Travel to the Fair!

Travel to the Fair!

Have you ever traveled to a state fair?  If you haven’t, you are missing out!  State fairs are one of the best ways to learn and observe what different areas of the country have to offer.  It’s a fun way to experience the USA.

Last week I traveled to the Kentucky State Fair.  It was a best of the bluegrass kind of day!

Kentucky State Fair Freddy
Freddy Farm Bureau greets all the fair goers!

According to the Filson Historical Society, ” The Kentucky State Fair is one of the oldest fairs celebrated in the United States.  Its beginning can be traced back to 1816 when Colonel Lewis Sanders of Fayette County, Kentucky (no known relation to Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame) organized the first fair in the Commonwealth.”

In addition it states,” The fair became official in 1902 after being mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly the previous year.  It was held at the famed Churchill Downs initially, then rotated throughout various communities until finding a permanent home in Louisville’s West End at the newly created Kentucky State Fairgrounds on September 14, 1908.”

Photo op at the Kentucky State Fair
That’s a big chair!

There’s so much to do and to see at the fair.  Not only can you find food, music and rides but you can also watch one of the premier horse shows in the country.  The World’s Championship Horse Show is held in conjunction with the fair each year.  There are approximately 2,000 of the best saddlebreds in the country that compete for one million dollars’ worth of prizes.  You won’t believe how fancy the barns are decorated!  People obviously work hard to customize the barns and make them appealing with fresh flowers, curtains and decorative items.

World Championship Horse Show at the Kentucky State Fair
One of the premier horse shows in the country

Who doesn’t love looking at various livestock that is brought to compete at the fair? The cows and the pigs were pretty laid back.  They were content to relax and take a nap, or have a snack.  The goats, however, were busy getting baths and getting groomed.  It’s hard to be a goat supermodel, evidently.  There was a lot of crying and noise making as they were being fluffed and puffed with blowdryers and hair brushes.  It looked like something out of a Kardashian tv show filming!

Kentucky State Fair Livestock

And who knew that goats were so stylish!  Check out the fancy coats.  Of course, my favorite is the pink one.

Have you ever had a selfie with a mule?  They were so cute and very friendly…..just hanging out in the tents greeting people.  They liked being the center of the attention.

Farming is an important industry in Kentucky and other rural states.  Tobacco, corn, hay, soybeans are all on display at the fair.  Have you ever seen an 800 pound pumpkin?  Well, look no further!  Many of the 4-H clubs around the state submitted displays for the competition.

Bubbly Horse Travels to the Kentucky State Fair
Sitting among the hay bales

One of the coolest parts of the fair is a relatively new section.  Kentucky bee keepers from around the state provide educational displays as well as actual working bee hives.  It’s fascinating to learn what an important role bees play in the world, not to mention actually watching the bees in action.  If you don’t have bees, then you don’t have flowers!

The Kentucky State Bee Keepers Association had a table that contained honey from all parts of the state.  It was amazing to taste the different honey and how different they were from one another.  The dark honey is usually from the fall and the lighter honey is from the spring.  Soil conditions play a big part in the taste of the product.  Think of a wine tasting, except with honey!

Kentucky Beekeepers Association at the Kentucky State Fair
The Kentucky Beekeeper Association did a great job in educating about honey

Country hams are always a big deal at the fair.  In fact, every year there’s a country ham breakfast.  There are always politicians in the mix, and Miss Kentucky auctions off the ham.  The breakfast usually attracts around 1,600 people.  According to the Louisville Courier Journal, “the ham breakfast has netted more than $10 million for charity since 1964.  The most expensive country ham on record (before the 2018 record) at the Kentucky State Fair went for a whopping $2 million in 2014”.  This year’s country ham came in at 18.77 pounds and brought in $2.8 million at the auction.  It was a record setting year!

I ran into the proud buyer of the ham at an event the day after he bought the ham.  He told me that he was going to be serving the ham for a Christmas event for his bank’s board of directors.  I’m sure that will be a nice meal!

