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White vs regular balsamic Vinegars

Aside from color, does regular balsamic vinegar and white balsamic vinegar taste similar? I have a recipe that calls for white...where you mix it with a black olive tapenade, but if the flavors are similar and all I have is regular, I will just use the regular.

asked by skittle about 4 years ago
4 answers 11752 views
added about 4 years ago

Hi skittle, I asked this question a couple of months ago a little differently. http://www.food52.com/hotline... Quite educational in all the responses. Our pierino had some things to say that were quite interesting and some other great info showed up. Check it out and may the conversation continue!

added about 4 years ago

I do not find they taste similar at all. That said, I do not buy fancy brands of these either. But the regular balsamic is sweeter and heavier in flavor than the white I have had. I have subbed white for regular in a couple of situations, but not regular for white.

I too would love to know what the "deal" is with white. It seems like a marketing gimmick to me, but it tastes smoother than regular white vinegar and we like it, so we use it.

added about 4 years ago

With black olives, I imagine that the red balsamic would be a better choice -- possibly in smaller quantity, so taste as you add.

added about 4 years ago

Thank you for the responses! I will check out the previously posted question as well for even more information!