Really aged balsamic is so sweet you can put it on pancakes. I was at a really fine restaurant in Richmond just after the holidays and they served a nice fruit compote just bfore dessert . The balsamic vinegar was aged like 40 years and was thick like syrup and very sweet with just a moderate tang.
I later discovered that you can make a "fake aged" balsamic by slowly heating it like youre evaporating a solvent in a metals reaction. You are lwft with a thick sweety unvinegary vinegar.
I really came by to ask if anybody remembers these old Ice Cream sammiches that were a big block of a malt chocky ice cream inside these perfectly done waffles. I only had em as a kid and I dont even remember where cause my mom didnt let me drive in the third grade. But the flavor was so spectacular , IMAGINE malted chocklit ice cream in these thick and crispy waffles.