DUBAI: Camel milk chocolate bars are sexy and healthy and strange
Posted: July 28th, 2009 - 9:51pm
"Midnight at the oasis, send your camel to bed," was an oldie, and it's about to come back into its own as camel milk chocolate bars are soon to hit the scene. The benefits: they are organic, healthy and good for your sex life. The draw back: eating camel milk as a snack may not be the most delicious thing around since it tastes salty.
The promoter of this new treat happens to be Dubai's ruling Sheik. He isn't pushing the aphrodisiac aspect of this bar, he wants Al Nassma (Arabic for a cool desert breeze), his healthy and chocolatey treat, to become the "Godiva of the Middle East".
Camel milk is a traditional staple for the Bedouin and nomadic tribes but it is not produced on a large scale. It can be difficult to come by, however, the Sheik has his own dairy farm, Camelicious, with 3,000 camels. Camels are notoriously hard to milk and don't produce a lot: An average milking camel produces about two gallons of milk a day compared with seven gallons for dairy cows.