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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product The reviews that complain about the product not lighting, burning, whatever, are simple insane. I’ve been grilling and smoking with this stuff for a decade in my Weber kettle and Smoky Mountain Bullet smoker, including several overnight smokes. Lighting is a cinch with a chimney and the briquettes burn perfectly. Great product!
Date published: 2021-12-25
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