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.

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Our Reviews

4.7 /5
46 Reviews
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Kingsford® Signature Flavors Charcoal Briquets and Flavor Boosters — Memphis BBQ is nice. These charcoal bricks not only smell wonderful but they take steak grilling to a whole new level by steadily releasing seasoned smoke to boost the flavor to the meat on the grill. Easy to set up with short waiting period and have a long burn time. I would highly recommend!
Date published: 2023-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the aroma I tried this charcoal really hoping I would like it, and I don’t I love it! It is really no different than regular charcoal on lighting and your coals being ready to cook. It gives the meat a really nice flavor. It isn’t strong just right.
Date published: 2023-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great charcoal I've used regular charcoal in the past but wanted to experiment with a flavor charcoal and let me tell you it's so good. You don't get a crazy amount of over-flavoring but you get just enough to add the perfect BBQ flavor.
Date published: 2023-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor My boyfriend and I love to smoke and grill with these briquettes. It gives the meat and vegetables a really nice flavor that you can't get with the regular charcoal. Kingsford has always been my preferred brand and they really have a great product!
Date published: 2023-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Grilling Product I grill frequently for my family and am always looking for ways to change up my cooking. These briquettes are really great. They light easily and stay lit for quite some time. I was able to cook steak and some potatoes and they still had some life in them. The smoky taste that was added to the food was awesome. I will definitely be getting these again.
Date published: 2023-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features New Kingsford Signature charcoal briquets with flavor boosters you can see, smell & taste. Kingsford® Charcoal with Hickory Delivers Authentic Smoky Wood Flavor BBQ Lovers Crave. Great for Prime-Rib. Great for Pork Shoulder. Clebrate BBQ.
Date published: 2023-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I wasn’t expecting this charcoal to actually enhance the flavor of our steaks & burgers. Boy was I wrong! There is a noticeable flavor difference vs. regular charcoal but it doesn’t overpower your taste buds.
Date published: 2023-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flavor Booster I love Kingsford to begin with but these flavor boosters made me love Kingsford even more. I made some chicken wings and legs with this and it was so good. The briquets are ready within minutes and burn for a very long time. It gave the chicken a great smoky bbq flavor. They cooked perfectly. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2023-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good charcoal I really like grilling with this charcoal.. I like that it burns even. It gives a good BBQ and smoke flavor. It flavors your food just right without and over whelming smoke taste. I really enjoyed the BBQ flavor it gave. I highly recommend this charcoal.
Date published: 2023-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome flavor! These flavor booster charcoal briquets by Kingsford are amazing. Garlic, paprika, rosemary, and hint of sweetness is just a perfect combination for any type of bbq. Briquets light greatly, and last a pretty long time keeping the heat on them nicely. Made some chicken and veggie shish kebabs, and they came out so delicious. Awesome product!
Date published: 2023-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Charcoal ever This is honestly the only charcoal I will ever use it lights amazing and it lasts unlike other ones you know you’re 15 minutes into cooking and it’s done for this charcoal last for a while and you don’t need a lot of t
Date published: 2023-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavorful!! As a barbecue enthusiast, I was eager to try the Memphis BBQ Kingsford® Signature Flavors Charcoal Briquets and Flavor Boosters. I must say that the quality and flavor of these briquets pleasantly surprised me. The charcoal burned evenly and efficiently, giving me consistent heat for my grilling needs. What really stood out to me was the flavor enhancer. The Memphis BBQ flavor went great with my grilled meat and vegetables. It gave the dish a tangy, smoky flavor that was simply delectable. I was blown away by how well the flavor infused into my food, giving me a true taste of Memphis BBQ right in my own backyard. I also liked how simple it was to use the briquets and flavor enhancers. They were quick to light and ready to use, making my grilling experience a breeze. Overall, I highly recommend the Memphis BBQ Kingsford® Signature Flavors Charcoal Briquets and Flavor Boosters to anyone who enjoys grilling. They have a great flavor and a consistent heat, making grilling a true pleasure.
Date published: 2023-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kingsford Memphis bbq I bought this a month ago to try was gonna wait until summer but why wait right and low and behold the flavor in smokes into my meat on the grill is absolutely amazing almost don't have words for it but let me tell you I have new charcoal I will always use forever
Date published: 2023-01-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great I just used the charcoal briquets to make dinner tonight. They added an amazing flavor to the steaks and ribs I cooked. The flavor of garlic, paprika and rosemary were easy to taste. I can't wait to use them again.
Date published: 2023-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let’s get grilling Kingsford is where it’s at when it comes to charcoal for the grill. The briquets burn long and hard. With a flavor booster of Memphis bbq, where’s the meat, I’m ready for a cookout. These will make any meat taste even better. Nothing like charcoal cooked dinner.
Date published: 2023-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to BBQ This is a great way to really amp up your bbq game! While it is always important to marinate the meat to capture great flavor, these briquets really add another dimension that's hard to capture through marinades alone.
Date published: 2023-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really like flavor but my kid doesnt I barbecue on a smaller barbecue grill multiple times a week that takes about 12 to 15 briquettes. I really like everything about this product and I myself enjoy the final flavor but my child definitely does not. He wouldn't even finish a burger if cooked over these. It is definitely more of an adult taste. I really like how there is regular briquettes and then flavor briquettes mixed in. They are in a great ratio as when I pull them out by hand I get two or three briquettes out of the 15. I feel that's the perfect amount to give good flavor. They burn great and are of excellent quality. I will try some other flavors and use these for some other items I cook for myself.
Date published: 2023-01-25
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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