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 Hickory

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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

Take your BBQ’s flavor up a notch with the savory smoky wood flavor of Kingsford® Charcoal with Hickory. Made in the USA with North American ingredients and real wood, Kingsford® Charcoal with Hickory delivers the authentic, smoky wood flavor BBQ lovers crave. It’s the perfect complement to your pork, poultry, beef or game. And, just like Kingsford® Original Charcoal, Kingsford® with Hickory lights faster and burns longer than competitive brands. 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.
Pairs well with this recipe

Grilled Buffalo Wings

Break out your favorite hot sauce and keep the blue cheese on deck for these mouthwatering chicken wings ready in just 30 minutes.

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How to grill chicken wings

Served as an appetizer, gameday treat or even the main course, chicken wings are always a welcome treat. And when prepared over charcoal, this American favorite takes on a new level of flavor. We’ll show you how — let’s get started!

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89 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The flavor is the bomb.I love the burn time they last for hours .It adds just the right amount of smoke.The quality is the best .The bag is really cute.They make your briskets taste so amazing .
Date published: 2024-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! This smells amazing and makes your meat taste great! Love the hickory. It burns good and doesn't put off too m6ch smoke! Always buy this if it's in stock!
Date published: 2024-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid product 10/10 I would say burn time is pretty fantastic in this product compared to others. Not too bad on the smoke production, but could be worse. Nicely distributes heat. This is always the brand that we reach for when camping or grilling out at home.
Date published: 2024-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful As usual, love the flavor with these pellets. Gives it a great Smokey flavor without actually potentially burning wood and eating splinters. Low smoke and great heat.
Date published: 2024-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it I tried the hickory flavor charcoal and it gave off plenty of smoke but the meat had no smoke flavor. I was highly disappointed
Date published: 2023-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kingsford hickory Today was my first time trying the hickory charcoal and I fell in love with it so from now hickory charcoal will be my brand of charcoal
Date published: 2023-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BBQ time I always use Kingsford charcoal when I BBQ. The hickory bag goes really well when we are in the mood for smoke flavor. It saves the headache of constantly adding wood every 30 minutes. 
Date published: 2022-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband and I My husband and I love this product for our BBQ. We really enjoy the hickory smell and flavor of the smoke. Being around said smoke is part of the BBQ experience, so having a good charcoal is important to us. This is our go-to coal.
Date published: 2021-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product gives a This product gives a fantastic flavor. We will not use anything other than kingsford. Easy to start up the grill
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 2nd favorite charcoal My 2nd favorite charcoal to cook with! Hickory is a close second to Pecan, however it’s just as good! Always makes a tasty meal for my family and it’s very affordable! I would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the perfect This is the perfect combination of hickory and smoke for any type of meat!@ i highly recommended this product
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This leaves meat with This leaves meat with a rich savory spicy smoke that is great with Beef! We use this mostly for those two meats! You don’t taste hickory but you do taste a the spicyness of the hickory in the smoke that isn’t there with other charcoals.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We only keep this We only keep this on hand, creates the best Smokey flavor and makes one heck of a burger!
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This made my burgers This made my burgers and steaks taste so good plus it smelled amazing while grilling.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased a grill I purchased a grill for a friend one year as a Christmas gift! In addition to the grill, I threw in a bag of these woodchips & charcoal. They make all the difference when frilling your favorite foods. I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2021-03-24
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