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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Kingsford® Signature Flavors

Signature Flavors infuse your grilling experience with rich, full-bodied flavor and aroma that’s been known to cause some serious neighbor envy.

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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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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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Kingsford®

Match Light® Charcoal with Hickory

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. Available in a variety of sizes, from 4-lb. to 12-lb. bags.


100% natural ingredients
Made in the USA
More edges for faster lighting*
*Compared to other charcoal brands.

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Our Reviews


4.6 /5
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
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