SOLARGARDENS@AVALON TASTING STUDIO DARK BALSAMIC VINEGARS
All of our dark balsamic are naturally flavoured. No added sugars, sweeteners, glutens, colouring, or thickening agents. They only contain naturally occurring sulfites and no added or re-introduced sulfites.
A Premium Balsamic Vinegar is without a doubt a condiment that is unparalleled in taste and versatility. Our balsamic are selected from one of the most reputable producers in Italy, and are of exceptional quality.
Acai Berry - (ah-sigh-EE) berry is a grapelike fruit harvested from Acai
palm trees, which are native to the rainforests of South America. Brush on poultry, drizzle over salads and fruits, add to pan drippings for a delicious sauce. Pairs well with Truffle, Garlic, Blood Orange, and Persian Lime olive oils.
Apricot - This apricot balsamic is juicy, fragrant, sweet, slightly tart, and
simply mouthwatering! It makes a fantastic vinaigrette, glaze, or reduction for fruit salad or grilled chicken. Drizzle over greens and add goat cheese crumbles for an amazing salad!
Blackberry - This balsamic vinegar is sweet and smooth and bursting
with summertime freshness. Drizzle it on your favorite desserts, fruit salads, or cheese plates. Splash into your favorite iced tea or lemonade recipes for a summertime treat. Use as a marinade for pork or chicken or slather on baby back ribs.
Blackberry Ginger - Sweet blackberry flavour combined with a hint of spicy, sweet ginger. Delicious in combination with a fruit dish or as a salad
dressing, but also perfect as a sauce for roast pork or chicken.
Black Currant - This blend of balsamic vinegar and black currants
produces a unique flavour that nicely complements feta cheese, red onions and orange wedges in salads. A rich balsamic vinegar infused with sweet black currants, this unique vinegar is rich and full of depth. Pair it with other berries, pork, game meat, mushrooms and fresh cheeses.
Black Mission Fig - Rich and flavourful. Pair with Garlic, Wild Mushroom & Sage, Tuscan Herb, Walnut, Chipotle or Blood Orange Olive Oil.
Blueberry - A great blueberry aroma, crisp and very tart flavour with a mild sweetness. This unique balsamic is great for dressings, dessert sauces or
as a marinade for your steaks or pork.
Butter Pecan - Our Butter Pecan Balsamic Vinegar combines the flavors of roasted pecans, butter and vanilla for a sweet, traditional taste that
can’t be beat.
Cara Cara Orange Vanilla - Madagascar Vanilla and the
bright citrus of Cara Cara Oranges combine to delight the senses. Pair with fine chocolate, drizzle over fruit salad, in sparkling water, mixed drinks, or over yogurt or ice cream.
Caramel - The concentrated, burnt sugar flavour has hints of vanilla and cream. It's perfect to drizzle over angel food cake or use in a fruit salad. Or top baked fruit.
Cherry - Sweet cherry with a hint of licorice aftertaste. Perfect for vinaigrettes, pork and duck. Also great on ice cream and drizzled over a brownie. Yumm!
Chile - A mild chile flavour that works well on a salad or as a marinade for meats. Don’t forget drizzling on a bowl of beef chili to add extra yum.
Chocolate Cherry - Chocolate covered cherries? Need we say more? Use as a topping on ice cream, cheesecake or a fudge brownie!
Chocolate Jalapeno - Everything is better with chocolate! This
rich chocolate flavor is enhanced with just a little bit of spicy jalapeno. Marinate steaks or drizzle this over fresh fruit with a little pound cake. If you want to be healthy try this with roasted brussels sprouts or plain cottage cheese.
Chocolate Mandarin - The creamy goodness of the chocolate flavour pairs perfectly with the tangy citrus zing of mandarin. Tastes like orange
sherbet with dark chocolate syrup. Great over ice cream.
Chocolate Raspberry - A decadent flavour combination that
few can pass up; this rich and dark balsamic combines the sweet dark flavours of chocolate with the tart undeniable zing of fresh raspberries. Great over ice cream or pancakes.
Chocolate Strawberry - This rich and dark balsamic combines
the sweet flavours of chocolate with big bold strawberries. Perfect alone, used as a dessert sauce, or in combination with a citrus flavoured olive oil as a salad dressing. Also try as a topping on Brie cheese.
