What is, "Locust Bean Gum" anyway? It's in like everything we eat. Well, no, I guess I exaggerate, but it IS in lots of the ingredient lists I look at. It always makes me cringe. I think, "grasshopper spit". Yeah, sorry. Just had to share that. I did look it up and it is actually from the carob tree - and it is a lot like cocoa apparently. SO, why didn't my low-fat herb and garlic cream cheese taste like chocolate?