The Australian Carob Co is owned and operated by Michael and Jam Jolley, and is located in Booborowie, near Burra, South Australia.
Michael and Jam planted their carob orchard from grafted trees in 2000 on a 76-acre block of land. Today there are approximately 6000 carob trees, thriving on the property.
The orchard is home to seven different varieties of carob trees, including Casuda, Clifford, Sfax, Santa-Fa, Irlam, Tyleria and Waite species. The Jolley's take pride in ensuring each individual tree has the appropriate water requirements and correct pruning year round. The company use sustainable farming practices and no pesticides or insecticides are used on the trees.
The carob beans are harvested in March/April and are taken directly to the manufacturing shed on site. There, they are allowed to dry naturally, ready for processing.
The Australian Carob Co use state-of-the-art machinery to produce the products, including a sophisticated carob kibbler, a large carob roaster and a new carob mill.
"As we do the kibbling, roasting, milling and packing all on the property, we can be sure you get the absolute best product possible. Quality is our number one priority," Michael Jolley.
The Australian Carob Co is dedicated to producing carob products, which are not only healthy and high in nutritional value, but are also full of flavour and taste great.