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 Mesquite

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  • 100% Natural Ingredients
  • Made in the USA with North American Ingredients
  • Ready to Cook On In 10 Minutes
  • More Edges for Faster Lighting*

Kingsford® Match Light® Charcoal with Mesquite combines the bold, smoky flavor of high-quality mesquite with the ease and convenience of Match Light®. 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. Made in the USA with North American ingredients, this charcoal is also made with same quality ingredients as Kingsford® Original. Match Light® with Mesquite is the perfect way to infuse your food with the mouth-watering smoke that grillers crave. 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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52 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good These are really good when Girling steaks or Ackon. It does give a nice smoky mesquite flavor to it. I would say it has a shorter burn time than typical, but that’s to be expected with a specialty item.
Date published: 2024-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kingsford has some really good wood and charcoal options. They have great flavors to choose from and it really makes your barbecue get that extra flavor needed
Date published: 2023-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Best stuff to use. I have been using it for years. Lights quick and great in all the grills and smokers
Date published: 2021-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grew up using this Grew up using this charcoal my whole life…I cook with it and my husband cooks with it…it lights up the first time every time never have to fight it… if anybody ask what kind of charcoal use we tell them Kingsford….The Mesquite makes meat taste great!
Date published: 2021-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My husband is the My husband is the king of the grill here, and this is one of the brands he goes for. It burns hot and evenly, and it is easy to light.
Date published: 2021-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It’s a good product It’s a good product and lights up easily. Hasn’t even hit throughout the whole coal. What do you recommend it.
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This charcoal is so This charcoal is so easy to light and keeps the flame going and the coals hot ! I love the mesquite flavor it adds to the food .. you really can tell the difference !! I hate messing around with the grill trying to get it to light and stay lit forever but this is ready to go in 10 mins !
Date published: 2021-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will always buy I will always buy this stuff. My family has been buying this for years ! Quick and efficient . Gets the job done every time
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love using this one Love using this one because all it takes is a lot match to get the fire going. I tried a different kind from this brand and it didn’t match up to this.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The mesquite really shines The mesquite really shines through on these. Would recommend this brand over most for grilling.
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never fails to help Never fails to help with a great day outside. Provides consistent heat and a good flavor.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, smoky and delicious. Easy, smoky and delicious. Great to have the mesquite added to the match light charcoal!
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good mesquite flavor for Good mesquite flavor for burgers chicken steaks pork chops brisket and it’s easy just pour charcoal in and light just make sure you store somewhere dry or moisture sets in and isn’t as easy to light the next time you use it
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These make grilling way These make grilling way better! It’s much easier to fire the grill, and it’s safer as well
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband is the My husband is the grill king in our house and this is his favorite for a backyard cookout.
Date published: 2021-03-16
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