Looking for a vegan caviar substitute? Or a cruelty-free caviar substitute? Read our review of Caviart vegan/vegetarian faux roe to find out how it tastes. We’ll explain the ingredients and whether or not this is a plant-based product you’ll want to buy and serve at your next celebration.
This post is not sponsored; just our honest opinions.
An easy and quick appetizer and snack to impress people with on your New Year’s Day celebration, Valentines Day or that special birthday.
What Is Vegan Caviar?
Caviar is traditionally made from the harvested roe (eggs) of fish, that are then pickled. However, vegan caviar is typically made from seaweed pearls and contains no animal products.
- Seaweed extract 83% (or Kelp depending on the brand)
- Extractives of spices
- Citric acid
- Xanthan gum - stabilizer
- Potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate - preservatives
- Caramel color - food color
We paid $6.00 for a 1.75 oz (50g) size jar. A bargain compared to caviar from fish roe.
Purchasing this vegan caviar is a convenient option, but if your feeling adventurous, the Edgy Veg has a great video on making your own.
Where To Purchase
Online at amazon.com or in person at Cost Plus World Market.
It is cholesterol-free, low-fat and low-salt.
No, vegans do not eat traditional caviar. Because caviar is made from eggs; an animal product. Others like vegetarians and pescatarians can choose not to eat or buy caviar because they feel it exploits the sturgeon, the animal the roe is harvested from.
Vegan caviar is typically made from seaweed pearls; seaweed or kelp depending on the brand and contains no animal products. Made with only natural colourants.
How To Eat Black Seaweed caviar?
Pairs great with vegan deviled eggs, crepes, blinis, vegan sushi or potato chips/crisp.
For more variations Chef Majk has a great twist with homemade caviar made from coffee or green apples for a fun dessert topper.
Refrigerate after opening. Consume within 3 days after opening.
Taste - If you are expecting exactly the same as fish roe, you might find this product less salty and with less of that distinctive fresh ocean flavor. It does however have a great fresh umani taste.
Texture - the texture is very close to caviar. Same crunch and mouth feel as the real thing.
We would definitely recommend for vegan and even non-vegans. This is an excellent cruelty-free caviar substitute. The taste is a good, balanced salty flavor with a subtle briny taste. It’s not fishy and has as a great firm texture.
Great With Our Vegan Devil Egg Recipe
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Vegan Caviar Appetizer
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- 3.5 oz vegan caviar
- Sour cream creme fraiche
- 1 bag of potato chips
- minced chives to top
- On a serving tray or board, place your chips.
- Top each potato chip with a small dollop of crème fraîche and a spoonful of caviar.
- Serve as needed
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