2018 Kentucky State Fair Champion Ham
The blue ribbon ham that sold for 2.8 million!

This year Broadbent B & B Foods had the blue ribbon ham that was auctioned.  The ham breakfast tradition was started in 1964.   According to the Courier Journal, “the breakfast includes 450 pounds of country ham; 5,400 eggs; 130 gallons of orange juice; 1,600 half-pints of milk; 30 gallons of sorghum; and 20 gallons of honey.”  That’s a lot of food!

From there we went over to the contest area.  Anything that you can imagine is there to be judged.  Whether its dolls, ugly lamps, shadow boxes, cakes, pies, quilts, decorative items…..the list goes on an on.

One of my fondest memories of growing up was entering my doll into the county and state fair.  My doll was a Madame Alexander baby doll that my Nannie had given to me.  My grandmother Bell was an expert in knitting, and would make my doll new dresses each year.  They were beautiful and little works of art.  I always entered them in the fair and  I won several blue ribbons.  It’s a great memory, so I was really excited to see the doll competition.

Doll Competition at the Kentucky State Fair
The doll category at the State Fair

Cakes and pies have always been a crowd favorite.  Did you read my post about Malone’s and their state fair award-winning apple crisp?  There were so many desserts on display.  The detail on the cake decorating entries was really intricate.  Needless to say, they were too pretty to eat.

Cake competition at the Kentucky State Fair
Yes, this is a cake!

How can you forget the pies?  They made me hungry just looking at them.

Award Winning Pecan Pies at the Kentucky State Fair
Pies look delicious

One of my favorite parts of the fair is the Kentucky Main Street area.  Counties from all around the state have booths that highlight their area.  Chamber of Commerce volunteers are happy to fill you in on what their county has to offer.  Everybody was very nice and willing to talk with you and let you know what makes their place special. Whether it’s Marion County and their distilleries or Corbin and Colonel Sanders, there’s a lot to see and learn about our state and history.  And who could forget Hodgenville and the Abraham Lincoln connection!

No state fair experience would be complete without sampling the various dining options.  Funnel cakes, ice cream, pizza….. the list goes on.  For years I have wanted to try the doughnut burger.  I have to say that the wait was worth it.  It was delicious!  Not only was there a doughnut, but cheese and bacon, as well.  Even the state troopers got into the action!

My trip to the fair was a great day.  Being a travel blogger gives me the opportunity to see and participate in a lot of cool things.  I noticed throughout the day that fair goers, employees, and  volunteers at the fair all had smiles on their faces and it was a really nice experience.  People were friendly and happy to be part of this great Kentucky tradition!

Smiles at the Kentucky State Fair
See what I mean about the friendly faces?

 

Summertime Southern Cuisine

Summertime Southern Cuisine

I always look forward to the last days of summer and what it brings…..the best tomatoes of the season!  Travel to the local farmers’ markets and you will find baskets full of different types of tomatoes; from Heirloom to Beefstake to Roma and Cocktail tomatoes. They are sweet and delicious and key ingredients to many dishes in summertime southern cuisine.  Fine dining at it’s best!

Tomatoes at the Farmers Market

There are a variety of ways to use an abundance of tomatoes.  Canning them or making pasta sauce or fresh salsa are all terrific options and are certainly useful, but you can also make a traditional southern favorite – tomato pie!

I researched a little history of tomato pies and how they came into existence.  The tomato pie that I’m talking about isn’t what my Italian friends might think.  Pizza, the Italian favorite, is often referred to as the original tomato Pie.  Trust me, I love pizza!  They both have similar ingredients, but the end result is totally different.

The history of the southern tomato pie is a little indefinite, but most historians agree that the southern tradition, as we know it today, came about in the 19th century.  Shaker recipes for pies with ripe tomatoes most closely resemble what we see today in a tomato pie.  The Shakers knew how to make great southern food.  I’m going to travel to Shakertown in Harrodsburg for lunch soon.  I hoping tomato pie will appear on the  menu!

Did you know that tomatoes are considered an antioxidant?  They are rich in lycopene, which has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer.  They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K.  Ladies, you can even use tomatoes for a skin cleanser?  There are all sorts of benefits and uses to this little vegetable!

