there are many potential health benefits of a fresh, high quality extra virgin olive oil. Our fresh olive oil is packed with antioxidants and polyphenols; which can help improve or can help treat a plethora of issues such as digestion, weight management, diabetes and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases when used in moderation.
In addition to our love of health, history and the quality crafted days of old, we at The Golden Leaf also love our planet. As such, we donate one percent of every purchase on the official Golden Leaf website to Earth Justice: Preserving Magnificent Places and Wildlife. We donate another one percent to The Center for Biological Diversity: Protecting Endangered Plants, Animals & The Ocean and lastly we donate another one percent to The Animal Legal Defense Fund: Working to Change U.S. Animal Protection laws. This unfortunately applies only for purchases made on our Golden Leaf website. We believe in giving back and doing our part to make sure that future generations have a healthy planet to live on, with diverse species and wildlife. A planet with high quality breathable air from a sea of trees and not parking lots. If you have a charity that you are enthusiastic about, contact us and let us know and we will make sure that the three percent from your purchase and all consecutive purchases, will go to the charity you designate.
We are even so enthusiastic about saving animals, the environment and our planet that we want you to do it, even when you aren’t shopping with us. If and when you shop on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com when making your purchases and one half of one percent of certain purchases, will go to the charity of your choice. For other stores such as Walmart, Coach, Banana Republic, Nike and more……… download the iGive app on your phone and when directed to these corporate websites through it… anywhere from one and a half percent for all Walmart purchases and up to four percent for all Coach purchases, will be donated to the charity of your choice as well. Thank you for visiting our website and please don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the page and like us on Facebook! Every little bit helps and we will keep you up to date on all sales, coupon codes and environmental causes and petitions that urgently need your help! We look forward to having your patronage!