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Tropical Mint

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Kenya Sweets Limited (KSL) is the oldest confectionery manufacturer in East Africa. The Nairobi based company started it’s illustrious history in 1943. KSL manufacture all sorts of confectionery products including hard boiled candy, lollipops, bubblegum, processed sugars and compressed tablets. In addition to manufacturing KSL also supply a variety of products including imported goods from world class brands.


One of the company’s core values has been to maintain a high quality and taste profile. This gives consumers the confidence and trust in any product that bears the household KSL brand.


 The company is celebrated for their world famous and totally unique Tropical Mint hard candies, which first entered the market in 1954, and has since become the most popular mint sweet in the region.


 Recent expansion in their capacity and product ranges, from hard candy and compressed tablets to bubble gum, chewing gum, toffees, milk candy and lollipops has encouraged the hard working and ambitious management team to work towards ISO and HACCP certification.


Kenya Sweets Ltd is not only a market leader of quality sweets in Kenya, but also has a strong presence in the whole of the East African region as well as other parts of Africa. Having also enjoyed exports to countries as far away as the U.K., U.S.A. and Australia.




Most people that have been in the region will know what a Tropical Mint is, the sweet is an icon. Most Kenyans will have grown up eating Tropical Mints since when they were kids.


Tropical Mints were first launched in 1954, and the product was an immediate success. The sweet has a unique sweet minty flavour that was designed specifically for the East African taste profile. Today’s’ Tropical Mint uses exactly the same secret formulation and ingredients as it did when it was first launched.


The sweet has also maintained its size, shape and appearance since the first time it was made. Giving you the same taste experience today as it gave your ancestors all those 60 years ago.



Top 100 Company Award

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