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
3446 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best When we barbecue on the charcoal grill these are always what we purchase. They are reliable and good quality m. They are easy to light and burn evenly for the best bbq food!
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Lights quickly and stays lit. We use it in the smoker along w flavor wood chips. It’s the only brand we trust and will always buy this brand.
Date published: 2022-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best flavor ever! Nothing says summer like hot coals on the bbq grill. These are very reliable and don’t take a lot to light. Love grilling season!
Date published: 2022-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kingsford charcoal We always use Kingsford, it’s easy to light, easy to use. Food tastes good. No funky charcoal aftertaste. Price is fair and I’d recommend
Date published: 2022-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like this charcoal Works way better than cheap dollarstore charcoal. Easier to light & stays burning longer. Use when grilling food in my charcoal grill.
Date published: 2022-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Barbecue Must have This stuff is great and has been around forever. It’s probably the first thing you think of when you say barbecue. It’s the one I use and always have handy. When I smell the coals warming up you just can’t help but to know BBQ season has begun. The charcoals heat up perfectly and cook the food with a slight summer taste to it. You just know that spring has sprung when you smell Kingsford charcoals filling the air.
Date published: 2022-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible Been using Kingford for 30+ years last few are steady getting worse and worse. Low temps, partially pressed, cracking disaster. Probably bought the last 2 bags unless it improves back to the original like it says!
Date published: 2022-04-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Short burn time and temperature I don't know what you did, but this is much different now. As soon as I picked the bag up, I noticed it was significantly lighter than expected. Then I noticed that the coals burned half the time I typically get and also didn't get as hot. I smoke my meats, slow and low. I had a hard time getting to 250F with indirect heat and then I had to add more coals approximately every hour. Normally I can get to temp quickly and it will burn for 2hrs before I have to add more coals.
Date published: 2022-02-23
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