A Russian company has installed 33 vending machines across Moscow, including in the mayor’s office, that dispense glass jars and tin cans of red salmon roe.
This is a less-pricey version of the caviar, that Russians spread on toast and drink with sparkling wine for special events.
But those looking for the black sturgeon varieties — such as Beluga, Ossetra, and Sevruga — won’t find it in vending machines.
Black sturgeon caviar harvesting is limited to about 9 tons a year as many varieties have been hunted to near-extinction.
The machine, which looks like a soda machine, dispenses caviar in various sizes that cost between about $5 and $22, the Telegraph reported.