Whether you want your heat from the Olive Oil or from the Balsamic Vinegar, this Sampler will give you choices. You'll find various heat levels in each of these four beautifully balanced products. For the vinegars, the heat is tempered by the honey or the mango for different effects and usages in each. For the Olive Oils, the smokiness of chipotle makes the heat more mild than the upfront heat of the habanero.
In pairings with other flavored olive oils or vinegars because these flavors add heat choose contrasts that will add sweetness in the form of fruits, or add a herbaceous quality with herbs like basil, rosemary, garlic, etc.
These flavors can influence all kinds of foods in different ways. Because the flavors are already dispersed in the olive oil or balsamic vinegar, the flavor will be tasted along with the other flavor of the ingredients, and not as a stand-alone flavor. Your experiences with these flavors and what combinations they can enhance is largely unique to your taste buds. Our ongoing recommendation is to try them drizzled on food for a final burst of added flavor. Try them embedded in the recipes or preparations to cook them or mix them into the variety of flavors in the dish. And try them in places you might not expect like desserts or drinks. If you like the flavor, there are many, many ways to include it in your overall cooking. Experimenting is not only allowed, it is highly encouraged!