Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fresh Fruit Vinegars by Mange #Review

Product: Fresh Fruit Vinegars

Company/Creator: Mange

Where to Buy: Amazon

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Recommend?: Yes

Mangé is a company set up to provide people with sauces that can turn your home cooking into a gastronomical dish.
Unlike other infused or syrup-based fruit vinegars, Mangé’s fresh fruit vinegars are made using fruit that has been picked at its peak, puréed and preserved in vinegar. The process allows the vinegar to capture the essence of each fruit’s natural flavor, creating a brilliant burst of fruitful flavor that can be added to any appetizer, entrée, dessert or cocktail.

I'm a big fan of vinegar. For health, food, and cleaning. What's so great about it health-wise? Well, it helps with several conditions, including heartburn, blood sugar, and even diabetes. There is some more information here.

I was able to sample the fresh fruit vinegars in two varieties, pear and blackberry. They are all natural, kosher and gluten free, with no preservatives or added color. My first thought for these was vinaigrette for green salads! However, I'm the only one willing to eat that here..but it will happen! The recipe cards I received suggested alcohol. While I'm sure that would be great, not something I have on hand very often. (That blood orangatini available in the recipe dropbox sure sounds yummy! And the cherry flash bomb...ok, I need to focus on the food...and the vinegars I actually have haha.) The food recipe cards were a bit...high end...and more work/money than I'm willing to spend on something my kids probably won't eat. They sound yummy though.There is a fruit salad that sounded like a safe bet, though I had to improvise it a little.

Oranges, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, blackberry and pear vinegars, powdered sugar.

I tasted both off the spoon prior to adding them in the fruit salad. Very palatable, I'm sure the rest of the blackberry with be great with my future salad. Either would also make for a good fruit dip, put a little in some honey sweetened plain yogurt.
I also plan to try the pear in a crockpot chicken meal, where I'd usually use apple cider vinegar.

Did you know? Blackberry vinegar with some honey and sugar is great for a sore throat! (About a tablespoon of the mixture in a cup of hot water.)

These are great and I would definitely advise getting the starter pack!

Help Mange produce their vinegars with their Indiegogo Promotion
Our Problem:  

After our short production cycle in a commercial kitchen we needed to move to co-packers for our vinegars.  Using co-packers doesn't let us control the quality that our vinegars deserve.  We want to be able to source everything local and not have to be at the mercy of co-packers schedule or lack of time for us. Help us get us up and running locally!! 

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