Cinnamon Pear - A lovely pear taste with a hint of cinnamon. Try it
on pork or lamb. Wonderful on fruit and desserts. Blend with EVOO and drizzle over spinach, baby arugula, slices of fresh pear, toasted pecans and dried cranberries.
Citrus - Citrus flavours of grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. Great in vinaigrette to dress your salad or fruit. Also good for marinating chicken or fish.
Coconut - An ideal accompaniment to tropical dishes. Pair with our Meyer Lemon, Persian Lime or Blood Orange for salad dressings or to marinate
chicken or shrimp for the grill. A darker version of our popular white balsamic.
Cranberry - This is a wonderful flavor to add to meats, such as pork or turkey. Works great on a salad with nuts, or try it on vanilla ice cream.
Cucumber & Melon - A summery taste that goes well with marinated veggies or pair with our Meyer Lemon olive oil for a fresh salad
Espresso - This flavourful balsamic is excellent as a steak marinade or as a base for barbecue pork. With the essence of dark roasted coffee, enjoy this as a glaze for your favourite cut of beef. Makes fresh fruit taste amazing!
Fig & Lemon - This rich, dark balsamic vinegar has a full fig flavour, brightened with the citrus touch of lemon. Beautiful as a seafood glaze and
delicious combined with nuts in your favorite salad.
Garlic - Pungent garlic in a thick dark sweet balsamic vinegar, this is a
great option in a vinaigrette or as a drizzle on your Caprese salad. Mix it with our Parmesan rosemary olive oil for a great chicken marinade or dipping sauce. A dark version of our Garlic white balsamic.
Grapefruit - A light balsamic to brighten up your summer salads or drizzle on rich, lightly seasoned fish. Pair with our Blood Orange olive oil for a
crisp, clean vinaigrette.
Green Apple - A slight tart taste of apple. Try it with an olive oil for a delicious spinach and nut salad dressing.
Hibiscus - Very fragrant and fruity, and a bit sweet. Hibiscus is
becoming the trendy taste of the day! Not only can it be used as an aromatic balance to sweet dishes, it can add layers of flavor in savory dishes as well. Try it in your martini or add a drop to your next citrusy cocktail. Or drizzle on a crostini with Brie.
Honey Date - Mediterranean flavours of honey and date. Drizzle over crispy bacon wrapped figs. Great for a grilled pork marinade or sauce. Toss with a salad of olives, capers, tomato and feta cheese.
Honey Raspberry - A combination of sweet honey and raspberry, this flavourful balsamic can be used over your favorite fruit salad, as a chicken or salmon marinade, or even as a delicious sweet sauce on your steaks.
Jalapeno - With a smoky, spicy flavour of jalapeño, it’s perfect to add a
bit of heat as a marinade for salmon or chicken. Try it paired with our
Persian Lime olive oil for a vinaigrette for your taco salad. A dark version of our Jalapeño white balsamic.
Juniper Berry - Sweet, pleasantly herbal and with just the right bite,
our Juniper Berry balsamic is a seasonal flavour which beckons the holidays with the distinctive taste of juniper berries. Try this balsamic with gin in a cocktail, paired with wild game or as a glaze for duck.
Key West - Enjoy a citrus explosion with this popular dark balsamic
vinegar. Use as a tropical component in your marinades or vinaigrettes. A blend of grapefruit, orange, lime and lemon, this versatile vinegar is great with vegetables and proteins, or use with grains like quinoa or farro. Drip on top of some chopped avocados, halved cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and walnuts for a delicious snack.
Lavender - A member of the mint family, lavender can be described as herbaceous, earthy and floral. Use in any recipe calling for thyme or marjoram, or poured over favourite desserts (especially ice cream).
Lemon - Perfect as a glaze for salmon or other seafood. Adds a nice citrus touch when used in vinaigrettes.
Mandarin Orange - Perfect for vinaigrettes, salads and sauces For Asian, pork or chicken dishes.
Mango - This sweet fruity balsamic is always great by itself, on a salad or on fresh fruit. Use also as a marinade on many different meats and poultry.
Would make a great topping for your favorite ice cream.
Maple - Flavours of caramelized sugar and vanilla. Warm and pour over pancakes or dunk French toast strips. Works as a healthy substitute
for brown sugar in your porridge/oatmeal.
Orange - A little more tangy than our Mandarin Orange dark balsamic, enjoy the sweet, citrus zing of this rich balsamic in a multitude of ways.
