East Africa’s leading producer of coconut products, Kentaste Products Ltd, has achieved a significant milestone by winning the prestigious New Product of the Year award at the Africa Food Awards 2023. Their remarkable coconut creation, the Kentaste Coconut Chips, has been recognized for its exceptional quality and taste.
Delightful Crunch and Burst of Flavors: The Kentaste Coconut Chips are crafted from carefully selected coconuts and baked to perfection, providing a delightful crunch while preserving the burst of tropical natural flavors. These chips cater to consumers’ preferences, offering three different flavors to choose from.
Health-conscious Snacking : Kentaste takes pride in producing coconut chips that are not only delicious but also healthy. Their chips are baked, not fried, making them cholesterol-free, gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly. Additionally, they do not contain any added oil or trans-fat, making them a guilt-free and nutritious snack suitable for the entire family.
Quality and Safety Assurance : Kentaste ensures that their Coconut Chips are manufactured at the highest quality standards, adhering to international production regulations and FSSC certification. By maintaining these rigorous standards, Kentaste guarantees consumers the utmost quality and safety in every pack.
Expanding Reach and Export Opportunities : While Kentaste Coconut Chips are readily available in leading retail stores across Kenya, the company is also exploring export opportunities to other regions, such as the rest of East Africa and the United States. This expansion demonstrates their commitment to providing premium, locally made products that are both affordable and accessible.
Kentaste’s Growth and Product Range : Kentaste has undergone a remarkable transformation since its establishment in 2014, evolving from a small family business into a large-scale manufacturer and exporter. Initially producing virgin coconut oil, milk, and cream, Kentaste has diversified its product range to include desiccated coconut, coconut flour, coconut snacks, and more exciting offerings on the horizon.
Sustainability and Positive Impact : Kentaste operates with a strong commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. They aim to ensure that everyone involved in their business receives fair rewards while positively impacting society beyond profit. Their dedication to zero waste is evident in their efficient utilization of every part of the coconuts they process, promoting operational efficiency and environmental consciousness.
Government Recognition and Partnership: Kentaste’s achievements and contributions have been recognized by the Kenyan government. The Cabinet Secretary of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, Alfred Mutua, visited the company and acknowledged their collaboration with the Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA Canadian). Through this partnership, Kentaste has increased the number of smallholder suppliers and become Kenya’s largest processor of coconut products.
Kentaste’s success with their Coconut Chips at the Africa Food Awards 2023 highlights their commitment to excellence and innovation in the coconut industry. By delivering top-quality products while maintaining sustainability and making a positive impact, Kentaste continues to solidify its position as a leading producer and exporter of coconut goods.
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