Chestnut factory offers range of product types
BURSA - Doğan News Agency
The company, which is run by the third generation of the family today, has gained attention due to the different products it has introduced to the market. DHA photoA well-known candied chestnut (Kestane Şekeri) company, in the northwestern province of Bursa, is producing 120 types of products made of chestnut.
The product range the Kafkas Company introduced to the market includes candied chestnuts, light chestnut puree, karyoka and karyoda, chestnuts covered with chocolate and chestnut dough.
Kafkas was founded 83 years ago in Bursa by Ali Şakir Tatveren. The company, which is run by the third generation of the family today, has gained attention due to the different products it has introduced to the market. Kafkas Pastry and Candy Merchandise Anonymous Company General Manager Ali Tatveren announced that the number of products they produced from chestnuts had increased from 100 to 120.
The products made at the factory in which 400 people work include; candied chestnuts, glazed candied chestnuts, broken glazed candied chestnuts, chestnut spread, chestnut paste, chestnut puree, peeled and sweetened chestnuts, chestnut puree without sugar and bitter cocolin covered bar with chestnut candies. A wide range of products are also exported to cities abroad. “We are producing 120 different kinds of goods from chestnuts by using caramel sauce, marzipan, hazelnut paste or pistachio paste.
These are produced either with machines or by hand. We are also using the broken chestnuts and even dough is made from these,” stated Tatveren.
Light Candied Chestnuts
There are also diet products for consumers concerned about gaining weight from chestnuts. Tatveren said that this month they had introduced new products to the market. Besides the classical karyokas, they have different ones which are called the “new generation” karyokas. There are also new chestnut sweets made by using dates and plums. These new products increased the total number to 120.
Tatveren reminded that they had been serving in the retail sales sector for many years and were aiming to increase the overseas sales numbers. “We have many different projects. There are new wafers produced with the Kafkas brand name. In this way, the range of products widened. We are not only aiming for exports to Turkey but also exports to the cities abroad are important. Our recent goal is to reach the Middle East. There are very decent developments about this,” added Tatveren.