Tomatoes at the farmers market

There are just a few ingredients that make up the pie, but the summer-kissed tomatoes are the real stars.  Most of the recipes that I’ve seen call for using several different varieties of tomatoes.  Red and yellow varieties are found in most versions, as well as cherry tomatoes. But the tomato pies that I have made in the past contain one very important ingredient that make them uniquely southern.  You won’t find this on a traditional Italian pie! I recommend using Duke’s mayonnaise.  Duke’s is a little more tangy than regular Hellman’s and a lot creamier.  You’ll be able to tell the difference.  No Southern Belle would go without having Duke’s mayo in the house!

Duke’s mayonnaise was started in 1917 by Eugenia Duke.  She started the company by selling sandwiches to soldiers in-training at Camp Sevier in Greeneville, South Carolina.  Locals and visitors soon took notice of not only her sandwiches, but the tangy spread that she used in them.  Duke’s mayo was born and has been a southern staple for over 100 years.

Fresh herbs are another key ingredient to the pie.  Not only does basil and dill provide a great taste but they also provide a dash of color to the dish.   Here’s a photo of  the pie that I recently made.  It was almost too pretty to eat!

Tomatoe

 

I grow several varieties of herbs in my garden.  There’s no dish that is prepared in my house without the addition of fresh basil, thyme, rosemary or chives.  From scrambled eggs to salmon, herbs make a great addition to any meal.  Basil is my favorite.

 

So after I left the farmers market today I was thinking about what would make the tomato pie more contemporary.  How could it be updated to reflect today’s culinary tastes?

Why not make the tomato pie into a tart!  It instantly makes the dish more hip and cool!  Who doesn’t love a phyllo crust?

Tomatoe Tart

Photo by Greg Dupree

I got home and did a little research and found a recipe from Real Simple. I think you’ll like it!

Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Tart from Real Simple:

  • 12 oz. of mixed heirloom tomatoes (about 3 medium), sliced 1/4 in. thick
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup of Duke’s mayonnaise
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill or basil
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 frozen phyllo pastry sheets (from a 16-oz. package), thawed

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees with a rack in the lowest position.  Arrange tomatoes on a large baking sheet lined with paper towels.  Season the tomatoes with 1 teaspoon salt and let stand 10 minutes.  Pat dry with paper towels.  This is a very important part of the recipe, you don’t want a watery tart!

Mix together the cheese, mayonnaise, scallions, chopped dill, cayenne, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl.  Place the oil in a small bowl.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, brush with the oil, and place 1 phyllo sheet on top; brush with oil.  Repeat the process with the remaining 9 phyllo sheets and oil.  Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the top, leaving a 1/2- inch border.  Top the tart with the tomatoes and season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Bake the tart until the crust is golden brown, which should be 18-20 minutes depending on your oven.  Let the tart cool for 5 minutes and then dinner is served!

Big Blue Ribbon Dining

Big Blue Ribbon Dining

This post is in collaboration with Malone’s/Bluegrass Hospitality Group.  All of the opinions are entirely my own.

It’s a classic, and it’s in Kentucky!

Lexington, Kentucky, is fortunate to have several high-profile industries that conduct business in our city.  The horse industry, several large corporations, and various sporting events bring a variety of people to town on a regular basis. It’s an eclectic mix of people and countries and gives Lexington a metropolitan vibe.  We are very lucky to have an award-winning restaurant that reflects our southern heritage and culture and helps to promote Kentucky through its food.

Malone’s is the flagship restaurant of the Bluegrass Hospitality Group (BHG).  It was started in 1998 by owners Brian McCarty and Bruce Drake.  BHG offers several different restaurant concepts within the brand.  From steakhouses to sushi to casual dining and banquets, BHG has a wide variety of dining that suits every occasion and taste.  BHG has always been a great partner in helping Lexington to promote the dining scene, as well as Lexington and the Bluegrass region in general.

Bubbly Horse visits Malone's Restaurant

Malone’s is a traditional steakhouse with a local twist.  The menu has many of the items that you expect to find at a premier steakhouse.  There are steaks, chops, and seafood as well as signature dishes with local celebrity endorsements.  Dishes like “Coach Cal’s” Chicken, Stoops’ Steak or the Randall Cobb steak, illustrate and celebrate Lexington’s love for sports.

