Do you yearn for chocolate, yet find most of it is full of saturated fat and depressingly lacking in essential vitamins? Well, meet Al Nassma camel-milk chocolate, the self-styled “Godiva of the Middle East”, coming soon to America, Europe, and Japan.
Camels’ milk is virtually fat free, rich in vitamins B and C, contains 10 times the amount of iron found in regular cow’s milk, and is even thought to have aphrodisiac qualities. What could be better, right? Well, um, it tastes kinda funny. Salty, smoky, makes you run to the bathroom, and if you drink too much at once it’s like “some form of electric shock”. But it’s low in lactose and high in insulin, which means Americans are going to love it — especially in the form of cute camel-shaped chocolates!
Al Nassma, owned by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and recently partnered with Austrian chocolate-maker Manner, aims to produce 100 tons of premium camels’ milk chocolate a year. The chocolates are all preservative-free and contain no additives other than nuts, honey, vanilla, and various Middle-Eastern spices. It’s available online at alnassma.com.
If you try it, please send us some!