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 with Applewood

Looking to step up your BBQ’s flavor? Kingsford® Charcoal with Applewood adds a sweet and fruity wood flavor to all of your favorite foods. Made with 100% natural ingredients and North American wood, Kingsford® Charcoal with Applewood is perfect for elevating the natural flavors of poultry and pork. And, it lights fast, is ready to cook on in about 15 minutes and burns long. Available in 8-lb. and 16-lb. bags.

100% natural ingredients
Ready to cook on in 15 minutes
Long burn time*
*Compared to other charcoal brands.

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Our Reviews

4.6 /5
114 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for smoking! I recently purchased a smoker and decided to pick up this charcoal along with some chips to smoke some meats and they turned out great! Still practicing and learning but it does a good job.
Date published: 2023-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best charcoal We absolutely love this charcoal!! It doesn’t burn too quickly and gives an amazing flavor with the applewood. We use it on everything but I think it pairs best with chicken and pineapples.
Date published: 2022-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst charcoal product to date knock offs better Bought this product in High Hopes since I love the Applewood flavor in a smoker… Did not light very well and could not get them to stay activated long enough to even ash over. Tried restarting it multiple times and with lighter fluid with no success. Complete waste of money
Date published: 2022-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! The best taste only with KINGSFORD!!! Applewood gives an amazingly delicious taste and aroma to any meat or vegetable! I only recommend this!
Date published: 2022-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long lasting and burns completely My whole adult life I have used Kingsford Charcoal to grill. It has never failed me. lights fasts, last long, burns clean and completely. This makes clean-up a breeze. Someone gave me another brand to try, I gave it away! I love your product!
Date published: 2021-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Burn Time This past weekend, I did a 12 hour smoke for pork shoulder on my original PK Grill. I was amazed that I never had to refill with charcoal, particularly since I only started with 8lbs -- half of a 16lb bag. That is astonishing performance by any measure. The flavor was great, and the temp consistency (I ran it at about 240 degrees) was also very good. Can't wait to use the other half of the bag!
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using I have been using this for years. It works very well and is super reliable. I highly recommend this product to anyone!
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No one can cook No one can cook better BBQ than with a charcoal grill. I like the Kingsford Charcoal with Applewood because the aroma and the extra flavor it gives all of the meat is out of this world.
Date published: 2021-06-05
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