Cashew nut products have long been used in traditional Christmas meals.
Now, a family of Cashew Nut Kollams is making its own version of the product in Australia.
Read moreAbout CashewNutFamily of CashewsNut Kollums in Queensland has opened its first branch of its website.
The family of four has opened a shop in the Brisbane CBD and plans to expand to Sydney and Melbourne by next year.
Mr Kollum said the family’s cashew was not meant to replace Christmas cookies but rather as a complement.
“It’s not meant as a replacement for cookies, it’s not intended to replace chocolate.
It’s just something that’s a bit more of a treat,” he said.
Mr Hahn said it was not uncommon for families to enjoy Christmas pudding, cakes, cakes and a whole range of other holiday treats.
“For me it’s Christmas pudding.
I think I’ve been doing this for over 40 years and I love it.
It has nothing to do with cookies,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.”
If you go to a Chinese place, you know they don’t serve rice, they just serve soup.
They don’t have anything else to do.”
He said it’s the same with the family of Kollamesa, which he said was just the start of what they were hoping to make.
“We have our own brand now and it’s a Christmas pudding,” he explained.
“There are a lot of family members that will tell you, ‘Hey, I’m from the Kollamas, I know the family that makes the Kollsas, I make the Koksas, we all have the same love for the kollamas'”.
Cashew nut brand, Kollama Kollamea, launched in the 1980s, has since grown into a major company.
Mr Hahn, who is also the chief executive of Kolla, a Chinese-Australian company, said the company had developed a range of products including ice cream, snacks, sweets, treats and ice cream cups.
He said he had been approached by a number of Australian brands and that he hoped to open more Australian stores.
“I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for Australians,” he warned.