Dubai firm's world first with camel-milk chocolate

Company brings Al Nassma to the market after two years in production.
Dubai firm's world first with camel-milk chocolate
By Andy Sambidge
Thu 23 Oct 2008 06:28 AM

A Dubai-based company has become the first in the world to produce camel milk chocolate for the mass market.

Al Nassma Chocolate has been working for the last two years with a team of international experts to bring the uniquely Arabian product to fruition.

Following sampling during the recent Eid celebrations, the product has now gone on sale to the general public.

The name of the chocolate - Al nassma - has its roots in the Arabic language and depicts a seasonal breeze which brings respite to the people of the desert.

Dr Ali Ridha, chairman of Al Nassma Chocolate, said: "This is a historic moment, we at Al Nassma are very proud to present the world's first camel milk chocolate."

Martin van Almsick, a chocolate aficionado and former manager of the famous Cologne chocolate museum, worked together with experts from Austria and Germany to create the camel-milk chocolate.

The general manager of Al Nassma added: "Our product development for this exclusive chocolate has been meticulous and we have chosen only the finest ingredients to make sure we develop a premium product."

A recent study revealed that the chocolate market in the UAE is robust with 98 percent of respondents claiming to consume chocolate at least once a week.

Globally the chocolate industry is valued at more than $41.6 billion.

Al Nassma's product line consists of five different flavoured 70 gramme bars.

On the back of the launch, the company plans to open a farm shop in Umm Nahad near the Camelicious camel farm from where the milk is supplied.

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