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Kingsford® Signature Flavors Charcoal Briquets and Flavor Boosters

Memphis BBQ

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Fire up the flavors of Memphis. Memphis BBQ enhances the rich character of Hickory smoke with sharp notes of paprika and garlic, adding to your food an indulgent finish of caramel aromatics with a hint of herbal notes. Made with a hickory wood blend, this grilling charcoal is easy to add to any charcoal grill and comes pre-mixed with flavor boosters that steadily release garlic, paprika, rosemary and a hint of sweetness.

The 100% real spice flavor pairs well with ribs, beef, chicken, pork, lamb and vegetables.

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47 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great! We loved this charcoal. We don't often use our charcoal grill but did too try this out. It was easy to light and burned well. I would recommend this charcoal to our family and friends. The food tasted great.
Date published: 2023-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for bbq! In my opinion, Kingsford Charcoal is the best for grilling, this variety is no exception. The Memphis BBQ signature flavor Briquets are great to enhance the flavor of your meat, you get the delicious smoky taste you can only get when grilling with charcoal, along with the sweet and tangy notes of the Memphis rub spices. Getting it started is a quick process, from the moment you light it up you get the garlic and paprika aroma. Burns evenly and it's long lasting. Use it as a way to infuse extra flavor (I still prepare my chicken with the spices I normally use and this product gives it an extra kick and boldness flavor) I'm happy with the quality and uniqueness of this product and can't wait to try the other flavors available. I recommend.
Date published: 2023-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bbq I got this so I could make some delicious bbq in the grilling season. I have not had a chance to try it since it has been snowing. I can not wait to try it on my meats. This sounds like something that will really make my food stand out.
Date published: 2023-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality, smells great, adds flavor In my opinion, Kingsford Charcoal is the best for grilling, this variety is no exception. The Memphis BBQ signature flavor Briquets are great to enhance the flavor of your meat, you get the delicious smoky taste you can only get when grilling with charcoal, along with the sweet and tangy notes of the Memphis rub spices. Getting it started is a quick process, from the moment you light it up you get the garlic and paprika aroma. Burns evenly and it's long lasting. Use it as a way to infuse extra flavor (I still prepare my chicken with the spices I normally use and this product gives it an extra kick and boldness flavor) I'm happy with the quality and uniqueness of this product and can't wait to try the other flavors available. I recommend.
Date published: 2023-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smoky steak Smells of a very smoky BBQ. Great imitation of BBQ. I cooked, beef steak, chorizo, longaniza, and chicken fajitas. I am curious to try out clams, oysters and fish next. I did give the hamburgers a pungeant sweet smelling taste.
Date published: 2023-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this flavored charcoal! I am loving these new flavor infused charcoals by Kingsford, but I think this Memphis Bbq is my favorite so far. We grilled chicken and pork over these flavored briquettes and the flat was incredible. Perfect combination with our sauces and meat.
Date published: 2023-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great flavor Kingsford has always been my go-to when using charcoal briquets and the new Memphis BBQ flavor does not disappoint. I made grilled chicken and it had a nice hickory bbq flavor. The briquets are easy to light and burn a long time.
Date published: 2023-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great flavor! I love charbroiled foods on a grill. The signature flavors charcoal just brought grilling to a whole new level. Provides a nice smokey flavor and last long with cooking. It was easy to easy to light and works well with using regular charcoal. The BBQ smokey flavor is great, I would definitely continue to use it and recommend it to others.
Date published: 2023-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavor at it's Fullest!! Just when I thought my food couldn't get any better tasting,Kingsford added some extra punch to my charcoal.I introduced Kingsford Memphis BBQ to my smoker and what a difference it made.The added flavor turned my ribs up a notch without added a million seasonings.Just add it to your grill/cooker of choice light it up and let the charcoal work it's magic.I let it burn for about 35 minutes,added my ribs,cooked for about 25 and perfection.The Kingsford Memphis BBQ Charcoal Briquets give you a long lasting burn at a fraction of the costs of many,and will not disappoint.
