Camel's Milk…Chocolates? By Chef Katie Nicholas

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind after hearing camel milk chocolates? At first I had an unpleasant feeling, but as a chocolate lover it intrigued me. Today I came across an odd blurb in the February 2010 issue of the Food Network Magazine about camel’s milk chocolates coming to the United States. The chocolate manufacturer, Al Nassma, in Dubai is the one and only seller of these camel chocolates globally. Currently, the product only sells at one gourmet chocolate shop in the United States called Chocolate Covered located in San Francisco. Furthermore, a plan is in place to expand to New York in the near future, although the chocolate costs a whopping $12 for 70 grams. The reason for this high price is due to the fact that camels only produce two gallons of milk per day versus the dairy cows that produce seven gallons and camel’s milk is full of vitamin C and less fat. Al Nassma is marketing this product as the “Godiva” of the Middle East according to an article from, (http://www.alarabiya.net/english/) an Arabiya news channel. Hopefully we can see this chocolate show up at the Chicago Luxury Chocolate Salon on May 1st, 2010.

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