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Kingsford® Signature Flavors Briquets

Basil Sage Thyme

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Get big, bold flavor, just the way you like it. Made with oak wood, this grilling charcoal comes pre-mixed with flavor boosters that steadily release basil, sage and thyme flavor you can see, smell and taste. Easy to add to any charcoal grill, they're ready in about 15 minutes thanks to the Sure Fire Grooves® with edges for quick, easy lighting.

The 100% real spice flavor pairs well with chicken, turkey, fish, lamb, pork, shellfish and vegetables.

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60 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love them! Our family spends a lot of time outdoors soaking up the beautiful Florida sunshine and enjoying our gorgeous white sand beaches here on the Gulf of Mexico. Along with all of our favorite fun in the Sun activities we often finish the day out by throwing some food on the grill. We recently got the opportunity to try these new Kingsford signature flavor briquettes with basil, sage and thyme and we absolutely love these briquets. They smell fabulous while they are burning and they impart just the right amount of the flavors from the herbs that are used. We used these while griling some T-bone steaks and those were the best tasting T-bones that I have ever had. I recommend them to anyone who is interested in elevating their grilling game. They have earned a permanent position in our grilling gear.
Date published: 2022-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty cool idea This was definitely something new, thought I'd give it a shot. As charcoal they work fine, just as functional as normal Kingston charcoal. Not sure how much effect the flavor actually has though. You can definitely smell it a bit, but doesn't translate a lot to the food..
Date published: 2022-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a strong enough flavor I really wanted to like the Kingsford Signature Flavor Briquets in Basil Sage Thyme but the flavor just wasn't strong enough for me. I could smell the scent of Basil, Sage and Thyme while they were burning but it didn't translate to the food very well. We also had a hard time getting them to stay lit. We kept adding lighter fluid to them to make them burn. Next time I'll stick with unflavored.
Date published: 2022-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Buy wisely We tried a small bag of the Basil, Sage and Thyme. We added some to charcoal when grilling and was very pleased. Excellent flavor. I say buy wisely because we gladly purchased an 8 lb. bag. There were 9....yes, only 9....of the Basil, Sage and Thyme flavored charcoals in the bag. The remaining was just basic Kingsford charcoal. So if buying be sure to buy a bag of just the flavored charcoal and not the mixture as I would figure that what we got was standard, normal mixture. Hopefully we will be able to find bags of just the flavored charcoals in the future. So just a 3 star review due to our disappointment with the 8 lb. bag.
Date published: 2022-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Has a good flavor! I tried Kingsford® Signature Flavors Briquets — Basil Sage Thyme to help season up my BBQ! Usually when BBQing the food can taste like nothing but lighter fluid and thats just nasty. So why not try flavored infused charcoal, anything beats lighter fluid flavor! I have to say this product was surprisingly good! It really had a good punch of the 3 seasonings, it definitely did NOT taste like lighter fluid, at all! And that's a huge win for me and my family! I definitely will be buying more this summer and trying all the flavors!
Date published: 2022-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! My husband grills frequently and he loves it! My picky sons even said that it was the best chicken that he’s ever grilled! I hope that Kingsford keeps making this Signature flavor because it really is awesome and we can’t wait to try it with other meats and seafood!
Date published: 2022-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smells great! Smells amazing and makes my steaks taste amazing. I was a bit skeptical at first of these leaving any flavor in my grilled food. Boy was I amazed at the amount of flavor these leave. Would recommend if you love to grill out.
Date published: 2022-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor! We tried the basil sage thyme Kingsford signature briquettes this lady weekend for our first grilling if the season and wow! What a change. These dd d a lovely flavor to the steak, chicken and veggies we made. Easy to use and gives your food a great new dimension!
Date published: 2022-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kingsford - Kingsford® Signature Flavors Briquets I received the package of Kingsford - Kingsford® Signature Flavors Briquets — Basil Sage Thyme, and our family was very happy and excited by the flavors imparted during cooking. The three main flavors of Basil, Sage, and Thyme are noticeable but overwhelming. It was a nice change to not have to manually Season food, but to have the flavors cooked in, so easily, by using the innovation of flavored briquets. We look forward to trying other Kingsford products this spring and summer!!
Date published: 2022-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum Okay I thought this was going to have a overwhelming smell but it doesn’t the flavor it brings to the food is honestly shocking . I enjoyed using these and can’t wait to get more .I grill a lot so this was perfect.
Date published: 2022-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smelled great burning This product smells good while burning but didn't notice a huge difference in flavor from original briquets. Seemed to break up in small pieces more with the aditional pieces of herbs added in to them. I would use it again.
Date published: 2022-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So so good! Couldn’t wait for it to warm up a tad to try this out. We really really enjoyed the smokiness and subtly herb flavor that this particular charcoal added to our chicken and pork chops so far. You use it like any other charcoal it’s just that little boost of aromatics that adds a lovely flavor. Kicks it up a notch.
Date published: 2022-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adds extraordinary flavor to foods! I've been waiting for something like this to come along and I have to say, I'm super impressed at the difference you can taste in your grilled food. I do alot of brining in which I use these particular spices; basil, sage, and thyme, and after grilling chicken breast using this charcoal, it tasted like I had brined the chicken. It was a huge hit! The 8 pound bag in terms of cost is relatively average. Now that I've tried and enjoyed using this charcoal, I'd much rather buy it than the standard. The briquettes are the standard size and one side is just your typical charcoal look and the other side has your spices on them and are brown. You do have to use lighter fluid to start but I used very little so as to not have a heavy chemical taste or smell. Speaking of smell, once you light the charcoal, it smells amazing! There are also a few more flavor options. No matter if you season or marinade your food before grilling, the added flavor is just divine.
Date published: 2022-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Subtle extra flavor! I wasn't sure about these at first, I didn't think they would actually work. I was suprised at the extra flavor they added to our burgers and chicken. I don't really care for the basic charcoal flavor but these really spiced it up. The basil flavors are subtle but there. We add a little extra seasoning while cooking and everything turns out amazing! They burn well and are simple to use, no extra steps. We do keep the lid close longer to let the smoke flavor infuse more. I'm definitely going to buy and try other flavors!
Date published: 2022-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor This charcoal causes grilled food to be full of flavor. I made hamburgers on the grill which did pair nicely with the basil, sage and thyme flavor. It also made grilling that much enjoyable because of the aroma. Surprisingly, the hamburgers did not take long to make, under 20 minutes. I would like to try this charcoal with salmon and some grilled vegetables. I just wish this charcoal came in a bigger bag.
Date published: 2022-03-08
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