Date published: 2023-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great aroma! My husband and I grilled some ribs and chicken using the Kingsford Signature Flavors Charcoal Briquettes & Flavor Boosters in the Memphis BBQ flavor. We only used a little salt and pepper to season them so that we could test how much flavor they would actually get from the charcoal smoke. They were easy to get started and let off a very nice aroma. The aroma will truly have your mouth watering. I was hoping that our food would taste a little more like the charcoal smelled, but while it still had a really nice smokey flavor, it didn't capture all of what we were smelling. The hints of garlic that we smelled were missing from the flavor. Still, our food came out tasting great, especially the chicken. It's seems the chicken absorbed more of the smoke than our ribs did. Compared to plain briquettes, we did find that our food tasted better. I just wish it captured a little more of what the aroma was letting off. I would definitely like to try the other flavors Kingsford offers.
Date published: 2023-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great brand This lives up to the reputation of Kingsford Charcoal. Nice subtle taste with infusing herbs into the food while grilling. Good for camping. Would be nice to have a lighter fluid option. This bag will last for a while
Date published: 2023-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Flavorful!!! I have to admit that I was a skeptic at first because I didn't really think the briquettes would perform as well as they did but I am very happy with the outcome and so is my family!! I want to start by saying the packaging is very appealing. The blue color stands out on the shelves and the design and imagery is really nice as well. Very detailed!! We decided to grill up some pork chops and corn on the cob for our first run. Once the charcoal was lit, we slowly started to smell the "Memphis BBQ" coming through. I was pleasantly surprised because I thought I may be able to taste it on the food but definitely not smell it in the air like that. Once we threw the food on and grilled everything to our liking, it was time for the taste test. All I can say is "Wow!". The flavors and the aroma really shine through, without being overpowering. It's like we smoked the meat in an actual smoker but we didn't!! The pork chops were tender and simply delicious and the corn was taken to a whole new level with the flavor!! The whole family loved everything!! We literally had no leftovers!! Overall, I am sold!! I love the smell, the taste, the usability, and the fact that the scent and flavor comes through in the food perfectly. I'm already looking forward to throwing some ribs on the grill this weekend!!
Date published: 2023-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEW FLAVORED BRIQUETS Wow Kingsford's Signature Flavors Briquets Memphis Bbq are simply amazing. These briquets really enhance the flavor of steaks, ribs, pork loins etc. These will be the only briquets our family uses. Reasonable priced, in their signature bags. I highly recommend these briquets for all your grilling needs.
Date published: 2023-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the flavor!!!! The Memphis BBQ briquets from Kingsford are awesome. I have used them in my Masterbuilt smoker and my charcoal grill & both times I was pleased with the results. The wood and 100% real spices are blended together perfectly and deliver mouth-watering meats. My bone-in ribeyes and ribs are DELISH!!!! Will keep these around going forward. Highly recommended!!!!
Date published: 2023-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavor on point! I recently tried the Kingsford® Signature Flavors Charcoal Briquets and Flavor Boosters in the Memphis BBQ flavor and I was blown away by the delicious results. The briquets provided consistent heat for even cooking and the flavor boosters added the perfect blend of smoky, tangy, and sweet flavor to my barbecue. I especially appreciated how the flavor boosters didn't overpower the taste of the meat and instead, complimented it in the best way possible. My friends and family were impressed by the delicious taste of my barbecue and couldn't believe it was cooked on a charcoal grill. In addition, the Kingsford® Signature Flavors Charcoal Briquets and Flavor Boosters are easy to use and store, making them perfect for any grilling enthusiast. Overall, I highly recommend the Kingsford® Signature Flavors Charcoal Briquets and Flavor Boosters, especially the Memphis BBQ flavor, to anyone who wants to take their grilling to the next level. The taste was fantastic and I can't wait to try the other flavors.
Date published: 2023-02-11
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