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Cherrywood Charcoal

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  • 100% Natural Ingredients
  • Ready to Cook on in 15 Minutes
  • Long Burn Time*
  • Made in the USA with North American Ingredients

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. Made in the USA with North American ingredients. 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.
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For those who love a touch of sweet with their BBQ, these grilled pork chops with brown sugar and applewood BBQ sauce is a must-try.

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47 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best charcoal My husband absolutely loves this brand and charcoal he always uses this one Has amazing flavor and perfect heat less ash production and good burn time Highly recommended
Date published: 2024-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Easy to use. Provides an excellent flavor and aroma to foods. The package is easy to open. Long burn time. Minimal ash production . Works with all grills.
Date published: 2024-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice smoked cherry smell My husband love this brand ,we love to make barbecue and steaks he is a meat lover and this one with cherry flavor is his favorite.It give the meat a really nice smell,and the quality of the charcoal is great it’s enough for a really good amount of meat.Easy to lighten and great price
Date published: 2024-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cherry and also apple Inlove this flavored charcoal been using it since it came out. Love it disapointed dont see it in any stores
Date published: 2023-06-23
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We use a lot We use a lot of cherry wood when grilling, so we thought we'd give this a try. We were not disappointed. It's very flavorful. Easier than using charcoal and wood chunks. And to be honest, it smells great when burning. We get compliments from our neighbors that it smells amazing whenever we grill out.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the flavor it Love the flavor it gives the meat! It’s so easy to use. We always have it on hand for the weekends!
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love using this We love using this during the summer when we decided to slow cook on the grill. It gives the food such a nice extra flavor and we just love the smell of it. A great product the packaging is durable and holds up after several use. We love using this brand for any of our back yard grilling.
Date published: 2021-04-04
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