The recipes were created by me through countless nights of R&D. People who know me know that i am a super random person, it would just suddenly hit me that I wanted to test a certain recipe and I would wait till Amelie fell asleep and I would creep into the kitchen and spend my nights testing recipes. While I was testing the Salted Egg Yolk Crisps, one of my neighbors told me she could smell the curry leaves at like 2am!The granolas came to me on a whim while I was having cendol and caramel popcorn (on difeerent occasions of course). I absolutely love the taste of gula melaka and salted caramel! The salted caramel granola it was one of my hardest recipes to master and I just couldn’t seem the get the texture right.
When we first started we joined lots of pop-ups around Klang Valley and meeting customers and talking to them gave us a lot of insight. Just seeing how everyone was happy eating the snacks is a great achievement for Kintry, when customers come back and tell you what they love about the snacks it just makes you feel happy when you’ve made someone else happy. I remember thinking in the beginning about whether the snacks would ever be on supermarket shelves. So when our first batch of stocks were placed we were ecstatic and it was a major milestone for the brand.
We have a small social initiative called Kintry Kindness, it’s basically just a way where we reach out to help others. We work closely with Sze Women of Hope and UNHCR running classes and helping out when we can with refugees. We donate when we can to various homeless shelters and food banks around KL. Going for talks earlier made me realise there’s a need to reach out, especially to women. Some have the strength to be able to have a voice but there are many who don’t and feel bullied. We don’t know what we can offer right now but we just want them to know they have a voice and we would love to help in any way possible, even with simple things like leading them towards the support lines for counselling or shelters. We hope to get more involved with youth and women and would love to work on self-confidence and anti-bullying in schools and workplaces in the future.