If you’re purchasing a product from Caspian Monarque, then you’ll receive a vacuum sealed container of our perishable caviar. These include screw-top jars and pop-down tins, but either one is always carefully sealed to keep the caviar as fresh and uncontaminated as possible. That way it’s the highest possible quality when it gets to you.
Now, these can be difficult containers to open for some, which means there’s a bit of a trade-off between getting the freshness that you’re looking for and getting into the jar easily when you’re ready to enjoy the product.
When it comes to getting into the vacuum sealed jars and tins, we recommend using a coin, butter knife, or church-key bottle opener. This will allow you to apply pressure between the threading and the lip of the lid. When you do, this will actually break the vacuum seal more easily than with your hands and your container will open more easily.
If you don’t have any of these tools handy you can use anything else that has a thin edge and is made of metal so that it’s sturdy enough to break the seal. You can also take a look at caviar keys, which will allow you to get into these containers as well.
If you have a slip tin or an TO you can use a butter knife or another metal tool that is similar to get the rubber band off. You’ll be left with the sealed lid, which you should tap with the metal tool you’ve used for the band. This will take care of the vacuum seal and should allow you to pull the container open. It may take a couple tries but you will be able to peel off the lid and get a little more air into the container which will aid in breaking the seal.
If you’re interested in these tins we do offer several, including 50, 125, 250, and 500 gram metal slip tins as well as 500, 1000, and 1750 gram plastic slip tins if you prefer.