An American Story

The history of grilling at Kingsford is a classic American story. It all started in 1919 when Edward G. Kingsford helped Henry Ford procure a stretch of timberland to supply wood for his auto plants.

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Kingsford® Preserve the Pit

Kingsford remains committed to celebrating Black barbecue culture by launching the second year of Preserve the Pit and doubling the investment in aspiring barbecue professionals.

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American Pride

An American-made company founded over 100 years ago, Kingsford has a lot to be proud of. Our employees have been continuing the family tradition in backyards across the nation.

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Charcoal Briquets

Authentic grilled flavor starts with real charcoal made with real wood. It’s how you bring loved ones old and new together. It’s how you keep the party going, rain or shine.


Kingsford® Original charcoal is proudly made in the USA with North American ingredients. It’s the charcoal you trust for real wood-fired smoke flavor, every time you grill.

Match Light®

No lighter fluid? No problem. Kingsford® Match Light® charcoal is a ready-to-use grilling solution. These briquets ignite instantly, so you can spend less time lighting your grill and more time firing up the flavor.


Elevate your grill game with Kingsford® premium charcoal. Whether you need low and slow perfection, high-heat searing or hassle-free ignition, we’ve got your perfect briquet.

Other Flavors

Explore a lineup of Kingsford® charcoal featuring a wide range of flavors. Crafted with passion, each briquet is designed to elevate the smoky flavor of grilled foods.


Light your fire with all new Kingsford® products.

Explore our full range of charcoal, pellets and flavor boosters to take your grilling to the next level.