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
3472 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only one we use! This is the only charcoal that we have used for 10+ years! Anything other than the original gives me horrible heartburn, so I hope they never change it! We always keep a bag on hand no matter the season!
Date published: 2022-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the Job Done Nothing like some good ole Kingsford Original Charcoal to get your summer BBQ’s tight. They light easy and a little goes a long way. I definitely recommend them!!
Date published: 2022-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kingsford charcoal What I like about Kingsford charcoal is it lights easily & it always have my barbecue tasting delicious. My entire family likes it & uses it. Great product
Date published: 2022-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Brand Kingsford original Charcoal has always been and will always be my families number one brand when having a cook out. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2022-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charcoal OG My husband loves to grill and when charcoal is needed, this is his go to. Kingsford doesn't take forever to get going in the chimney (unlike some others). You can get flavored varities but we opt to add our own wood chunks as desired.
Date published: 2022-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use Kingsford Every Weekend My huband wrote this review “I use these every weekend. I barbecue a lot. Kingsford is the only one I use. It is the longest lasting brand. I would definitely recommend 10/10.”
Date published: 2022-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who Doesn't Like a Good Barbecue?!? One of my favorite family times is us just barbecuing in the backyard. I think grilling makes the food just taste better! And who doesn't like enjoying a good ol' smore?! Choosing the correct coals really does matter and these are my favs. They are easy to light and actually stay lit. They are long lasting and definitely are great assistance when making that perfect burger or hot dog. A great product at a great price and will continue to buy.
Date published: 2022-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Nothing fancy you don’t have to reinvent the wheel but i buy this weekly! It does the job easy to light flavor is great cannot complain! I would recommend!
Date published: 2022-08-16
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