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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Cherrywood Charcoal

Kingsford® Cherrywood Charcoal adds a light and fruity wood flavor to your favorite foods. That’s because it’s made with 100% natural ingredients and high-quality cherrywood — ideal for enhancing the flavor of poultry, pork and more. And just like Kingsford® Original Charcoal, Kingsford® Cherrywood Charcoal lights faster* and burns longer† to give you the authentic BBQ taste and experience you crave. Available in 8-lb. and 16-lb. bags.

* Compared to nationally available conventional charcoal in the U.S.A.

† Compared to the leading store brand charcoal in the U.S.A.

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

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Our Reviews

4.5 /5
43 Reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lol lights easier I bought a bag of cherry wood briquettes and I have the toughest time lighting them then the regular briquettes so this is the last time I buy them cause there garbage if I want to add wood chips to my briquettes I’ll just buy the wood chips and add them myself
Date published: 2022-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We've always used Kingsford We've always used Kingsford charcoal product so we tried the Kingford Cherrywood Charcoal and it did not disappoint. It imparted a very good flavor and aroma to our meats. It was a big hit with our guests. I have recommended to others
Date published: 2021-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum! We used it on a brisket and it was amazing! #yum gonna try a pork roast this weekend!
Date published: 2021-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice idea, performance lacking…. I have used this product several times now over the course of the last month or so in my char-griller smoker. I like the idea of applewood or cherry wood embedded into the charcoal. It SOUNDS like an idea that should work well. The problem I run into is that as the charcoal - which does light very easily - is first lit, it produces copious amounts of smoke, but by the time I have my bed of coals and am ready to lay meat in the smoker (I use an offset smoker box), the flavored smoke is largely gone; I might as well be using standard charcoal and laying the flavored wood on top, or just using flavored wood lumps instead of charcoal briquettes. As I said, it’s a nice idea. It provides nice heat, but very little of the smoke I need.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great This is a great product! I usually use cherry wood from local orchards. I get that flavor without a chance of a flare-up.
Date published: 2021-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like this I really like this brand charcoal. We grill a few times a week all year long. The cherry is awesome in the smoker, great flavor and even heat. I really wish I could get it in hundred pound totes though. Wouldn't that be nice!? Never run-out and never be damp.
Date published: 2021-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Flavor!!! We love the Cherry Charcoal gives off the best flavor to any meat.
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great charcoal gives a Great charcoal gives a really good smoke flavor. Very easy to light and smells delicious
Date published: 2021-04-14
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