Dubai's Al Nassma, the world's first brand of chocolate made with camels' milk, plans to expand into new Arab markets, Europe, Japan and the United States, its general manager said on Tuesday.
Al Nassma was formally established in October last year and aims to produce 100 tones of premium camels' milk chocolate a year.
Martin Van Almsick said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) company planned to enter Saudi Arabia first, followed by Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the United States within the next few months.
With 3,000 camels on its Dubai farm, the company sells chocolates through its farm-attached store as well as in luxury hotels and private airlines. It also plans to launch an online shopping facility within a month, Van Almsick said.
The farm is controlled by the Dubai government.
Al Nassma is also looking at the possibility of setting up a store in Japan, where demand for the product is high, he said.
All chocolates are produced without preservatives or chemical additives with a range of locally popular spices, nuts and honey, the company says.
Camel milk contains five times more vitamin C than cow milk, less fat, less lactose and more insulin, making it a good option for diabetics and the lactose intolerant, Van Almsick said.