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Black Russian Caviar Is Legal, and It's Spectacular

Once reserved for royalty, Russian Osetra Caviar is one of the finest caviars Americans can now legally get their hands on. Freshly approved for export from Russia to the United States, this black caviar is humanely harvested from Siberian Osetra from the Suda River. It's made without pesticides, GMOs, pollutants, or pesky bears getting their greedy bear-claws on it. By way of Black Caviar Company, we were sent a very small, very expensive container and were absolutely pumped to get our filthy bear-claws all over it. 

Osetra caviar should be stored unopened at 28-30 degrees Fahrenheit and can remain fresh for up to six weeks. We were planning to ensure the caviar didn't spoil by shoving it all down our talk-holes in one sitting. And shove we did. 

There was something about the tin that just screamed: "Taste me, bro." 

With a mild and perfectly fishy taste, the Osetra caviar paired wonderfully with crème fraîche. (Note: the toast in this photo is regular size, we just have gigantic monster hands.) Consuming this bite, which is, oh, about $20 worth of caviar, was bliss. Absolute bliss. Did the price factor into our taste buds? Maybe. 

Approved for export from Russia and legally imported by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, you shouldn't feel any pangs of guilt while enjoying this delicacy. We suggest pairing it with a Blanc de Noir or Mountain Dew Baja Blast, if you're feeling saucy. 


Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and maybe wants to buy a boat?