I was walking around our local supermarket recently and was very surprised to discover that it sold something that was called caviar. This is how it looked.
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brand name and to the packaging.
The price of a two ounce jar of this supermarket caviar was $9.99, which, of course, is completely ridiculous. As a true journalist I absolutely had to buy it and try it out. You would truly appreciate my dedication to blogging if you tried this vile fake caviar. Which I don't recommend because it might damage your health.
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jar of this monstrosity looks like
The fake caviar tastes extremely salty. Just looking at it is enough to make one's blood pressure rise. It also has a bunch of weird ingredients that have no place in caviar.
Just look at its color. See how ridiculously black it looks? It actually drips artificial coloring substances. It kills me to think that people will buy this fake caviar, decide that all caviar sucks and will never buy it again.
Now this is what real caviar should look like:
Do you see how the color is completely different? The taste has nothing in common with the fake kind either. The size, of course, varies, so you can't go by the size you see in this picture. However, there is one thing that all kinds of real caviar have in common: they only have two ingredients, roe and salt. If there is a list of artificial colors and weird chemicals attached to it, it means that you are being swindled.
The best places to buy caviar are Russian grocery stores. You will not believe how much cheaper it is there than anywhere else on this continent. Obviously, you'll need a Russian speaking friend to take you there to make sure that you get the right caviar and the right price.