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 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 Mesquite

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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

Enhance your favorite grilled foods with the bold smoky flavor of real mesquite wood. Kingsford® Charcoal with Mesquite is made in the USA with North American ingredients, and transforms beef and vegetables with authentic wood smoke taste. And like Kingsford® Original Charcoal, it lights fast and burns longer than competitive brands. Available in a variety of sizes, from 4-lb. to 16-lb. bags.

† Compared to the leading store brand charcoal in the U.S.A.
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193 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great taste Love the flavor of the mesquite charcoal. Although I have a gas grill I love using this for days on the beach with their charcoal grills. It has a “camping” type of flavor and I love it.
Date published: 2024-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mystique flavor Love the Smokey mesquite flavor this gives off. They are easy to get the grill going and has the best grill taste. These are a good value your going to get quite a bit of cooks out of this bag ids say 5 or more depending on how much you need. Great value
Date published: 2024-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luv it!!! Love how it makes the flavor of bbq so yummy and delicious!!! It don’t take long to light and it keeps it heat. Love that it don’t have a bad odor after using it!
Date published: 2024-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum Grill season! Time to shine. Love the flavor this gives and adds Super special flavors in your meats and grilled veggies. I love grilling season, so much fun and flavor variety
Date published: 2024-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor I have tried the charcoal for some smoked ribs gives it a great flavor. It burns nice you just have to wait until it changes color so it won’t be too hot and burn them.
Date published: 2024-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Briquettes Kingsford brand charcoal has always been my favorite for grilling. Now they have infused briquettes that add more flavor to foods. Mesquite adds a super Smokey but sweet addition. Burns long and even. Great!
Date published: 2024-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unique experience! I don't have a current picture as I used this a little while ago. The heat distribution was good. The burn time is excellent. I loved the flavour it added to our food and the smell . My husband and kids on the other hand found it over bearing. This is why I am giving it only 3 stars. It will definitely be a person to person basis on the smell and flavour. Overall though it's a good product.
Date published: 2024-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great smoke flavor to grilled food My husband usually uses the original, but went to the local grocery store to purchase and find this with wood chips right in the charcoal. The flavor of our grilled meat was nice and smoky. It was a tad expensive, but that could have been due to where we bought it!
Date published: 2024-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty This was really good. We went to the park and grilled and used the parks grill. You needed charcoal however. We bought a small bag of this from Walmart and it was really good. When it was burning it smelled good and we didn’t even out the food on the grill yet. Gave food a subtle flavor like it was in a smoker(which is probably not good for you however it happens with regular charcoal too)
Date published: 2024-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smoky flavor Good burn time sometimes charcoal heats up and then it's done. This charcoal you can cook chicken with it . The flavor is really good a smoky flavor.
Date published: 2024-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavor is everything I love the smell of a good fire. Especially when I’m cooking. I use this all summer long. And even winter. It has the perfect mesquite smell and makes the food have a great taste aswell. It’s not messing and it lights very easily. If I’m ever looking for charcoal this is the brand and flavor I go for.
Date published: 2024-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definition of Grilled If I grill any kind of meat it will always be with Kingsford. It’s a classic and I don’t care for nothing else. The price. Its value and the taste is the best that you can ask for.
Date published: 2024-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 👍🏽 This product is great. burns great, tastes great, lots of smoke and great heat distribution among the entire smoker I would recommend this product to anyone who smokes meats.
Date published: 2024-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Charcoal The flavor was delicious with our hamburgers and the charcoal lasted for a long time. Kingsford is always our choice for charcoal because the heat it produces and the small amount of ash that comes off of it.
Date published: 2024-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mesquite Kingsfords Mesquite smells amazing as it heats up and cooks, leaving that great mesquite taste to your food! Great Ash production, even and long lasting heat distribution and burn time. True to the Kingsford Brand name.
Date published: 2023-12-23
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