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These are perfect examples of an Industrial Balsamic Vinegars, they have the I.G.P label, the C A B M, label from the "Other" consortium, truly looks authentic. Look at the ingredients "cooked and concentrated grape must, red wine vinegar".
While balsamic vinegar of Modena I.G.P at least uses wine vinegar and cooked grape must, there are a multitude of vinegars on shelves that are sold as "Balsamic", that are really just vinegar (usually cheap wine vinegar) with sweetener and caramel coloring (sometimes a thickening agent). They may be made with wine vinegar, white vinegar or cedar vinegar, and they are industrially produced to emulate the texture and flavor of True Balsamic, at a fraction of the cost. Some of these vinegars may claim to have been made in Italy, but without an I.G.P stamp , the ingredients could come from anywhere.
Some balsamic style vinegars are even produced outside of Italy- e.g. Spain, Greece, France, the U.S or Canada. The production process bears very little resemblance to the process for Traditional Balsamico, and they are not at all close to Traditional in taste. The Traditizionale Consortium refers to these mass produced vinegars as "Industriale" vinegar. We know them as salad Balsamic Dressing. Most of these "salad Balsamics" are watery and insipid tastes like crudely made fresh wine vinegar and smells like apple cider, banana, geraniums and even solvent. These are not desirable characteristics.
Some examples below:
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