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  • Fritz Jan 13, 2009 05:30 PM
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fave brand that's decent for under $10?

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  1. Doesn't matter. To me, the cheap stuff all tastes the same (and there's nothing wrong with that.)

    1. Every balsamic tastes different. For a rich deep flavor get the expensive stuff. For every day use in dressings I use whatever the store has at the best price. It varies from region to region and state to state. In FL we have a local store with a local brand which is good but it is only available down here. When entertaining I always try to use a more expensive higher quality aged brand. Remember age is the key. The older the better and the more expensive.

      1. I really like trader joe's gold quality balsamic vinegar - I am not a huge trader joe's fan but I go there every once in a while and stock up on the balsamic - I eat salad almost every day. Their white balsamic is also nice for a change.

        1. I like the little jug I get at Trader Joes. Your closest appears to be at 425 S Oyster Bay Rd Plainview, NY 11803. I add it to sauces. For dipping with oil I use better stuff, depending on the company.

          1. if you have access to Costco, believe it or not i like the Kirkland balsamic for everyday use. it won't win any blind tastings, but it's not bad for everyday cooking, and doesn't contain any colors or additives. at $9 for a very large (1-liter) bottle, it's a great bargain.

            i'm also a fan of the TJ's white balsamic.

            1. The Whole Foods 365 (I think that's what it's called) tastes much better than any of the other cheapies I've tried. Very much acceptable for everyday use.

              1. World Market sells their store brand for $4.99. It's actually pretty good for the price.