You don't come across something as wonderful as this everyday. Our mild, fruity vinegar comes from the Casa Stivalet plantation in the beautiful state of Verazcruz. Unlike some flavored vinegars, this isn't plain vinegar with banana flavor added; it's made from fermented plantano machos, a breed of bananas somewhere between a regular banana and a plantain.
Most people flip when they taste the vinegar. Of course it works as a key player in a salad dressing but I've been having fun with ceviches, in particular. A local Napa pastry chef mixed two parts banana vinegar with one part piloncillo (kind of like brown sugar) and drizzled it over vanilla ice cream. it may sound odd but if you're like me, you'll hit High C.
The flavor is fruity, and while it's clearly banana, it's not too sweet or cloying. The acidity is 6%. Mixed in salads, there's a vague but wonderful tropical quality that trancends cuisines.
Produced in Veracruz, Mexico and is distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Rancho Gordo. Each bottle contains 12.3 ounces.