This is so cool. One of the food blogs I really like and regularly read is nami-nami, by Pille who originally comes from Estonia. A while back she blogged about a very Estonian variety of roasted and ground grains called kama.
Obviously Pille has added me to her blog roll, 'cause the reason I found that page of hers (the post is six months old) was that I found the address among my referrers, somebody clicked through to my blog from that page. Very random. Kama sounded really interesting, and since Pille wrote that she sometimes brings that stuff back to Edinburgh from Estonia and offered to send some to anyone who is interested I left a comment. Just a few hours ago she emailed and said she actually have some kama in a "chocolate bar" variety that she could send me.
You can even find kama in 'chocolate' bars - and this product is unique to Estonia. Namely during the Soviet era in 1970s, the price of cocoa beans increased and these became almost unavailable in Soviet Union. The main confectionery factory in Estonia, Kalev, had a witty worker who tried replacing cocoa flour with kama flour. The result was obviously not a chocolate, but it was nevertheless delicious and became very popular in Estonia.
How cool is that! I love having stuff sent to me, can't wait to see what it tastes like. Report to follow. Thanks Pille!