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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Match Light® Charcoal with Hickory

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  • 100% Natural Ingredients
  • Made in the USA with North American Ingredients
  • More Edges for Faster Lighting*

Kingsford® Match Light® Charcoal with Hickory combines the savory smoky wood flavor of hickory with the ease and convenience of Match Light® to amp up your BBQ’s flavor — instantly. The briquets are infused with just the right amount of lighter fluid, so they light fast and stay lit. Just fire up the briquets with a match, and be ready to cook in 10 minutes, no extra lighter fluid necessary. And, this charcoal is made with the same quality ingredients as Kingsford® Original. Match Light® with Hickory is the perfect way to infuse your food with the savory mouth-watering wood flavor that grillers crave. Made in the USA with North American ingredients. Available in a variety of sizes, from 4-lb. to 12-lb. bags.

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Memphis Barbecue Dry Ribs

All great Memphis BBQ ribs feature paprika and garlic, and this recipe is no different. With 8 additional seasonings and Kingsford® Signature Flavors, these dry ribs are full of flavor whether you’re cooking on a charcoal or pellet grill.

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How to Arrange Charcoal Before Grilling

Discover the best ways to grill and smoke using Kingsford® Charcoal Briquets. We’ll show you how much charcoal you should be using to achieve the right grilling temperature, and techniques to use for different types of food. It’s easy — just follow along.

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13 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best!!!!!! Its the best flavor and start fast. Just wish I could find more
Date published: 2021-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st time i bought match light and used it to season my brand new grille. worked like a charm. Tomorrow we will cook burgers for dinner and see how i do. I think i will sear them first and then move em over to a more spread out bricketts. Oh,..can anyone tell me if i can use this charcoal for the garden? re there any additives in my bricqets?
Date published: 2021-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fast and easy Super fast and easy to light for big meals for the family. They make food taste good and have a good variety!
Date published: 2021-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite charcoal to My favorite charcoal to use. I’m not that good with the lighter fluid so being able to just add a match and light my charcoal is so perfect for me.
Date published: 2021-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We love kings Ford We love kings Ford lights up quickly and easy to use. Adds the hickory flavor to meats. We will purchase again.
Date published: 2021-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my go This was my go to brand because if the easy it is to use when starting a grill. Which all know can be a pain some times. Worth it to purchase. You won’t regret buying it at all trust me.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works so well and Works so well and the food tastes delicious. Always had issues getting the fire started but this makes it easy!
Date published: 2021-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this when I’m Love this when I’m doing my ribs or chicken. The hint that it leave in your meat is amazing. Thanks
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my favorite This is my favorite brand to use. When we cook at family events, this is our go to. It doesn’t take long to light up and works for a long time. We love it!
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will not byrn We bought a bag of this today and no matter how hard we tried we could not get it to light. Had to dump it out go buy another bag of charcoal and start all over. Very dissatisfied with this purchase
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and taste This is the only charcoal I buy, best value, taste and long lasting
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome charcoal Excellent burn and flavor , definitely need to try
Date published: 2019-08-03
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