July 21, 2013


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Bring some home

Our customers ♥ our balsamic glaze and we ♥ our customers.

Bought a bottle from a local restaurant - best Balsamic we have found. T. Farney, CO

We love your Mandarano Balsamic Glaze so much, it is incredible. I could drink it. We have tried it on absolutely everything. My husband loves it too, but I am truly addicted. We are starting to take it out when we go out to eat. What can I say, it is the best!   Bev, RI 

I am so THRILLED with the glaze. It has become a staple in the pantry. I expect a long and tasty relationship with you.  W. Brody, Art of Food TV, CA

Loving the Balsamic Glaze and have shared it at dinner gatherings with lots of lip-smacking smiles of gastronomic appreciation!  K. Cronin, PA

So simple, but such a powerful flavor.  J. Kovaks, NY

Your glaze is far superior than any other we have tried.  K Cubalchini, IL

Frankly, I don't have time to cook elaborate meals but I like to eat flavorful dishes. This sauce just did it!!! Thanks for your creation!! It makes some of us happy to cook again.  M. LaValvo, CA

This is such a wonderful product! Our family and guests just love it. This is my second case! Thank you!  D. Kroska, MN

Just wanted to tell you how awesome that balsamic is; just received it the other day and last night used it on our salmon and oven baked sweet potato fries - incredible - could have just sat there and dipped into the entire bottle.  B. Fell, DE

My brother in-law hates brussel sprouts. He tried one with your glaze to appease me. His comment, "it even makes brussel sprouts taste good." We also no longer use any steak sauce at our house, best on flank steak.  M. Walsh, MN

I've started using it in everything I cook - chicken, tofu, baked potatoes, steak, etc. The sauce is absolutely delicious.... everyone who tries it goes away happy. The flavor of the balsamic with everything else you combined into it makes it very special. S Murray, TN

As my daughter puts it, "This stuff is banging on fresh veggies and wild duck!"Edd, CT

Your glaze is superb! We have had it on salmon, grilled chicken, and I put it on my strawberries with a touch of really good cream – absolute heaven.  B. Thelander, WA

Janet, we love the Balsamic Sauce. It is really great. In fact we would like to give some to friends and to the Chef here at Toscana Country Club. Send us another box of 12, please …  R. Tonkin, OR

I really like your Glaze. I’m not a great cook and the glaze makes it easy to “dress-up” my entrées. Makes it look like I really know what I’m doing.  Marcia, IL 

We just received our order of your sauce and WOW!!!!...THAT is the same sauce I had on a steak in Modena.  Joe/ Florida

Mary and I just used up the last of the balsamic glaze! My gosh that stuff ROCKS!!! I want to buy a case of 12 from you.  M. Wilson, WA 

My task now is to spread the word and the glaze!  I. Thompson, CA

I'll confirm that Mandarano Balsamic Glaze is great. We use it as a light coating glaze on Calamari. J. Dunlop, FL

My Mom got this Friday! I couldn't believe she got this so quick. She loves it and it raving about it to everyone! Thanks for you wonder product and service!  E. Brown


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Chocolate Balsamic Pancakes with Strawberries

The following recipe comes courtesy of Nicole from MyLoveForCooking.com. We highly suggest you follow Nicole and read her blog. She is an amazingly creative cook with a great eye for photography!


This is a  far reaching idea I know.  I was approached by Mandarano to try out their Balsamic Glaze and Sauce and come up with a recipe using it to share with all of you.  I was really excited and honored for them to contact me to highlight their product.  To be honest I have never really cooked with a sauce like this before.   I have of course seen plenty of recipes that used this type of ingredient and was very happy to try it out.  Although I know there are many tried and true delicious ways to use it that I have ordered in restaurants or seen on TV I was determined to think of something unique.

I searched for inspirations and then I decided on the recipe you see here.  I have to admit I was a little nervous and the hubby was totally not a believer but it actually turned out really well.  The real test was when my four year old  started attacking the pancake pile after the photos and kept saying over and over “Thank you Mami, thank you for these delicious pancakes!”  Slam Dunk in my book! ;)

As for the glaze it really is SO good! I cannot wait to make more things with it. I even drizzled some on my grilled cheese to experiment and it was delicious.  I highly recommend giving this sauce a try.  The contact I have had with the company has been wonderful and the product is of excellent quality. 


  • Pancakes
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 TBS Mandarano Glaze and Sauce
  • Topping
  • 1- 1½ cups diced Strawberries
  • 3 TBS Mandarano Glaze and Sauce (or to taste)
  • ¾ cup Chocolate Sauce* (optional)


  1. Combine milk, eggs, Mandarano Balsamic Glaze and Sauce and melted butter, beat till combined.
  2. In a separate bowl mix flour, cocoa and baking soda then add sugar and salt
  3. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture till combined.
  4. Heat pan/griddle


*You can mix the Chocolate Sauce with the Balsamic Glaze if you prefer but my 2 and 4 year old loved the cakes with just the Strawberries mixed in the Balsamic Glaze. :)

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