Testing out a NEW Flavor – FIG BALSAMIC!

Nikki’s jammin’ on a new jam flavor for fall….. Fig Balsamic.
Chef Matthew Zubrod from Malibu & Vine Restaurant suggested this combination to Nikki and she just HAD to try it. So, we gathered 15 of our trusted tasters and put together a fabulous fall spread of green apples and pears, goat and manchego cheeses, french baguette, roasted almonds, and two types of prosciutto.
And … (drumroll)… the results are in!
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NIKKI’S JAM TASTING RESULTS
Fig Balsamic
(star* = a ‘favorite’ vote. note: some tasters voted for 2 favorites.)

(3 stars)***
#1 ROASTED FIGS, RAO’S BALSAMIC, THYME, SHALLOTS, ORANGE, PORT
feedback:
“tart”
“tastes like cherries”
“too subtle, too mild”
“too mild to be a stand alone jam”
“could be a little sweeter, more fig”

(5 stars)*****
#2 ROASTED FIGS, BROWN SUGAR, PORT, RAO’S BALSAMIC, ORANGE ZEST
feedback:
“tastes like tamarind”
“strong citrus flavor”
“you can taste the balsamic most in this one”
“this has the most different flavor, doesn’t taste like a traditional jam. which is good”

(7 stars)*******
#3 GASTRIQUE, SMASHED FIGS, CAROLIVA BALSAMIC, WATER, ORANGE
feedback:
“great blend”
“traditional”
“tangy”
“essence of the two flavors”

(3 stars)***
#4 ROASTED WHOLE FIGS, BROWN SUGAR, THYME, CAROLIVA BALSAMIC, ORANGE ZEST
feedback:
“too sweet”
“too herby”

  

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