View Full Version : is my apple cider vinegar bad?
06-06-2005, 03:20 PM
Hi! I bought some unpasturized apple cider vinegar from Wild Oats in hopes of making some tasty salad dressings. Well, I made the garlicy one, I can't remember the name though, and I hated it because all I could taste was the apple cider vinegar! The recipe called for 3/4 C or something and I even only used 2/3 C. Could my apple cider vinegar have been bad? I just purchased it maybe a month or 2 before but I hadn't opened it until the day I wanted to make the recipe. It really smelled "vinegary" to me but I used it anyway since it was new vinegar and previously I had never used the stuff. I don't know. Is that how it is supposed to taste?
06-06-2005, 03:25 PM
Is what how it's supposed to taste? Like vinegar? *falls off the chair laughing* :D
06-06-2005, 03:26 PM
LOL - well, you know what I mean!!!! ;)
06-06-2005, 03:28 PM
I think that this is sadly a case of mistaken identity. Apple cider vinegar is not like rice wine vinegar. It actually TASTES like vinegar. I think what you bought is fine... but I would recommend substituting lemons if you find you don't like the flavor.
06-06-2005, 03:28 PM
Actually, I don't. I re-read your post quite a few times. Sometimes, what I've found in recipes is, there's a mis-print or someone likes something with something waaaaaaay more than I do. Salt is a biggie. Vinegar, might be another. Sweetner for sure. Have you tried adding some oil to it to soften the taste?
06-07-2005, 05:41 AM
vinegar is like honey, it doesn't go bad, unless you add stuff to it, like peppers or sugar, or make it into a salad dressing.
Vinegar is a natural anti bacterial, and anti viral, so it can't go bad.
So, with that said, it can be very intense.
I personally use lime juice as I love the flavor, and it adds a "special" flavor to dressings etc. that most people don't use.
so, you might try this, or you can use 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 lemon or lime juice.
vinegar is just cheaper and always tastes the same, where sometimes lemons or limes, can be more sweet or more tart, so the taste can change alot from one batch to the other.
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