So, my archaeologically-inclined pal Kristin went to Oman on an expedition and decided to bring me back a treat from the Middle East. Some Turkish Delight, perhaps? Nah. That's too common place. Kristin opted for something much more exotic -- Camel Milk Chocolate.
My first thought as she handed me the bar was that "Camel" was simply the name of the brand, not unlike the popular cigarettes.
That wasn't the case.
Camel milk is real. And, apparently camel milk contains five times more vitamin C than cow milk, less fat, less lactose and more insulin.
Well, Middle Easterners have known this for centuries, but I guess I'm more than a bit late to the game.
Late or not, I was intrigued. But, how would it taste?
All in all, it was delicious. There was something hauntingly rich and robust about the bar. I could hardly resist another bite, and another, and another.
Will camel milk chocolate be taking the U.S. by storm soon? I hope so. This would be a "desert storm" -- or better yet "dessert storm" -- I could get behind.