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The name "Caroube de Chypre", or Cyprus Carob, is inspired by the dried carob pods that J. Herbin himself was fond of snacking on during long voyages. Since ancient times, Carob trees were cultivated and traded in the Mediterranean region. The dark brown pods were thought to have therapeutic properties and were marketed throughout Europe as the "black gold of Cyprus". Today, carob is often eaten as a healthy chocolate substitute.
J. Herbin made many journeys to India and brought special wax formulas back to Paris, leading to his shop's success as a reputable sealing wax manufacturer that served Louis XIV and gained popularity throughout France. The wax seals on the cap and front of the bottle remind us of this rich history.