The best carob grows wild in the mountainous areas of the Mediterranean. It is either dried into a powder or can be boiled to make a delicious, highly nutritious molasses-like concentrate, a centuries-old process. With its malt-like sugars aiding in a healthy probiotic response it als acts as a dependable, natural, and safe laxative. It's the best chocolate replacement with nearly as high an ORAC at some 800 units per tablespoon. Carob powder is healthy, too, being high in vitamins and minerals and is an ideal option for those sensative to chocolate (as found in ChagaChunks).