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Most popular edible oils in Kenya: Elianto, Fresh Fri, Others

There are different types of edible oils in Kenya. One of the most favourite ones is Elianto. Others are;

10. Pika

Pika vegetable oil

It’s acceptable, solidifies in mildly cold temperatures, and while it’s  not the most budget-friendly choice, it still provides decent quality.  Pika is a cost-effective offering from Golden Africa Limited, fortified with vitamin A & D


9. Dola

Dola vegetable oil

As the newest addition to this list, Dola is designed to meet the needs  of budget-conscious shoppers in the midst of rising vegetable oil  prices. It is one of the best budget options in the list.


8. Top Fry

Top Fry vegetable oil

Top Fry is at a more affordable  compared to other premium oils, although it doesn’t excel in any particular aspect, it provides satisfactory quality.

Produced by Menengai Oil Refineries, it represents a reasonable value for the price.


7. Masterchef

Masterchef vegetable oil

Masterchef stands out as the ideal choice for budget-conscious shoppers. While its quality is only average, it’s important to note that Masterchef is one of the newer brands in the market and it is the most affordable.

For those watching their expenses, Masterchef is a suitable option as it provides the essential fortifications required by the Ministry of Health, ensuring that you’re still getting a product that meets basic quality standards.


6. Salit

Salit vegetable oil

Salit vegetable oil falls into the category of average quality, making it an affordable choice for consumers.

Salit is marketed as a triple-refined vegetable oil, promising excellent results for achieving fresh and crispy food.

According to their website, Salit’s container is distinctively designed with a lady-like shape. This unique packaging sets it apart and noticeable

Overall, Salit is a budget-friendly option from Pwani Oils, offering an affordable choice and an average quality.


5. Avena 

Avena vegetable oil

Avena offers excellent premium quality with frequent special offers and  ongoing promotions.

While it may not be a mainstream choice, its  quality shines through, especially during promotional periods, where you  can secure one of the best deals on a premium vegetable oil.


4. Golden Fry

Golden Fry vegetable oil

Golden Fry, once considered the pinnacle of quality, has experienced a slight decline in terms of smoothness and texture recently. However, it still remains a viable and decent choice.

One thing that continues to set Golden Fry apart is its distinctive golden-brown container, making it easily recognizable on store shelves. While its quality may not be as impeccable as it once was, it still offers a good enough option for various culinary needs. Golden Fry is a product of Bidco Africa.


3. Fresh Fri

Fresh Fri vegetable oil

Fresh Fri stands out as the best choice when it comes to a blend of quality and affordability. It is the best value oil

Its quality and consistency are commendable, making it one of the promising brands.

Fresh Fri offers special premium editions infused with flavors like ginger and garlic, if you are into that.

However, the infusion makes the oil smoke at a lower temperature than normal which is kind of a compromise and it can’t handle deep frying well.

On the plus side, the flavors it adds to the food are notable and subtle.

Moreover, Fresh Fri undergoes a triple-refining process, ensuring a top-notch product.

In addition to its quality Fresh Fri is fortified with vitamin E, offering added nutritional benefits for those seeking a healthier option. Fresh Fri is processed by Pwani Oils Products


2. Kimbo Premium

Kimbo Premium Vegetable Oil

Kimbo Premium vegetable oil distinguishes itself by offering a wide range of sizes, including 0.3 liters, 0.5 liters, 0.7 liters, 1 liter, 2 liters, 3 liters, and 5 liters, giving consumers various options to choose from.

While Kimbo Premium is considered slightly overpriced relative to its quality, it still manages to deliver a satisfactory product.

One unique feature of Kimbo Premium is its clear container, setting it apart from other brands typically packaged in yellow containers.

Kimbo Premium is an extension of the original Kimbo brand, which is well-known for its white fat products.Kimbo Premium is processed by Bidco Africa.


1. Rina

Rina Vegetable Oil

Rina stands out as unquestionably the best and finest vegetable cooking oil in Kenya. This is a personal choice of use.

Its exceptional qualities become evident, especially in cold conditions where it still remains liquid and doesn’t freeze to the container.

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