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Black Garlic Molasses

Syrupy, complex, and deeply flavored.

Quick Overview:

Use in place of balsamic vinegar and explore endless culinary horizons. 

Quick Facts

Origin: Aomori, Japan
Unit Size:  8.45 oz/100% Black Garlic

The Flavor Experience

Imagine thick, syrupy, extra-aged balsamic vinegar, but with less acidity and a sweet, roasted garlic flavor profile throughout.  That's what you have here.

The Story

A bit of happenstance resulted in this product hitting the market. For decades, the Japanese government has been studying the health benefits of black garlic, and recently concluded that regular consumption will minimize or prevent the onset of Alzheimer's and dementia.  They are so convinced of this, they are providing grants to black garlic producers to buy the equipment necessary to convert the garlic into pill form.  The government then buys back the pills from the producer and distribute them to the state-run elderly care facilities.

The first step in the process of converting garlic to pill form is to slow-roast it until the sugars caramelize, and then pulverize it into a syrup.  Our importer of black garlic happened to be in the facility during this stage of the process, tasted it, and requested the bottle it for him.  The rest is history.  

Read more on the Blog!

Usage Tips

For summer on a plate, drizzle this over Caprese salad.  Glaze a quick-and-easy stir fry, or marinate pork or chicken before grilling.  It would make a delightful - and visually striking - garlicky mashed potato dish.  

BLACK GARLIC MOLASSES RAMEN
Recipe by Jackie Botto


black-garlic-ramen-recipe.jpg


Elevate your instant ramen! 

1. Marinate a pork tenderloin in equal parts Black garlic molasses and soy sauce for at least 1 hour.
2. Prepare your favorite instant ramen noodles and broth.
3. Sear tenderloin on 4 sides about 2 minutes per side.
4. Allow pork to rest.
5. In the same pan, add sliced mushrooms and a drizzle of oil (preferably sesame). Saute until they reach a deep brown color. 
6. Finish mushrooms with a drizzle of the black garlic molasses.
7. Top the ramen with sliced pork, and mushrooms.

Additional tasty add-ons:

Sliced scallions
Nori sheets
An eight minute egg
Japanese Togarashi spice

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$25.00
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Product Description

Use in place of balsamic vinegar and explore endless culinary horizons. 

Quick Facts

Origin: Aomori, Japan
Unit Size:  8.45 oz/100% Black Garlic

The Flavor Experience

Imagine thick, syrupy, extra-aged balsamic vinegar, but with less acidity and a sweet, roasted garlic flavor profile throughout.  That's what you have here.

The Story

A bit of happenstance resulted in this product hitting the market. For decades, the Japanese government has been studying the health benefits of black garlic, and recently concluded that regular consumption will minimize or prevent the onset of Alzheimer's and dementia.  They are so convinced of this, they are providing grants to black garlic producers to buy the equipment necessary to convert the garlic into pill form.  The government then buys back the pills from the producer and distribute them to the state-run elderly care facilities.

The first step in the process of converting garlic to pill form is to slow-roast it until the sugars caramelize, and then pulverize it into a syrup.  Our importer of black garlic happened to be in the facility during this stage of the process, tasted it, and requested the bottle it for him.  The rest is history.  

Read more on the Blog!

Usage Tips

For summer on a plate, drizzle this over Caprese salad.  Glaze a quick-and-easy stir fry, or marinate pork or chicken before grilling.  It would make a delightful - and visually striking - garlicky mashed potato dish.  

BLACK GARLIC MOLASSES RAMEN
Recipe by Jackie Botto


black-garlic-ramen-recipe.jpg


Elevate your instant ramen! 

1. Marinate a pork tenderloin in equal parts Black garlic molasses and soy sauce for at least 1 hour.
2. Prepare your favorite instant ramen noodles and broth.
3. Sear tenderloin on 4 sides about 2 minutes per side.
4. Allow pork to rest.
5. In the same pan, add sliced mushrooms and a drizzle of oil (preferably sesame). Saute until they reach a deep brown color. 
6. Finish mushrooms with a drizzle of the black garlic molasses.
7. Top the ramen with sliced pork, and mushrooms.

Additional tasty add-ons:

Sliced scallions
Nori sheets
An eight minute egg
Japanese Togarashi spice

SKU: COND250P

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  1. Delicious
    5

    Posted by Terry Rowe on 11th Nov 2020

    My first use of black garlic molasses. Sweet and spicey. Lovely with cheese. Added it as a garnish to butternut squash soup. This is going to be a staple for me.

  2. Authentic Black Garlic Molasses!
    5

    Posted by Han on 14th Jul 2020

    Traditional Japanese black garlic molasses that is well-worth the price! It makes everything taste better. Treat yourself!

  3. Amazing
    5

    Posted by Lisa on 14th May 2019

    I’m such a garlic lover & truly I could drink this it’s so good !

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