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Fresh Carob pods in LA - Tu bishSh'vat higi'a

Jerome Feb 4, 2007 11:28 PM

In any case, I was looking around for fresh chewable carob pods, traditional for 15 sh'vat. Years ago you could find them in hippie stores and the old kind of natural produce places, etc. Today, it seems that all the carob is processed into ersatz chocolate.

Has anyone seen the pods available in LA or elsewhere?

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    Levial RE: Jerome Feb 5, 2007 07:00 AM

    In Cleveland they are often available in limited quantities at Unger's Kosher Market. This year in Tampa we had my mother in law send them.

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      carole622 RE: Levial Aug 16, 2007 04:23 PM

      Hi, I tried calling Unger's and they had no idea what I was talking about. Do they call it something different? I asked for Carob Pods?

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      Bugg Superstar RE: Jerome Feb 5, 2007 09:19 PM

      well, there are many carob trees lining gardner street between beverly and third. i don't know what the soil chemical stuff is like on a city tree, but you might be able to get them for free... good luck!

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        carole622 RE: Jerome Aug 16, 2007 04:26 PM

        Any idea where I might find Carob Pods? I can't locate them anywhere!

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          jlq3d3 RE: Jerome Aug 16, 2007 06:44 PM

          There are carob trees around LA, although I don't know when they are ripe. I know there are some around gardener and Beverly, and Las Palmas and Oakwood in Hancock Park.

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            Jerome RE: Jerome Aug 16, 2007 07:32 PM

            The Erewhon market at Beverly next to the Grove Ave (stanley) has them - but they're dried.

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