Caviar News February 2023
Caviar seems to be one of our largest growth areas over the last few months, with quite a lot going on in the ranges, and so a little about our range and supplier.
Caspian Caviar – Our Supplier!
We have worked with Angus and Sarah at Caspian for over 6 years now, and we have been really happy from day one! Their product range, help on questions, quality of caviar on offer, and value for the quality are all superb. And at it’s simplest, most of our caviar sales in any given day are re-orders, which says it all!
Royal Beluga Less 10% This Month
As part of our promotional activity to encourage you to try different caviar within the Caspian range, we are promoting our royal beluga caviar at less 10% this month.
Caspian Royal Beluga Caviar comes from a Spring fed, out door farm in Northern Italy, where are all the conditions necessary to produce great farmed caviar are rigorously followed, and the results are an exceptional caviar at a very fair price indeed. We re-sampled this caviar recently and find the current batch exceptionally good. The flavour really hits you immediately in a burst, it has a creamy taste and texture, and we just felt in a good mood! It’s a real pleasure for anyone who enjoys good quality caviar.
This Beluga caviar is from Huso Huso/Baerii (Beluga/Siberian) hybrid stock, which is the mainstay of farmed Beluga production as it reaches maturity some 10 years quicker than a pure (huso huso) Beluga sturgeon. This caviar has the egg size and taste expected of Beluga but not the price – highly recommended and this months 10% offer is one we would make the most of.
Our Best Selling Caviar – Oscietra 50g
Moving down the price brackets a little, but losing nothing in taste and quality, is our Oscietra caviar. The 50g tins in particular sell well and allow you to enjoy a handsome quantity of caviar (for one) or decent quantity (for two) at an affordable price. Again, this caviar hits you the moment you taste it, it has the creaminess associated with good caviar, and like we said earlier, leaves you feeling in a good mood!
The main reason the price is lower than the beluga caviar is because oscietra caviar can be farmed within 7 years (instead of 10+ for the royal beluga).
NEW House Selection (Baeri) Caviar
We have re-introduced the very popular House Selection caviar (removed late last year due to supply issues and also our decision to focus just on the Oscietra caviar and royal beluga caviar at Christmas).
In a nutshell this is a great quality caviar, with a very pleasant taste, at a remarkable price!
The eggs are similar in size to Oscietra, but are rather darker in colour, some verging towards black. The caviar is lightly salted and has a mild, clean taste. It is surprisingly complex, with flavours of the sea sprinkled with citrus undertones.
It comes from our supplier in northern Italy and is a pure Siberian (Baerii) caviar. Based on past experience, we fully expect this to rapidly become one of the best – sellers in our caviar range!
And that’s it for this month! We have a few more ideas in the pipeline but more in due course!
How Best To Enjoy Your Caviar?!
We fully realise that cost/ quantity constraints limit (for most of us) how liberally we can enjoy caviar – but we still feel that it’s so special/ unique, that one of the best ways to enjoy it, is served cool and eaten on a tea spoon. In that way you really get the full burst of flavour!
A second best option would be served on mini blinis with sour cream.
Traditional drinks enjoyed with caviar are ice cold vodka or a chilled white wine.