Originally Posted by thymeless
The ingredients label might surprise you. Even many of the "aged" ones are still red wine vinegar and grape must which is where the balsamic flavors come from and the aging claims. Costco balsamic, which is decent for the price, and claims a 15 year aging, lists ingredients as red wine vinegar and grape must as the ingredients.
Sounds like a condimento
grade - aged must cut with red wine vinegar.
Consortium grades, I'll grant, are more challenging to locate, and significantly more expensive.
Back on point, though.
The recipe in question calls for 1/2 cup of balsamic. If it was looking for a true Tradizionale
, there's no way it'd be asking for that much.