Happy New Year and welcome to the first Friday Food Finds of 2018. While some enjoy setting New Year’s resolutions, I prefer to set up health related goals instead. During the month of December, I took an inventory of my daily routine to see what may be missing from my typical day to day. As health conscious as I am, I have to admit that I slipped quite a bit on my daily apple cider vinegar routine last year. With the help of Vermont Village, I will once again be adding this back into my morning regime.
Vermont Village is a company that’s well known for their apple cider vinegar products as well as applesauce. They recently expanded their product line to include these organic apple cider vinegar shots and sipping vinegars. Both were developed to bring healthy-lifestyle connoisseurs a more versatile way to get in their daily dose of apple cider vinegar. For those not familiar with all of the wonderful benefits, apple cider vinegar is great for digestion, reduces bloating, and can even help to manage blood sugar levels. Your skin, hair and nails will also benefit! It’s definitely worth taking.
The Raw Apple Cider Sipping Vinegars are available in Blueberries & Honey, Turmeric & Honey, Cranberries & Honey, and Ginger & Honey. The Vinegar Shots come packaged in these vibrant colored yet very convenient 1 oz. pouch style packages and are available in all four flavors in addition to one called the Double Shot. The four flavored vinegars include honey which helps with both sweetness and flavor and also does a great job complementing the tang of the apple cider vinegar.
Blueberries & Honey
Vermont Village recommends mixing an ounce of the sipping vinegar to 8 ounces of water, seltzer or with your favorite spirit as a mixer. Since I prefer to take mine in the morning before breakfast, I went with water and chugged it down. The Blueberries & Honey had a much milder taste than the Bragg’s ACV that I have used in the past. This actually had a slightly sweet taste from the honey. Although, I really couldn’t pick up too much of the blueberry flavor, I could see myself using this flavor on the daily. Very palatable! Because these all contain the “Mother” don’t forget to give your bottle a good shake before using.
Ingredients: Raw, Organic & Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar(With the ‘Mother’), Organic Honey and Organic Blueberries.
Turmeric & Honey
I love the health benefits of turmeric so I was looking forward to trying this flavor. To be honest, this was a little rough to get down even diluting it with a bit more water. Turmeric on it’s own has a very strong flavor. Combined with the vinegar, this one actually burned a bit going down. I’m not quite sure I could manage using this one on the daily without adding some sort of sweetener like stevia to it. Since Vermont Village recommends using their vinegars in recipes, I’m planning to try this one with olive or avocado oil to make a sweet and spicy salad dressing; so stay tuned!
Ingredients: Raw, Organic & Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar(With the ‘Mother’), Organic Honey and Organic Turmeric.
Cranberries & Honey
Fruity, yet a bit tangy from the combination of cranberries, ginger and turmeric, I took this shot straight from the package with no issue at all. I’m a big fan of cranberries not only for their tartness, but the extra boost of antioxidants they provide. Cranberries & Honey is definitely my favorite of the flavors! Vermont Village has a recipe for a Cranberry Seltzer with Rosemary on their website that actually sounds quite refreshing and festive that I’m planning to try soon.
Ingredients: Raw, organic and unfiltered apple cider vinegar (with the “Mother”), organic honey, organic cranberries, organic ginger, organic blueberries and organic turmeric.
Ginger & Honey
This one will really wake you up in the morning! It is a little pungent from the ginger but actually quite good. I’m a huge fan of anything ginger so I had a good feeling I would like this flavor. I could easily see myself tossing a few of these pouches into my purse to be used as an alternative to soy sauce for my sushi when dining out. Absolutely love the versatility of these vinegars!
Ingredients: Raw, Organic & Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar(With the ‘Mother’), Organic Honey and Organic Ginger.
Lastly, there’s Double Shot, which is made exclusively with apple cider vinegar and water. There’s no sweetness or flavor, which results in the most intense flavor of the bunch. All I can say is, do this one quick! The tartness is very strong and something that really packs a punch, hence the name Double Shot.
Ingredients: Raw, organic and unfiltered apple cider vinegar (with the “Mother”), purified water.
Overall, if you’re looking for a more palatable option to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your daily routine, I recommend giving Vermont Village Sipping Vinegars and Shots a try. I also love the versatility of the vinegars and the portability of the shots
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Have you tried any of the products from Vermont Village before? Are you drinking apple cider for health purposes? How do you like to take your apple cider vinegar? Please share – I would love to hear from you!
Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.