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Friday, October 30, 2020

Camel milk chocolate comes to Doha

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by Menna Kamel

Smooth, not too sweet, and with a hint of caramel and honey – that’s our verdict on camel milk chocolate, which has now gone on sale in Doha.

Previously only sold in Qatar at Doha Airport Duty Free – and therefore largely to transit customers – the UAE based Al Nassma chocolate range is also now being sold at delicatessen Gourmet House at the Kempinski in West Bay.

Each bar of Al Nassma chocolate contains 150 ml of pasteurized camel milk.

The range, which includes camel-shaped hollow figures and pralines, has a “premium” price of 140 QR and up, and is sold in gift boxes only.  This means that most buyers are purchasing it as a souvenir.

“Customers who usually buy it are visitors who come for a vacation, because it makes a good gift for people to take back home with them,” , Gourmet House staff told Doha News.

Although chocolate could never be described as healthy, we’re told that camel milk has around five times more vitamin C than cow’s milk, has less lactose, and has medicinal properties.  We may be using this as an excuse to try some…

Thoughts? Have you tried it?

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