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Trader Giottos (Trader Joe’s) – Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

November 6, 2009


Trader Joe's Everyday Balsamic

Trader Joe's Everyday Balsamic

Name – Trader Giottos (Trader Joe’s) – Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

First Taste Thought – Vinegar

This is a very tangy everyday balsamic vinegar.  The vinegar flavor is very pronounced.  This would be a good balsamic for making salad dressings and reductions.  I would not recommend it for drizzling directly on food as the vinegar overpowers the sweetness.  This is very thin and watery in consistency.

My Three Words – Vinegar, Sweet, Watery

My Rating – (5.5/10)

More Details:
Labeled Rating –
Years Aged – N/A
Ingredients –
Wine Vinegar, Concentrated Grape Must, Caramel (Color)
Acidity –
Contains Sulfites –
Details –
Bottle –
Glass with screw cap and pour control spout
Size –
17 fl. oz.
Retail Price –

Description – Product of Italy. The mixture is matured in barrels made of various types of wood and undergoes a strictly controlled decanting process to give the vinegar its unique taste and fragrance.

Best of luck,

Balsamic Vinegar Guide

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Loretta Edgerton August 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I’ve bought Balsamic Vinegar of Modena from Trader Joes for many years and today I threw about 1/3 bottle down the drain because it turned clotty. When I poured it, clots of vinegar substance dropped out, so I poured what was in the bottle into a glass and there were many large and small “clots”. I keep this bottle in an enclosed shelf, no light or heat…I have another bottle which I will open and hope this doesn’t happen again. What is the problem? Why did it clot? Should I keep it in the refrigerator? This had never happened before and I’ll have to change brands if it does again. Good stuff, but clotts….yuk!

constanze heynold November 25, 2015 at 7:13 pm

I buy a lot at Trader Joe’s in Thousand Oaks and lately I bought a bottle of Trader Giotto’s B.V. of M. and it is sour. There is no expiration date visible but a number, which is L20315 -14:13.
The vinegar is sour and I am wondering where you hide the expiration date?

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