Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fresh Fruit Vinegars by Mange Review

Yep, more food related products to review! Can someone say YUM??
This isn't some snack that I can just pop into my mouth...but it sure makes some delicious condiments! No, this is NOT your everyday vinegar! Instead it has a kick of fruit flavor. While these vinegars come in a wide array of flavors, I was sent White Peach and Passion Fruit to experiment with!

While I found my own recipe to use my vinegars in, the company was kind enough to send a couple along. Unfortunately, while they sound delicious, it just isn't something that I would make. Maybe one of you would like to try and let me know how it tastes? Okay, thanks! (:
By clicking on the picture, I hope you will be able to read the ingredients. If not, let me know and I'll gladly write them out for you!

 Though I don't exactly recommend taking a sip of vinegar (yikes!), I did dip my finger to give it a taste. Of course the main thing you taste is the vinegar. However, there is def. a fruity 'zing' to them. The white peach was delicious and literally tasted like fresh peaches! Then there's the Passion Fruit. Quite honestly, I don't know what passion fruit should taste like as I've never had it before. To me, it smells and tastes a bit like green tea. While I like green tea, I wasn't a huge fan of this flavor. It would probably be good in the right recipe. I just haven't found that one yet!

So on to what I did with my vinegars! Well, I made a vinaigrette! I absolutely love salads so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try them out! I didn't want to go crazy with it, so I browsed the internet for a simple recipe. I was able to find this one courtesy of Ina Garten:


1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup good olive oil
Salad greens or mesclun mix for 6 to 8 people

In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, garlic, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified.

Place the salad greens in a medium bowl and add enough dressing to moisten. Sprinkle with a little extra salt and pepper, if desired, and serve immediately.

    Of course when I made mine, I swapped the Champagne 
Vinegar for these fresh fruit vinegars. I also
added a bit of italian seasoning to give it a bit more color and texture. Otherwise, I felt like I was just eating olive oil with bits of garlic!

I have bought raspberry flavored vinaigrette before, so I had high hopes for this! Then came the taste test! Once again, the White Peach dressing was very good! It obviously wasn't quite as 'peachy' as before, but it still had a hint. The perfect amount of fruit flavor in my opinion. With the Passion Fruit vinegar, I really wasn't able to pick out the flavor that much. It may have had almost a bit of bitterness....or maybe not... I guess I'm just not really sure.

In conclusion, I really just think that the flavors are hit and miss! I would definitely buy the White Peach again. The Passion Fruit..not so much! Hopefully at one point or another, I'll get the chance to try more flavors and let you all know what I think!

If you would like to buy some vinegar for yourself, you can do so HERE!

Also, help keep this product 'Made in USA' and more by donating HERE and receiving a delicious gift!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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