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Published: December 19th 2014
Camel Milk Chocolate Kiosk
We went to THE mall in Dubai (Dubai Mall) to buy some of the chocolates made with the Camelicious milk from the camel dairy. There was a store at the dairy, but the timing did not seem right. So we went to this kiosk to buy some gifts and supplies. They are very proud of the chocolate. One bar cost about $5, but the gift boxes were much more.
Where there is camel milk, there are great sweets to be had by all! One of our missions on this trip was to sample the sweetness provided by our dromedary friends at the Camelicious Dairy.
At the dairy, we tried Al Nassma Chocolates. They are high-end chocolates with flavors such as date, macademia nut-orange, pistashio, arabic coffee ceam and such. The chocolate company proudly states they are the first company to make chocolate with camel milk. We were told camel milk is so low in fat, the company must first turn the milk into powder before they can produce the chocolate. Either way, it is delicious!
They make chocolate bars and camel shaped chocolates. They even sell large chocolate camels covered in gold foil. They remind me of those big hollow bunnies we use to get in our Easter baskets. They seem too pretty to eat.
Funny side note: we saw that the star of the American show Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmerman, was visiting the Camelicious camel dairy the day after we visited. Interestingly enough, they told us it was closed that day...guess you need cameras following you around to get them to open the gates for you!
Cafe 2 Go
We finally found it!! The camel milk cafe we had been searching for--a camel capuccino was finally a reality!
The next stop on our culinary tour of camel sweets was Cafe 2 Go. It is a coffe shop/cafe that makes everything with camel milk. It is a small company and it was VERY hard to find. Kyle was diligent and determined to find one of the cafes before we left Dubai. By luck, we saw a small kiosk from our window on the metro as we passed through the financial district. We jumped off the metro (after the train stopped) and ran to the small cafe. I am certain our enthusiasm was interpretreted as shear craziness by the barista!
We tried camel milk gelato (chocolate and cookies & cream), capuccino and caramel machiatto. It was so delicious, I don't know if I can ever go back to cow milk! 😊 Our next move is to try the various flavors of camel milk and camel milk cheese. We will probably plan a trip to the supermarket very soon.
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