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®

Original Charcoal

Since 1920, Kingsford® Original Charcoal has been the gold standard of grilling. Made in the USA* with 100% natural ingredients, including North American wood, Kingsford® Original gives BBQ lovers the smoky wood-fired flavor they crave. Our Original briquets are great for any grilling occasion. Whether you’re smoking a brisket, grilling up vegetables or firing up the grill at your next tailgate, Kingsford® Original delivers the best in authentic BBQ flavor. In fact, Kingsford® lights faster† than competitive brands, giving you the ultimate grilling experience — every time. Available in a variety of sizes, from 4-lb. to 2x20-lb. bags.

  • * With North American ingredients
  • † Compared to nationally available conventional charcoal in the U.S.A.


100% natural ingredients
Ready to cook on in 15 minutes
Long burn time*
*Compared to other charcoal brands.

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Our Reviews


4.7 /5
3462 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good coal This is our go to brand for grilling. Burn evenly. Bag last us many grill meals. We love grilling all Summer long. Kingsford is the brand to go to for charcoal.
Date published: 2022-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Original and faithful! The only charcoal my fiancé will use in our charcoal grill. Very loyal, this burns well and evenly!
Date published: 2022-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still does job Great product I bought these but I had to buy lighter fluid to use them properly. I still have some left I think they burn well with other ones that are match light.
Date published: 2022-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Affordable Charcoal for family bbqs When Kingsford Charcoal goes on sale, my family and I stock up to get ready for those summer barbecues that we know we will be having! They last a decent amount of time when burned so we don’t have to go through the entire bag all at once!
Date published: 2022-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Its been a while since Ive used charcoal but when I did I always choose Kingsford. The charcoal lasts a very long time and you dont need a whole lot. You cant beat a picnic grilling with Kingsford Charcoal.
Date published: 2022-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy This is by the one that seems to light very easily and also maintain the heat without burning through several coal lumps.
Date published: 2022-06-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay for low and slow Terrible for hot and fast. By the time the chimney is lit the charcoal at the bottom is already out. I only bought it because it was on sale and one cook in I already regret it. I'll use what I have, but I can't wait to go back to B&B.
Date published: 2022-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All time go to. Since I was little my dad has always used this brand of charcoal. So I obviously adapted to love it as much as he does and it’s my go to. I love grilling any time of the year and I love a good charcoal grill. This is a great choice!
Date published: 2022-06-23
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