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

Take your BBQ’s flavor up a notch with the savory smoky wood flavor of Kingsford® Charcoal with Hickory. Made with 100% natural 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.

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

4.3 /5
85 Reviews
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
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