Michael Jolley describes what makes The Australian Carob Co. products the world's best. The soil and weather here is of the best growing land in South Australia.
We have nice wet winters and dry hot summers which is ideal for the growing of carob trees and for the development and ripening of the carob pods. Every where we dig in the orchard there are worms because our soil is very healthy and chemical free. Our carob trees get well watered using our bore water which we have water at just 23ft. below the surface and people say that the under ground water here is from the Great Artesian Basin. The soil here is beautiful fertile heavy brown loam over red clay. Our growing methods and pruning is conscious of the care of the trees.
Most carob around the world is grown for their seed quality and not the pods as seeds made into locust bean gum are more lucrative than pods made into carob powder. CAROBOU'S wide range of Australian Carob products are made from carob pods grown on sweet carob trees selectively chosen for their thick, rich, luscious pods — not for the seeds. Carob powders and products from The Australian Carob Co. are the sweetest in the global market without the strong bitter taste normally associated with European and or Mediterranean carobs. This is the difference between old generation carobs and new generation Australian carobs.
Since 2015, new generation Australian sweet carob has been rapidly selling in the USA and around the world as the premier carob for manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and consumers.