I often get asked by friends and family what the most expensive caviar in the world is. Maybe its peoples obsession with "extreme facts" or their lust for luxury, or perhaps they just want to hear my sweet voice. In either case, the world’s most expensive caviar product is Almas Caviar. This unique delicacy which means "diamond" in Russian retails for an amazing £27,000 per kilogram. That is just over $44,000.00!
So why is Almas Caviar the most expensive? Well, as if Caspian Sturgeons aren't rare enough, Almas is obtained from albino sturgeons found in the Caspian Sea that are at least 70 years old. The chances of finding an albino sturgeon that is over 70 years old and bearing these prized eggs is infinitesimally small, hence the unbelievable prices.
The flavor of albino eggs is described as being "incredibly light and delicate, while the [flavor] of pale Oscietre eggs (which are often termed Almas) from a mature fish is marvelously creamy and subtle." Caviar, The Definitive Guide, by Susie Boeckmann & Natalie Rebeiz-Nielsen
Although I have seen Almas Caviar as a child, I have yet to taste it. Even if I had the chance today, I don't know if my wallet could handle it!