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® Signature Flavors Briquets

Cumin Chili

Get big, bold flavor, just the way you like it. Made with mesquite wood, this grilling charcoal comes pre-mixed with flavor boosters that steadily release cumin and chili 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, beef, pork and ribs.

* See back of pack for instructions.



Ready to cook on in 15 minutes
Long burn time*
*Compared to other charcoal brands.

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Our Reviews


4.8 /5
61 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my ! So good I bought this at home depot Friday tried it today my neighbor text me ask me what I'm cooking with it was at the front door with a plate. I can taste it all the way thro my chicken¼'s. My son friend was here his mom is a cook he took so home. I have tried 2 of the 3 flavor Charcoal Next is the basil. I heard if you cook it with kings Ford's cherry wood charcoal. It will make your pork irresistible.
Date published: 2022-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The smell! These briquettes smell absolutely amazing! I never would have even imagined a product like this, but it is awesome! It left a great flavor to the food we were barbecuing, I would use again and again!!
Date published: 2022-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great concept We used these briquettes to slow cook a tritip and ho my goodness did they give a great Smokey flavor! They burn slower and hotter, creating an aromatic and flavorful smoke. Can’t wait to use them for other meats!
Date published: 2022-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it It had purchased a bag of the chili flavor. Open the bag up and out of the whole bags their was only 15 chili bricks. And they looked moldy. Didn't know it was mixed with original Kingsford .charcoal. Definitely will not buy again!!
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad I had the chance to sample the Kingsford Signature flavored charcoal briquettes cumin chili flavored. It had an amazing smell, burned well, and stayed hot. The flavor was very light not what I was expecting. I put chicken, pork chops, and hamburgers on the grill, just to have a variety. It didn’t add as much flavor as I was expecting, but it did have a light flavor.
Date published: 2022-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smells Great They really smelled great wlhile cooking some whole chickens and vegtables. They lit easy and burned nicely. It added smoke and chili flavor to the meat that the family loved. The amount of flavor that came from those briquets was suprising.
Date published: 2022-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice subtle added Flavor We cook outdoors a lot and we're always trying new things to improve our grilling. The Kingsford Signature Flavors Chili & Cumin really did add a nice little hint of flavor. What I was impressed with is that you can actually smell the cumin before cooking with them. And cumin is one of my favorite spices. It adds a little hint but isn't overpowering. A nice little touch.
Date published: 2022-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor Gives off a great flavor on your food. Decent size bag for the money. This works great with chicken and veggies on the grill. I was a little skeptical of these just because of the flavoring in the charcoals but they work so well
Date published: 2022-03-17
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