Saturday 13 October 2018

REVIEW: Onuga "Caviar" (YB)

I was sent a sample of Onuga to review...

Onuga is a much cheaper alternative to caviar and looks the part at a party, so with Christmas coming, it sounds like the perfect thing for some fancy looking nibbles at a fraction of the cost!

No, I've never tried actual caviar, it's out of my budget range, though to be honest, it never really appealed. So given the opportunity to try this, I was intrigued as to what it tastes like!

It's fair to say I didn't have a clue how to serve it, so I had a look around on the internet for some serving suggestions. Blini's seemed a common serving suggestion... Some recurring suggestions were sour cream and "caviar" on a blini, creme fraiche, smoked salmon and "caviar" on a blini or blinis with chopped boiled egg whites, chopped boiled egg yolks and soiur cream in individual bowls to serve alongside the "caviar" and blini's.

I decided to go with the latter. I had Marley help me make the blini's. I knew he'd have fun as he loves helping Mummy in the kitchen. I've never made them before. And they definitely didn't come out round like all the pictures I saw :/

The blini's definitely tasted better than they looked! I cooked 4 hard boiled eggs too to serve with the "caviar" and blini's. I was excited to try the Onuga "caviar" once everything was ready...

I put some sour cream and Onuga "caviar" on one blini and some egg white, egg yolk, sour cream and Onuga "caviar on another one...

The Onuga "caviar" was actually quite nice. It's got a very strong flavour, so you would have to like fish to enjoy it. I do like fish and so I thought it was nice, but it does have an intense taste so it goes perfectly with the accompaniments. I would like to try the Onuga "caviar" with some smoked salmon and creme fraiche soon too.

Onuga is made entirely from natural ingredients - smoked herring with a little added salt, honey, lemon juice and seaweed. It may not be real caviar, but at around 3% of the price of actual caviar, it's very tasty, and convincingly plays the part in your canapes.

Onuga retails at around £4 per 50g jar and is available and Sainbury's and selected delis.


  1. Not sure I would like this, but I'd give it a try!

  2. I can't say I've tried caviar but at that price and you can buy it from the local supermarket, I might treat myself over Christmas x