Peach - A rich and fruity finely crafted balsamic from Italy with a pleasant punch of peach! Adds a unique fresh flavour to salads, seafood and pork. Drizzle over fresh fruit for a simple, sensational dessert.
Pear - Light pear taste delicious on salads, fresh fruit, ice cream and a variety of meats to compliment their flavour. Use this balsamic with mild olive oil for a salad dressing or dip, or just by itself. It is so good!
Pistachio - A decadent sweet, nutty flavour. Drizzle over a strawberry sorbet. Try as a glaze over lamb chops or other gamey meats. Pour over pan seared and pistachio crusted Tilapia or Halibut.
Pomegranate -Enjoy this sweet, slightly tart balsamic vinegar. With a supple pomegranate flavour, it can be enjoyed on salads, in desserts, as well as in sauces and marinades.
Pompea - (Pomegranate and Pear) Drizzle over white fish or blend with an olive oil for a tart and sweet salad dressing. Great on cheesecake
or ice cream. Try blended into a warm apple cider.
Raspberry - Great alone or paired with olive oil or try it with the Blood Orange infused olive oil for a great bread dip or salad dressing. This balsamic is also awesome on vanilla ice cream.
Raspberry Cranberry - Tart and sweet, this flavourful dark
balsamic is great to use in both sweet and savory dishes. Very versatile, use as a glaze on ham, put into your favorite cranberry sauce recipe or just pour over ice cream. The possibilities are endless.
Rich Dark Chocolate - Outstanding marinade for chicken or pork. Use Chocolate Balsamic in a reduction for a mouthwatering sauce. Toss
with fresh berries. Also try as a topping on Brie cheese.
Spicy Mango - Turn up the heat with chile peppers and mango! Try on sautéed shrimp, pan-seared sea scallops or for an Oriental chicken salad.
Spicy Orange - Citrus with a kick. Enjoy our Spicy Orange balsamic on bruschetta, over ice cream and as the perfect component in a salad dressing. pork, chicken and asian dishes.
Strawberry - Terrific paired with our Basil EVOO over greens,
strawberries, toasted pecans, and goat cheese. To make an instant appetizer, try it drizzled on a strong cheese such as smoked cheddar.
Tangerine - With a bold tangerine aroma and flavour, this balsamic is perfect for vinaigrettes and sauces. When used as a marinade on scallops, enjoy the sweet caramelization after it’s been grilled.
25 Star - Hints of fig and dried raisins. Add a dash to slice fruit, cheeses, salads, or fish to enhance their flavour.
Tangy Fig – A blend of tangerine and fig. Blend with an olive oil dressing for salads. Great as a marinade for grilled salmon, chicken or pork
chops. Top cantaloupe wrapped with prosciutto.
Tart Berry – (Strawberry and Lemon) Toss a salad with baby arugula, sliced strawberries and blue cheese and candied pecans. Brush
on grilled salmon or baked chicken. Drizzle over salami stuffed with blue cheese.
Traditional - This balsamic vinegar from Modena Italy is so smooth
you could sip it after dinner. Use it as a drizzle on aged cheeses, cured meats and fresh fruit, or as a dessert sauce for vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Makes a great marinade or a fabulous finish on salmon.
Vanilla - A distinctive sweet and dark balsamic vinegar, hinted with the flavour of vanilla. Use with your dessert, pouring over vanilla ice cream and
pound cake with fresh strawberries. Or also excellent for a sweet vinaigrette.
Vanilla Fig - Great poured over grilled asparagus, or added to your favorite sauces. Try drizzled over a good nutty cheese for a treat.
Walberry (Walnut & Strawberry) - With a pleasant strawberry walnut aroma and unique flavour, it is perfect for vinaigrettes and
Watermelon - Perfect for summer salads. Try watermelon, feta and arugula with toasted pine nuts or a watermelon caprese salad. Drizzle over a lemon sorbet.
Champagne Vinegar - Solera aged dark balsamic vinegar from
Modena, Italy is blended with sparkling white french champagne vinegar. With an acidity of 6%, it adds a tart kick to many applications such as vinaigrettes, marinades and sauces.
Sherry Reserva Vinegar - Has a true sherry flavour. It tastes
of ripe fruit and nuts, and is delicately balanced by tangy acidity. Enjoy its intensity as a dressing for greens, warm salad or an outstanding reduction sauce.