We recently went to Malone’s for Saturday night supper.  We enjoy dressing up for dinner occasionally, although at Malone’s it’s not a requirement.  As in most restaurants these days you will find a wide variety of dress and people on any given night. But regardless of how you come through the door, you will be greeted warmly and made to feel welcome and appreciated. Genuine hospitality is a cornerstone of the Malone’s experience. It’s a ‘Southern Thing’!

Malone’s serves a hearty helping of classic steakhouse atmosphere.  It has a lot of dark wood, glass, and low lighting. It is also contemporary, but with many regional touches.  Signed menus from both national and local celebrities cover the walls.  You will definitely see lots of people you recognize…..whether it be in the booth next to you enjoying their dinner or their signatures on the walls.

Bubbly Horse visits Malone's restaurant

After we were seated in a cozy booth we ordered a cocktail.  Malone’s has a great wine list, including wines by the glass.  The list offers many different varieties and price points. You can be assured that you will find something that you like.  In fact, Malone’s is one of the few restaurants in Lexington to receive the Wine Spectator award, which is a special achievement.

Wine List at Malone's Restaurant

My friend is a bourbon drinker and Malone’s prides itself on their bourbon selection.  The restaurant even selects individual barrels of bourbon from the distiller’s rickhouse and bottle and sells their own blends.  That’s a unique and interesting way to differentiate yourself from other restaurants.  While I ordered a glass of Malbec, my companion ordered a Manhattan.  The drink was served with a side car on ice.  That’s a great touch for Manhattan and martini drinkers.  The martini glass is just the right size, around 4 ounces.  Not so big that the cocktail gets warm before the rest of the drink is finished, and the sidecar allows for the drink to be refreshed.  Too few restaurants offer this courtesy, and it illustrates Malone’s thoughtful commitment to hospitality and customer service.

Bubbly Horse visits Malone's Manhatton's

Prior to ordering dinner our waiter brought us a loaf of fresh bread, right out of the oven!  I’ve always loved Malone’s bread.  They even give you a loaf of fresh bread if you order carry out.  From the day they opened, Malone’s has always made excellent bread available as part of the meal.

Loaf of bread at Malone's

While the atmosphere leans to the casual, certainly never pretentious, there is nothing casual about Malone’s service. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful.  The warm welcome from the hostess extends to the well-trained wait staff. The server’s assistant was very quick to keep my water-glass filled.  That is very important to me, because I drink a lot of water!

My favorite appetizer has always been a shrimp cocktail.  Steakhouse quality shrimp is something that you can’t buy at the neighborhood grocery or at Costco.  Restaurant shrimp is usually flown in daily or several times a week and is super fresh.  Malone’s shrimp cocktail is no exception.  The shrimp were large and firm without any hint of ‘watery’ texture.  You mix the cocktail sauce with the horseradish yourself.  This way you get just the right amount of heat.  The presentation is awesome.  The blue light under the ice gives the dish the cool vibe it deserves.

Bubbly Horse visits Malone's

 

Next the server brought our salads.  Malone’s is well-known for its bottomless Lexingtonian Salad. It’s fresh and fabulous. There are a lot of fine dining restaurants that don’t include a salad with your meal.  I really like the fact that Malone’s includes a salad with most, if not all meals.  The salad is served with bacon, tomatoes and house made dressing.  It’s a nice touch, well prepared, and really delicious. An alternative to a salad is Malone’s celebrated steak and potato soup…..it is robust and hearty and never disappoints.

For my main course I ordered the filet medallions.  They are twin medallions around 3 ounces each…..a perfect size for me.  I ordered them medium with a blue cheese crust and they arrived perfectly cooked.  To be honest, it’s difficult to grill a 3-ounce steak to perfection.  It’s really easy to over cook them, but to the chef’s credit, they were perfect!

Bubbly Horse visits Malone's

Not every steakhouse or fine dining restaurant serves USDA Prime beef. In fact, according to Malone’s website, “less than 2% of the beef processed in the world is rated as “prime.” Malone’s offers a variety of cuts of USDA Prime steak to eat at the restaurant, but also to take home.   Whether it’s a bone-in filet, a New York strip or filet medallions, they offer a wide variety of cuts to choose from.

