Tried, Tested and True
Wesson has stood the test of time as the preferred choice for generations past, present, and future.
Wesson is the #1 selling cooking oil brand in the US. Wesson has been a staple in kitchens for generations and continues to be the go-to ingredient for home cooks and professional chefs.
In 1899, David Wesson developed an innovative new process that greatly improved the quality of cooking vegetable oils. Today, we’re proud to continue this commitment to quality. From testing product innovations to developing new recipes – we promise to put the same care into crafting Wesson Oils that you put into cooking for your family and friends.
David Wesson introduces an innovative process for creating vegetable oil.
David Wesson forms the Wesson Oil Company. His all-vegetable shortening is marketed as Wesson Snowdrift, and was sold as a liquid cottonseed oil. Wesson Snowdrift was also sold in a solid shortening form.
Wesson truly transforms how American households cook. Prior to the creation of liquid vegetable oils, the bulk of cooking was done with animal fat. The introduction of vegetable oils to American households offers a healthier alternative, with no cholesterol and lower saturated fat.
Wesson introduces a new spout to the can design, making pouring easier.
Wesson moves operations to Memphis, TN, the city that it continues to call home today.
Wesson fans learn how to bake the popular “LoveLight” 2-egg chiffon layer cake, a popular recipe from the Quicker Ways to Better Eating cookbook.
Celebrated graphic designer Saul Bass re-designs the iconic Wesson logo.
America falls in love with Florence Henderson’s “Wessonality” – the crispy, non-greasy taste you get when you fry with Wesson oil.
A new generation of home cooks learn new recipes from The Wesson Oil Cookbook.
Family owned company, Richardson International, acquires Wesson Oil.
Great new look. Same pure oil.