is balsamic vinegar free?

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  1. cara78

    cara78 Full Member

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    Hi guys - I cant find any info on this and wondered if anyone knows the answer.....

    is balsamic vinegar free? I thought it was (on the basis all vinegars are free!) BUT - i see balsamic dressing has a syn value.... is balsamic vinegar and balsamic dressing the same thing??? HELP! c xxxxx
     
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  3. jaylou

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    Balsamic vinegar is free. Balsamic dressing will probably have added oil, hence the syn value.

    I think there is a fry light balsamic salad dressing spray which is free though, just to add to the confusion!
     
  4. Karen

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    i think the above poster is right.

    Basic/Non Branded Foods Dressing, Vinegar, all varieties per 100ml

    [​IMG] 0 Syn on Extra Easy [​IMG] Original Free [​IMG] Green Free


    this says 'all varieties' but i would make sure you never confuse it with dressing. xxx
     
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    thanks for your quick reply guys! I only discovered balsamic vinegar recently and love it on salads!!! i'm have been gutted if it wasnt free!!! xxx
     
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    yes the fry light balsamic dressing is free, I love it on salads. but I also use balsamic vinegar a lot in cooking.
     
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    I love balsamic added to tomato sauces with pasta, gives it a nice kick. It's great stuff!!
     
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    I was recently given the most lovely present - a pack of four 100ml bottles of different kinds of balsamic vinegar, from Waitrose.

    It has an explanation on the back of how they are made. I didn't know this before, but there is a classification of different grades, based on leaves - two leaves is "round and spirited", three leaves is "smooth and polished" and four leaves is "intensely sweet and sour".

    Can't wait to try them all!
     
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    mmmmm, I'm drooling. I LOVE balsamic vinegar. Whenever I get a chance to go to Whole Foods I always go to their oil and vinegar tasting bits so I can scoff the ancient syrupy balsamic tester they sell for extortionate prices! :D
     
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    I agree, some balsamic vinegars can be very expensive. I think that the four-pack I was given costs around £10, which when compared with the cost of the full-sized bottles is pretty good. And it will last me ages.
     
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    Yes it is, we quite often have a drooling talk about balsamic vinegar at group, as we all love it!
     
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    Ooh, that is a good price! Will have to look out for them. I don't mind paying a little bit more for good balsamic vinegar because as you say, it lasts ages and makes everything taste delicious :)

    The ones I try at wholefoods are around £20-30 for a tiny bottle though, it's mad. Tasters are free though ;)
     
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    Where can you get the balsamic fry light from - none of the supermarkets in this area seem to stock it?
     
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    I heart Balsamic vinegar. At the county show yesterday I tried all the samples 3 x!
     
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    I got some of the balsamic spray salad lite from Morrisons. I've not seen it in any of the other supermarkets.
     
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    There is an apple balsamic that is absolutely scrummy. I've seen a few varieties of it in different places but Morrisons has started to stock a variety of it too.
     
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    I got the spray in sainsburys the other day..
     
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