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Balducci's has introduced a line of caviar sold under the Balducci's Own brand.
"In this economy, Americans everywhere are scaling back on their holiday menus," noted John Coleman, Balducci's wine, cheese and coffee merchant. "However, many party planners, food connoisseurs and epicureans alike are still looking for ways to enjoy their annual holiday luxuries."
Balducci's is offering the Farmed California White Sturgeon at a sale price of $55 to $299 per ounce through New Year's Day. The caviar regularly goes for $80-$475 per ounce. The products are available both online and at Balducci's 10 East Coast locations.
"With the new line of Balducci's Own caviar, you can still indulge, and very often under $100," observed Coleman. "And with the Balducci's brand, you can rest assured that you are getting -- or giving -- the highest in quality."
Added last month to the growing Balducci's Own line of imported and domestic products, which includes balsamic vinegar, coffee, cookies, and pasta sauces, the caviar comes in three types: Wild Caspian, which comprises the Sevruga ($199-$1,175 per ounce) and Royal Osetra ($249-$1,500 per ounce) varieties; Farmed International, which consists of the Farmed California White Sturgeon and the first true Russian Sturgeon to be successfully cultivated in Germany for the production of genuine Osetra caviar ($120-$725 per ounce); and Domestic, which consists of salmon caviar from Alaska and paddlefish caviar from the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers (($9.99-$29.99 per ounce and $35-$199 per ounce, respectively).
All are personally selected for their complex flavors and crisp, clean textures, the gourmet chain said.
Online orders of the caviar can be delivered anywhere throughout the United States and are shipped overnight to ensure freshness. All types are available in a variety of sizes.
Balducci's is based in Bethesda, Md.