In the past, camels have primarily been used for desert rides and selling tobacco to impressionable youth. But Whole Foods is now trying to make them the dairy source to beat by adding Desert Farms Camel Milk to their shelves. The stuff will only be available in NorCal and Reno locations, and you have to buy it frozen, but it supposedly packs calcium, vitamin B1, and a whole lot less fat than cows' milk in every sip. It's also reportedly got a sweeter and "slightly gamier" flavor, if that's something you're into.
Seeing as you don't see a ton of camel farms off the side of the highway, this milk ain't cheap. A single 16oz bottle is $25.99, which is basically the cost of a party bus full of cow milk. But you were never going to buy that party bus anyway, so you might as well blow your milk money on something Indy drank while hunting for the Ark of the Covenant. Probably.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and remains a cow-milk loyalist. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.
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