On this night my friend ordered the pork chops.  They arrived perfectly charred on the outside, moist and flavorful on the inside, with a fruit salsa of peaches, red and green peppers, and toasted pecans in a maple bourbon glaze. It was a perfect summertime meal cooked to perfection!

Bubbly Horse visits Malone's

Malone’s has always been a great place to celebrate special occasions.  The evening we were there the table next to us was celebrating a birthday.  The cake arrived and everybody sang to the birthday girl.  It was fun.  The slice of cake was huge.  It looked really good, certainly big enough for everybody at the table to have a bite or two!

Birthday cake at Malone's

I’m a dessert person!  That’s my favorite part of the meal.  I really couldn’t decide between the cheesecake, or the special of the night, key lime pie, or the apple pecan crisp.  The manager happened to be passing by so I asked for his recommendation.  He said to definitely order the pecan apple crisp.  It was his favorite dessert.

My friend doesn’t really like apples so I ordered the apple crisp and he ordered the key lime pie.  Both desserts were really good, but I couldn’t get my friend to quit eating the apple crisp.  As I said earlier, he doesn’t even like apples!  The apple crisp was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and the desert was topped with caramel sauce.  The crust was buttery, nicely ‘short’ and crisp, and the apples were cooked with cinnamon and more butter.  It was delicious!

 

The manager stopped by the table to see how we liked the apple crisp and I asked him about the story of the desert.  He told us that one of the chefs at Malone’s had perfected the desert and had entered it in the Kentucky State Fair.  It was no surprise that the apple crisp was declared The Best Dessert and was the blue ribbon winner several years in a row!

We are long-time fans of Malone’s and our Saturday night supper was another delightful big blue dining experience. In honor of the Kentucky State Fair opening this week, may I recommend that you visit Malone’s and have a piece of the award-winning pecan apple crisp. Enjoy a fine dining experience with a unique Kentucky twist! xoxo

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In addition to Lexington, BHG venues can be enjoyed in Louisville and Florence, Kentucky; Franklin, Knoxville, and Bristol, Tennessee; Huntsville, Alabama; and Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Burj Khalifa in Dubai

If you don’t have Dubai on your travel list yet, you should add it today!  Dubai has so much to offer to tourists including unique and breathtaking architecture, fine dining, cool attractions, various types of shopping, lovely beaches, outdoor activities….. and the list goes on and on!

Burj Khalifa in Dubi

One of the attractions that you should visit in Dubai is the tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa stands tall over the city.  At night it sparkles like a huge diamond and at 160 stories tall you can see it throughout the city.  As you travel in the elevator up 14 stories, your ears pop and you feel a bit light-headed.   Did I mention that the elevators go 600 meters per minute?  According to our guide,  the elevators are thought to be the fastest in the world.  It took us just a little over a minute to reach the 124th floor…..that’s fast!  It feels like you’re in the movie, Star Trek. The views from the top are breathtaking.

As you scan the horizon from 2,722 ft. above ground, you can appreciate the vision of Sheikh Mohammad.  It’s a big-picture achievement and truly larger than life.  The Burj project was designed to move the city from its emphasis on oil to that of tourism.  Glass, steel, aluminum and concrete are everywhere to see.  It looks just like a movie set, but it’s not…..it’s an ultra sleek and modern city. According to Wikipedia, the building’s cost was $1.5 billion to build in US dollars.  Construction in 2004 and was finished in 2009.

Bubbly Horse visits Burj Khalifa in Dubai

There is a connection between the Burj Khalifa and the US.  The architect that designed the Burj, happens to be from Chicago.   His name is Adrian Smith and he studied at the University of Illinois and also Texas A & M University.  He’s designed many buildings in the US, including the Trump Tower in Chicago.  Obviously, he’s a specialist in designing tall buildings.

We had a great time at the Burj and we couldn’t resist being super touristy.  They have a giant green screen that you pose in front of for fun commemorative photos.  Some people were confused and thought that I was really walking on the beam over the top of the building when they saw it on Facebook.  Now that’s a great optical illusion!

