Nourish Up with Organic Food & Drinks by Gan Teck Kar

March 1, 2021

If you love snacking but want to focus on nourishingly wholesome bites and sips, Gan Teck Kar's extensive range of organic fare is for you, spanning Provence-sourced jams, Californian chips and Connecticut candy to Oregonian plant-based beverages and Sri Lankan-blended tea.

Gan Teck Kar is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year - this food import-and-distribution company for Malaysia and Singapore was founded in 1991 by food-loving folks who remain passionate about bringing premium produce from around the world to our kitchen tables.

Check out Gan Teck Kar's curated selection throughout March - Nourish Up with Organic month celebrates a bounty of organic treats and temptations. 

Shop for Gan Teck Kar's offerings at shopee.com.my/gtkfoodsmy - use the exclusive promo code GTKF10EKL to get 10% off all organic products until 31 March 2021.

Here are some recommendations for what your family can enjoy from Gan Teck Kar.

Les Comtes De Provence: Organic Fruit Spreads

For top-quality jams and compotes, the award-winning Les Comtes De Provence promises the ripe lusciousness of France's fruits, pairing perfectly with your morning bread and biscuits, a potentially incredible ingredient for baking too. 

These spreads contain a whopping 65% of organic fruit, retaining their natural flavour and pulpy texture. The spreads are cooked in a cauldron, turning out rich and nectarous, buoyed by pure cane sugar, free of artificial additives or preservatives.

We partnered three Les Comtes De Provence spreads with sourdough bread, relishing the thick, fresh spreads in their traditional, time-honoured simplicity.

The Organic Red Fruits Spread is robust with strawberries, cherries, raspberries and blackcurrants, rigorously selected from organic farms, yielding the bright, stimulating tang of berries in each bite.

The Organic Orange Fruit Spread is even zestier, all zingy and zippy, with nuanced citrus notes of orange juice and lemon juice to complement the oranges in this spread.

The Organic Strawberry Fruit Spread is the most mellow but still more than lively, perfect if you enjoy a perky balance of sultry sweet and soothing sour. 

Luke’s Organic: Potato, Kale & Protein Chips
Luke's Organic began as an effort to help a friend find great-tasting, gluten-free snacks. The Santa Cruz-based brand has evolved into a respected purveyor of everything from light and crisp potato chips to hearty multigrain chips, 100% USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, allergen-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

'Snack Like a Kid, Live Like A Grown Up,' each packet promises. Luke's healthy aspirations go hand-in-hand with tasty satisfaction, bolstered by top-flight ingredients - opening a bag of White Truffle & Sea Salt Potato Chips releases the intense aroma of Italian Urbani white truffles that these heirloom potato chips are blessed with, dusted with hand-harvested Fleur Del Sel salt for a beautiful marriage of soil and sea.

The Kale Multigrain & Seed Chips bring the antioxidant- and fibre-rich flair of superfoods to each surprisingly addictive, thickly crunchy chip, with kale and a diverse, nutrient-dense blend of grains and seeds including quinoa, millet and amaranth for cholesterol control and other benefits. Perfect for enjoying a vegetable in an on-the-move, eat-anywhere form.

The Blue Corn & Red Lentil Protein Multigrain & Seed Chips harness a similar mix of ancient grains, powered further by organic blue corn and red lentils for purple hues of protein-propelled pleasure, with a punchy, earthy flavour that makes each packet extremely enjoyable to finish in a single sitting.

Yum Earth: Organic Candy

Allergen-free, gluten-free and guilt-free organic candy: Yum Earth's sweet treats are exquisitely hued with real fruit and vegetable juices. Equally important is what ISN'T in this candy: No soy, eggs, dairy ingredients, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, artificial dyes or high-fructose corn syrup, making them suitable for everyone, including vegans and customers seeking earth-friendly, non-GMO temptations.

Yum Earth's Organic Hard Candies comprises two sets of fruit flavours. The Citrus Grove channels the Vitamin C potency of blood orange, lime, pink grapefruit and lemon, while the Favourites is full of pomegranate, mango, watermelon and peach. Each candy will last five to 10 minutes in your mouth, faithfully recreating the vibrant, reviving flavours of the fruits.

Also perfect for pantries and lunch boxes on the go, the Organic Pops feature lollipops that burst with the brightness of pomegranate, watermelon, strawberry and peach. So good, we easily and eagerly finished these pops without hesitation, savouring their pure, clean flavours.

The Organic Fruit Snacks are like gummy candy, supple and scintillating with banana, strawberry, peach and cherry, conveniently offered in little packets for each individual serving for a fast boost of energy.

Pacific Foods: Almond and Soy Beverages
Plant-based beverages that celebrate the natural produce of Oregon, USA, Pacific Foods' gluten-free, vegan-friendly offerings are best exemplified by the Organic Unsweetened Soy Original. The ingredients are simple and reassuring: Water with high-quality organic soybeans. Sipping this potassium-rich drink is a genuine pleasure, as it tastes authentically unrefined and uncommercialised, beautifully quenching our thirst with its luscious goodness.

Similarly, the Organic Unsweetened Almond Original is made mostly of water and ground almonds, with a smidgeon of rice starch, sea salt, vanilla extract, and Vitamin D2. The gently roasted nuttiness with a creamy mouthfeel makes it a brilliant base for smoothies and cereal, breathing new life to old breakfasts.

For coffee enthusiasts, upgrade your cappuccinos and lattes with Pacific Foods' Barista Series, a dairy- and gluten-free range of soy and almond beverages without burnt or bitter notes.

The Barista Series Soy Original, made with whole organic soybeans, keeps our coffee light and smooth without undermining the coffee's original taste. It pairs with pretty much any coffee, though it's particularly recommended with blends from Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

The Barista Series Almond Original has a more pronounced sweet nuttiness of almonds, gorgeously accompanying blends from Brazil, Colombia and Sumatra. Note that the Barista Series, which also includes oat milk, produces a glossy micro-foam on top of coffee, curdle-free and conducive for latte art.

English Tea Shop
A colourfully ravishing addition to any household's tea collection, the loveliness of English Tea Shop's sustainable organic tea is more than skin-deep. English Tea Shop fosters a community of farmers, blenders and producers, working with small farms and paying for produce at well over minimum Fair-trade prices. English Tea Shop also offers certifications, engages in knowledge-sharing and develops community centres and schools, ensuring an ethical consideration to its tea.

English Tea Shop's extensive repertoire of teas is blended in Sri Lanka, comprising cherished classics like English Breakfast, a blend of Ceylon and Assam black tea that packs a soothing punch. There are also caffeine-free choices, like the nutty, sweet South African Rooibos or the calming and fragrant Chamomile & Lavender. Super Berries marries rooibos with hibiscus and strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, tasting truly like springtime. It's fun to explore the numerous possibilities and to discover your favourites.

English Tea Shop promises two thoughtful kinds of packaging for your brew. 

Regular sachets yield a concentrated dose of tea for a single cup, while pyramid sachets in bigger boxes let the tea leaves breathe a bit more, creating a full-bodied, fabulously balanced experience, perfect for teapots. Pyramid sachets are exclusively available online.

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Use the promo code GTKF10EKL to get 10% off all organic products until 31 March 2021.

Website: gtkfoods.com

Gan Teck Kar's products can also be found at Jaya Grocer, Ben’s Independent Grocer, and Village Grocer.