A new manufacturing facility for various types of chocolates has also been planned at Anand
This Diwali, have a camel milk chocolate to sweeten festivities. Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets Amul brand, is all set to launch chocolates made from camel milk. The Amul camel milk chocolates will hit the market before Diwali, confirmed R S Sodhi, managing director, GCMMF.
R S Sodhi Union run Amul dairy at Anand “It is known as Amul Camel Milk Chocolate and will be made using camel milk. We will procure camel milk from Kutch and the chocolates will be made at Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers.”
A new manufacturing facility for various types of chocolates has also been planned at Anand. The capacity of the proposed plant will be 1,000 tonnes per months.
According to Sodhi, in the first phase, the camel milk chocolate will be made available through some 2 lakh retail outlets across the country. Camel milk will be procured from pastoral breeds of camels mainly Kharai and Kutchi breeds.
Kutch district co-operative milk producers’ union limited, popularly known as Sarhad dairy and a member union of GCMMF, is in the process of setting up a camel milk processing plant in Kutch district, which will soon be operational.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) last year approved camel milk as a food item with specific standards for sale and trade.