This Trader Joe’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is one of many versions of balsamic vinegar that TJ’s has carried. It has a nice sweet-sour taste that goes really well on salads, meats and pretty much whatever you want to add flavor to. TJs balsamic vinegar of Modena is equal parts white vinegar and concentrated grape must, so this is significantly less sweet than Trader Joe’s Balsamic Glaze. Balsamic vinegar is of course revered in Italy and used in dozens of dishes to add flavor, so the fact this is made in Italy is a good start. I like the flavor of this but to be honest it can be hard to differentiate the different balsamic vinegars from each other. Either way, put this on anything and the sweetness coupled with the sour will make it better………….
- 15 calories per serving
- Net Weight: 16.9 oz
- Made in Italy with white vinegar and concentrated grape must
Balsamic Vinegar of Modena at Trader Joe’s
This balsamic vinegar is a good value priced at under $3 for an almost 17 ounce bottle. Not that it matters, but I do love the label for this with a gorgeous painting of Modena, Italy on it. It reminds me of a bottle of Italian wine. I’d love to know what everyone uses balsamic vinegar in or on and if they have any go to recipes that this pairs perfectly with. Like everyone else, I love Italian food, and this is a (grape) must to have around for whenever you need a flavor boost. I’m really curious to know if anyone has a favorite type of balsamic vinegar at Trader Joe’s or from other national brands. I think I need to refine my palette and get more sophisticated. Maybe balsamic vinegars are a good place to start! Here’s a few other options if you can’t make it to TJs…..
– Alessi Balsamic Reduction Vinegar, 8.5 Ounce (Pack of 6)
– Trader Giotto’s Gold – Aceto Balsamico di Modena – 8.5oz/250ml
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4 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Balsamic Vinegar, Made in Modena”
There is a lead contamination warning for TJ’s balsamic vinegar on the shelves that is required by the state of California.
Please have a competent, certified, independent laboratory determine the lead content of Trader Joe’s balsamic vinegars and make the results available to your customers so they can choose how much lead they want to consume with Trader Joe’s vinegar.
To do so would be consistent with TJ’s history of ethical treatment of its customers and could only help them to stay healthful consumers.
Jay, thanks for pointing this out. That definitely is something to note when buying this Trader Joe’s balsamic vinegar.
Trader Joe’s should find a different supplier with lead-free vinegar
What is the acidity level of your White Modena Vinegar? I would like to use it in my canning. Thanks