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 Charcoal Briquets and Flavor Boosters

Memphis BBQ

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.



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

Adventurous Eats


Take your taste buds outside their comfort zone with these unexpected twists on grilling favorites.


Our Reviews


4.6 /5
17 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adds a good flavor Being from the KCMO area, I was hesitant to try a Memphis BBQ flavored charcoal for my own grilling needs but I was pleasantly surprised by both the smell, delightful, and the taste, subtle but delicious, of the meat we grilled using these briquettes. The charcoal itself is easy to use (follow instructions on bag or use hoe you normally use charcoal briquettes). The smell alone made me hungry. We grilled chicken and burgers with these briquettes and there is definitely a taste difference. We only used a salt and pepper seasoning on the meat so we could test any added flavor given to our food by the briquettes. It's a nice flavor and our whole family enjoyed it (even the picky eaters).
Date published: 2023-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent for all grilling I use these in my grill as they are easy lighting, and burn at a nice pace, perfect for what I use my charcoal grill to cook. The flavor boosters do add more than just the regular briquets do I think.
Date published: 2023-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I have never tried the flavor ones before this and it was a nice surprise on the smell by itself. It smells so good and the flavor that soaked into the meat was very nice and smooth definitely recommend giving this a tey
Date published: 2023-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavor Fiesta! The new Kingsford Signature Flavors Charcoal Briquets are a fantastic addition to my outdoor grilling routine. I absolutely love a good smoky flavor to my meats and veggies! The Memphis BBQ flavor is the one I chose to try and it's amazing. Kingsford has long been a brand that I trust as it's high quality, easy to light, and gives my outdoor grill the flavor and heat needed for an amazing meal. I'd highly recommend trying the new flavor boosters the next time you pick up a fresh bag of charcoal. Well done, Kingsford!
Date published: 2023-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor and smell! I got the Kingsford Signature Flavors Charcoal Memphis BBQ for my husband to use when he cooks his Carne Asada. He prefers using our charcoal grill to give the meat more flavor so I thought this would be a great product to try. It was very easy to light and was ready to cook within 15 minutes or so. The smell from the briquettes heating up was very pleasing and not just the normal smoke smell. After the carne asada was done the meat had a nice added flavor that was quite nice. The Memphis BBQ adds a garlic, paprika, and rosemary flavor which is perfect for mexican dishes. We will continue to buy this and look forward to trying over flavors as well. Will definitely be recommending to family and friends!
Date published: 2023-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome I got this a few weeks ago because we ran out of our usual brand and we wanted to try something different. We are BIG grill eaters and this made our steaks SO flavorful and delicious. It definitely brought the flavor out. It was very easy to use and not at all messy! I would definitely be getting this from now on.
Date published: 2023-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavorful I absolutely noticed the extra barbecue flavor on theses when comparing them to non-flavored briquettes I've been grilling with Kingsford briquettes for years and I like these just as much as the regular ones I suppose if you were in the situation where you thought you might need extra barbecue flavor these would certainly suffice
Date published: 2023-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved i got this to use for my daughters birthday party. loved the smokey taste and smell that it left on the food. bag was more than enough. definitely got more value for my buck. seared our food perfectly
Date published: 2023-01-18
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