About Us

PT. Manohara Asri is an Indonesian snack factory based in Sidoarjo, East Java – Indonesia. The main products are flavored peanuts/broad beans, wafer stick/rolls, and pellet (raw material of chips).

We are leading Snack Confectionary producing the best coated peanuts, roasted broad beans, chocolate sticks, and pelletes (raw material of snacks/chips). And in the process to extend our international market.

Our Commitment

PrintThe company uses high-quality raw material and modern technology in its manufacturing process. The production of flavored peanuts.
for example, uses freshly ground- picked raw peanuts that are further selected through a closely-supervised sorting and grading process.

Our History

begron fbPT Manohara Asri was founded in 1995 by Mr. Singgih Gunawan, one of the owner of Kapal Api Group (Kapal Api Coffee, ABC Coffee, Good Day Instant Coffee, Café Excelso, Relaxa Candy, Espresso Candy, and many more). We started this company by producing snacks, with Kenji brand. This Kenji brand became very popular in a short time so we developed other products, such us Kenji Magic Stick (stick shaped snack) and Kenji Colak Colek (stick shaped snack which is consumed by dipping the stick into the sauce/cream).

From the remarkable quality of peanuts from Japan, which have been processed by the modern oven machines (producing the combination of crunchy oven coated peanut), Mr. Singgih Gunawan sent his Research and Development Team and Production Team to Japan in order to learn more about the production process and decided to buy all the machines needed for his company.

After going through the research process and adapting it to Indonesian taste, in 1997, we launched Mayasi “Peanuts in Japanese Style”. Through the finding of supplier, sorting the products carefully, complex production process and firm quality control, we hope that Mayasi could be known and remembered by people as delicious peanuts with the highest quality.

With Mayasi progress, we were interested in developing peanuts that were also popular in Japan at that time, half-coated peanut. In 2000, we launched Iyes “Oven Peanuts”. Therefore, in Mayasi products, the combination between peanuts and its coating was balanced while in Iyes products, we made the peanuts taste more dominant.
In 2001, our Research and Development Team successfully made broad beans products that was so crunchy (just for information, the broad bean at the market tend to be a bit hard). We had confidence that old people would not find it difficult to consume our broad beans. We launched it with name Mayasi Koro Koro and this product became popular very quickly.

In 2004, we developed wafer “Stick Duo” with the combination of two unique flavors. We named it Yoiki. Yoiki with two flavors in its cream became a trendsetter for that year.Through the distribution networks that we operate ourselves (Java-Bali) and our agents that spread all around Indonesia, we have distributed our products in almost all modern markets and traditional markets in Indonesia.

Since 2005, we started to focus on export markets. By attending exhibitions in other countries, we succeeded in distributing our products to markets in America, China, Dubai UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Jordan, Arab Saudi, Kuwait and even Palestine.

Fun Fact


  • Archibutyrophobia (pronounced A’-ra-kid-bu-ti-ro-pho-bi-a) is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.
  • Peanuts aren’t nuts. They’re legumes. So it’s technically inaccurate to call it a nut butter, but it’s usually refered to one anyway.
  • Most peanut butters are vegan and gluten-free.
  • It might be cancer-fighting. Girls between the age of 9 and 15 who regularly ate peanut butter were 39 percent less likely to develop benign breast disease by 30.
  • Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
  • Macadamia trees were imported to Hawaii in 1882 as a windbreak for sugarcane, which was a major commercial export for Hawaii at the time. They are originally from Australia.
  • Only 2 of the 9 species of macadamia trees produce nuts that are edible. The others are poisonous and/or otherwise inedible.
  • Macadamia nuts are never picked. They are harvested from the ground after they fall off the tree.
  • Macadamia nuts are sometimes used in drug stings by the police. When macadamia nuts are chopped finely, they are similar in color and texture to crack cocaine.
  • Macadamia oil is a prized ingredient in many cosmetics and skincare products thanks to its high concentration of omega-7 palmitoleic acid.
  • Macadamia nuts have the hardest shell of any nut – it takes 300 PSI of pressure to crack it!
  • Macadamia nuts are higher in fat and lower in protein than a lot of other nuts we eat, like almonds and cashews.
  • The “fruit” of the cashew nut is called the cashew apple. The cashew nut is the real fruit of the cashew tree, but the cashew apple is the swollen stalk of the nut. In some places around the world, the apple is used as a snack or distilled into liquor or wine.
  • Cashew Nuts are high in monounsaturated fat, which has been linked to an increase in HDL “good” cholesterol and a decrease in LDL cholesterol.
  • The scientific designation for the cashew, anacardium occidentale, refers to the shape of the cashew apple, which looks like an inverted (upside-down) heart.
  • The colloquial name for the cashew nut comes from the Portuguese name for the nut, caju.
  • Cashew nuts are often used as a substitute for milk or cream in vegan diets. Cashews are also used in cheese alternatives.