Fresh fruit vinegars are coming to America in a big and delicious way thanks, in part, to Christopher Spivak, owner and founder of a Massachusetts based company called Mangé. Mangé uses fruit that has been picked at its peak, puréed, and then preserved in vinegar. This allows the vinegar to capture the essence of each fruit’s natural flavor, and opens new doors for a fruitful flavor that can be added to any appetizer, entrée, dessert or cocktail.
"Most people think that if you've tried one vinegar, you've tried them all. I certainly felt that way, " recalls Spivak. “That was until I traveled to France and experienced a real fresh fruit vinegar. At that moment, I knew there was an undeniable difference between fresh fruit vinegar and every other vinegar on the market. If you’ve ever tried cooking with a fresh fruit vinegar, chances are you weren’t able to stop. Our process allows the vinegar to capture the true essence of the fruit’s natural flavor,” explains Spivak. “Each one of our vinegars starts with a flavorful burst of fruit and finishes with a balanced, acidic kick.
While preserving fruit in vinegar is a tradition that dates back many centuries, modern fresh fruit vinegars are a product category that, until now, has been unavailable in the United States. Mangé is putting a modern twist on the classic with an exquisite line of fresh fruit vinegars that are all natural, gluten-free, Kosher, and made without preservatives or synthetic dyes. The flavors available include: Blackberry, Blood Orange, Cherry, Fig, Green Apple, Mango, Passion Fruit, Pear, Raspberry, Red Pepper and White Peach.
Simple to use and highly versatile, fresh fruit vinegars are light enough to drink from a spoon, yet strong enough to marinate a ceviche. Try some and you'll be hooked. They are delicious! Enjoy!!