When your server places our new caviar appetizer in front of you, you will get a tiny plastic spoon with it. It may seem weird since you ordered a delicacy for an appetizer and delicacies seem to call for silverware, not plastic. We even have the phrase “born with a silver spoon in his mouth,” because of this.

But trust us: it’s not weird. In fact, you shouldn’t use silverware when you eat caviar at all. Why?

Because your caviar will have a bitter, metallic taste if you dare to use a metallic spoon. Caviar may oxidize when it’s exposed to metals like silver, so the caviar could lose its flavor and pick up the metallic flavor instead. And as for the can we serve it in? It’s gold plated and like many of us, caviar has no problem with touching gold.

Ignore the silver spoon to your right, pick up the trusty little plastic spoon and scoop out your money’s worth. No metallic taste for you today – just the superior taste of this fine caviar.