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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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184 Reviews
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our go to for all our grilling needs! So Kingsford is the only charcoal or wood chips I will use. The mesquite adds that hint of flavor to my food and is exactly what I'm looking for. One light and this charcoal lets me cook for the entire group lasting easily through the cookout. Kingsford charcoal always distributes the heat throughout the grill. This is our go to for all of our cookouts!
Date published: 2023-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A best buy for the money Burns very well and practicaly odeless. The perfect ash producer with an even heat distribution, I definitely enjoy the way it steam out once unlit.
Date published: 2023-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favorite Good concept but there are better ways to achieve the different smokey favors. Found the coals burn quickly and dont burn as hot normal standard charcoal. Also found sometimes the food had and overly smokey or no smoke flavor.
Date published: 2023-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavored charcoal We ran out of original coal and this was the only variety left on July 4! Needless to say we doubled this mesquite flavored charcoal. The ribs and burgers had an intense bbq smoked flavor to them. Everyone kept asking what I seasoned or the smoked the meat with? What a pleasant surprise! The burn time is average but the scent is extremely pleasant and it lingers even after the coal is out! This has got to be an underrated charcoal because I had never seen this variety until I was all out. I hope this stays in stock forever because we will be using this charcoal for all cook outs/bbq! Great job on this one Kingsford
Date published: 2023-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This kingsford charcoal with mesquite is what everyone needs to use when grilling out! It gives the meat a nice smokey taste. It doesn’t take very long to burn and can be bought at your local grocery store.
Date published: 2023-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious Meat In my house well grill most of our food. Kingsford Charcoal with Mesquite make for some delicious meat!! We make ribs, chicken, bbq and an amazing tenderloin with this mesquite charcoal. The smokey flavor stands out and gets everyone talking. Its easy to use and gives your food the flavor boost to stand out and show off, we love it!!
Date published: 2023-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect flavor for steaks When grilling steaks I like using Mesquite, they leave a different flavor which makes it delicious. Sometimes I mix charcoal and mesquite and omg the flavor is incredible.
Date published: 2023-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only kind I use I'm from the southwest so I used mesquite wood a lot growing up. I like that there's a product out there that allows me to still use mesquite here in the Midwest where I live. It works great in the chimney that I have and it imparts mesquite flavor to the chicken whenever I grill it.
Date published: 2023-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I liked this charcoal but it wasn’t my absolute favorite. My boyfriend really liked it though. It definitely helps give certain foods you cook on the grill a more enhanced Smokey flavor. It gives a more authentic bbq wood smoke taste to the veggies and meat you cook
Date published: 2023-06-18
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