What it is: Caviar is a product made from salt-cured fish eggs and its colour can vary from red to orange and even black depending on the fish. It has a very salty taste and in many countries it is a delicacy.
What it smells like: Good quality caviar should smell like the ocean, the sea. And therefore has a fishy scent to it; but not a fishy fish.
Tips: Caviar is extremely perishable and once extracted from the fish, it must be refrigerated and eaten within three weeks. Store-bought caviar must be consumed within a day or so of opening. Ensure it has a bright, shiny appearance and not appear squashed or dull.