ABOUT THE BALSAMIC:
Our Modena PGI Healthy Dutch Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar glaze is bursting with REAL Dutch chocolate and is healthy! What? Healthy chocolate? Is there such a thing? Yes there is. Healthy natural Dutch chocolate is actually very bitter. Everything else added to chocolate to make it taste sweet, is what makes it so unhealthy. What we have done is taken natural Dutch cocoa and added it to our naturally sweet barrel aged balsamic vinegar. Just in case that was not enough to satisfy the most demanding sweet tooth, we added monk fruit. Monk fruit is naturally sweet and healthy. It has 0 carbs, 0 sugars, 0 calories and is all natural! This balsamic is amazingly low in carbs, is ketogenic, gluten free, low in sugar and has only 20 calories per tablespoon. Best yet, as it is REAL concentrated Dutch chocolate and not so called “natural flavors” or “chocolate flavor” as you will find in other chocolate balsamic vinegars, it is extremely rich!!!!! We focus on nutrition here at The Golden Leaf. It took us two years to develop this flavor. We used to recommend our Goji Berry Balsamic Vinegar as a chocolate alternative. Now we have the real thing. Healthy, natural Dutch cocoa, with monk fruit and sweet aged balsamic vinegar. It is delicious drizzled over fresh fruit, in yogurt, over cheesecake and more.
This decadently rich balsamic vinegar is flavored with all natural, simple and limited ingredients. It is PGI certified which means that it was made using the same methods, that date as far back as the 11th century in Emilia-Romagna Italy. These methods, commemorated in time and history are far superior to that of our mass produced counterparts and is among the finest of traditionally made balsamic vinegars. To follow the time honored tradition of superior craftsmanship, all of our balsamic vinegars are made with fresh freeze-dried fruits and vegetables; not preservative laden purees, juices or unnatural chemical extracts. The absence of water will ensure that it ages smoothly and more importantly, that it will taste even better as it ages and lock in the nutritional benefits! Without the water, all of our balsamic vinegars are non perishable, do not require refrigeration and are extremely flavorful. The ingredients in our Modena PGI Healthy Dutch Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar are balsamic vinegar of Modena PGI, Dutch cocoa and freeze-dried monk fruit.
Every step of the way, we make sure to provide superior quality, to ensure we provide a healthy, quality product. We add our ingredients through the brand new and superior method of vacuum blending. Normally, blending in fruit or vegetables would cause oxidation. When you leave an apple out and exposed, it turns brown. This is oxidation. Oxygen much like water, can not only cause fruit to rapidly expire, but neutralizes the antioxidant activity. As our fruits are freeze-dried, expiration is not a concern, but we did want to make sure our superior nutritional profile was not hampered by oxidation. Vacuum blending also provides a profoundly more fresh and flavorful taste.
We normally recommend an olive oil with our balsamic vinegars. However, in this case we recommend for variety pairing it with either our Black Cherry or Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar. They make an absolutely delectable combination. To save on multiple bottle options, check out our Golden Leaf Value Variety Packs.
At The Golden Leaf we are the artisans who make our products, allowing us to provide unparalleled quality and nutrition, at a direct to consumer everyday low price. Our Modena PGI Balsamic Vinegar is thick, sweet, naturally flavorful and barrel aged 12 to 18 years. We handcraft not automate, making our products as much of an art form, as they are a delectable old world addition to any meal. This all natural balsamic vinegar is available in traditional style or flavored with freeze-dried fruits and spices. We do not use artificial chemical extracts or preservative laden purees. Just limited ingredients and no added anything. We only use the best fresh whole freeze-dried fruits, which allows our flavors to retain their nutrition including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fragile enzymes. Freeze-drying not only provides optimal nutrition, but an unmatched preservative free shelf life, as freeze-drying negates the need for chemical preservatives. Not to mention the amazing and flavorful taste, as we can add more fruit than water, to all of our balsamic vinegars. Easily add quality nutrition and flavor to every meal by drizzling a small amount of The Golden Leaf Balsamic Vinegar on your next meal, salad or side dish and taste the ‘Old World Simple’ difference.