TJ’s balsamic: The Chianti of vinegar

11 Jun

If balsamic vinegar is a pantry staple for you like it is for me, then a key factor in your b.v. selection is quantity. For that alone, TJ’s offers a size that will serve long and well.

I’m not a balsamic vinegar connoisseur, so I can’t say honestly that TJ’s version is better or worse than any others. I’d love to hear from anyone who is more attuned to the nuances of balsamic quality.

Aesthetically, though, it can run with the pack, I think. The bottle resembles a Chianti container. That offers potential shabby chic/70’s retro decorating potential – future candlestick holder, anyone?

Balsamic vinegar

Thanks, TJ’s.

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Nutrition info for TJ’s balsamic vinegar

How to use balsamic vinegar – great resource!

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2 Responses to “TJ’s balsamic: The Chianti of vinegar”

  1. Mar Mar October 14, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Hey there! I really, really love this TJ product! Only fault I find with it is how it dribbles really badly after every pour. It looks so pretty in the jug it comes with but I may transplant it into an old plastic bottle of olive oil that poured out easily without any mess… Am I just a klutz at pouring from this jug of deliciousness (there was one time I managed to do it perfectly… but just once and I couldn’t replicate the move!)? Or do you perhaps have any tips?

  2. procurrent October 14, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Hi, Mar Mar, Thanks for your comment! Hmmm, the dribble effect is SO annoying! I’m sure it’s the bottle’s fault and not yours! However, I haven’t found that in the bottles of balsamic I’ve bought – or haven’t noticed it to a large degree. And I’ve gone through several jugs!

    I think your fix is a good one. I love the idea that the transfer container is an olive oil bottle because for me, the balsamic and olive oil are nearly inseparable!

    Also, you could get a spout to put on the TJ’s bottle. Good luck with that! And maybe the next bottle of balsamic will be less messy?! : )

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