Bubbly Horse having fun at the Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is part of a mixed-use development in the middle of downtown Dubai.  According to Wikipedia, “the development includes 30,000 homes, nine hotels (including The Address Downtown Dubai), 7.4 acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 30-acre artificial Burj Khalifa Lake.  Dubai borrowed at least $80 billion for construction projects.”

Bubbly Horse visits Burj Khalifa

As I mentioned, the development includes the Dubai Mall.  Even if you aren’t a mall shopper, the malls in Dubai offer so much more than just shopping.  You really have to see it to believe it!  We discussed the souks of Dubai in a previous post, which are a totally different shopping experience.  But no trip to Dubai is complete without visiting the shopping malls.  Even if you’re not a shopper, you can find something to interest you at the mall.

At 3.77 million sq. ft.,  the Dubai Mall is the 2nd largest in the world.  There are over 1,200 stores!  The mall attracts over 54 million visitors a year.  According to Wikipedia, “the Dubai Mall was the most visited building on the planet in 2011.”  The Dubai Mall is definitely a tourist destination and you should plan on visiting it when you are in Dubai.

One of the first things you notice when you walk into the mall is the giant Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.  The tank is 10-million litre (2641720.52 US liquid gallons) and is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world.  The aquarium has more that 300 species of marine animals, which also includes a variety of sharks and stingrays.  My photos don’t do it justice!  You could watch all the fish swim for hours.  It was so cool.

The aquarium includes a walk-thru tunnel where you can get a first-hand view of the tank, as well as glass-bottom boat rides.  If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can snorkel in the tank or do a shark dive.  Talk about an up close adventure!

The next section of  the mall is called Fashion Avenue.  This branch of the mall is home to brands such as Bulgari, Valentino, Brioni, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier….. and the list goes on and on.  There’s an entire wing devoted to high-end shopping.  Even if you aren’t into couture fashion, the window shopping is great fun.

Bubbly Horse goes shopping in Dubai

As you keep walking, you see more and more things to do, that don’t include shopping!

The mall has a giant ice skating rink.  It’s as large as an Olympic-sized rink!  It is massive, and starts on the ground floor and extends to the second level of the mall.

Bubbly Horse visits the Dubai Mall Ice Rink

Art is very prominent throughout Dubai.  There are public art installations in most areas of  the city.  I believe public art really makes a city stand out and makes it much more interesting.  The mall has a “human” waterfall with beautiful sculptures.  You can see how large it is from my photograph.  The wall goes from the top to the bottom of the mall and can be viewed from each floor.  It’s quite unique and amazing!

Bubbly Horse visits the Dubai Mall water wall

Gelato stores and candy stores were peppered all around the mall.  You couldn’t walk very far without seeing one.  The largest candy store in the world is located in the Dubai Mall.   Candylicious is over 10,000 sq. ft.  That’s a lot of candy!  The people of Dubai definitely have a sweet tooth.  The store windows have the boxes of candy nicely wrapped like beautiful little presents. Presentation is everything in Dubai.  From the buildings to the candy, Dubai is top-notch!

One unusual candy that is actually made in Dubai is camel’s milk chocolate.  According to an article that I read in Reuters.com,  “The company Al Nassma was established in Dubai and plans to produce 100 tons of premium camel’s milk chocolate a year.  They have 3,000 camels on the Dubai farm and the farm is controlled by the Dubai government. Our aim is to be the Godiva of the Middle East, according to the company.”

Bubbly Horse visits the desert in Dubai

The Reuters article goes on to say, ” All chocolates are produced without preservatives or chemical additives with a range of locally popular spices, nuts and honey, according to the company. 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.”

I tasted the chocolate and I really liked it.  It is not as sweet as the milk chocolate that we are accustomed to here in the US, but it was really good.  The fact that it may be a little healthier than most chocolate you find made it even tastier!

Bubbly Horse visits the Dubai Mall Camel's Milk Candy

When you travel to Dubai, make sure you bring your tennis shoes.  You’ll need them for walking around and experiencing the mall and other beautiful destinations in Dubai.

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