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I’m in New Zealand now and so I am likely raving about a product that many of my State Bound friends will never know the joy of.  Unless they travel.  Which I endorse.  Especially if they take me with them.

At any rate, I do adore a nice basket of fish and chips because who doesn’t?  Heretics, maybe.  However, I never understood the love of vinegar on said fish and chips.  I don’t understand vinaigrettes.  I don’t understand vinegar anything unless I’m using to it make pickles.  Then I understand the beauty of vinegar.  But for other food items?  There are so many other condiments to use that the unpleasant vinegar taste need not be involved.

Until my gracious hosts introduced me to Ma Prenzel’s.

garlic-vinegar

I’ve only enjoyed this particular vinegar sauce out of their assuredly equally amazing range of products.  I was delighted to find that it does not taste like vinegar at all!  It is garlic and salt and rich smoke and thick deliciousness on the tongue.  The flavor is full, not bitter or sharp.  I had it on a burger.  I had it on my fries.  I had it on everything they served me that night except for the chocolate.  But I bet it would have been good on even that, but it seemed like I should not insult my hosts by dipping fine chocolate into garlic vinegar sauce.  I’m imagining that it would pair perfectly with those big soft pretzels.

As of my hunt right now, they do not offer this fine product back home.  I have not yet checked to see if it is possible to ship overseas and not sell my children to make the cost.  Is it very probable that this particular culinary delight will remain a fond memory of an unforgettable trip that is not likely to be repeated.  If you are traveling in New Zealand, I highly recommend you sample and bring some home if possible.

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