I love Sea Salt Bagel chips, I get then at Trader Joes and just hoard them.
I also really love bacon
I need to add that to my sig.
As far as the basalmic, basically reduce in size. Cook slowly over low heat, no lid. If you started with a half cup, cook to a quarter cup, or until you like it, no said rules for cooking as far as I'm concerned
Kind of the same you would do with broths, reduce them down and they get more intense and have a lot more flavor.
They also have white basalmic if your concerned about the color on something.