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
3454 Reviews
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best This is the only brand of charcoal I will use. They last a long time and they are ready to grill on fairly quickly. Compared to other brands Kingsford is the best!
Date published: 2022-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Grilling!!! The best charcoal for grilling burgers, hotdogs, chicken etc. I think this brand is affordable and is available almost everywhere. I definitely recommend!
Date published: 2022-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kingsford Charcoal We use this all of the time when grilling at our home. We have both a gas grill and a charcoal one. We prefer the charcoal grill with kingsford charcoal because we enjoy the flavor of the food when cooked on kings ford charcoal
Date published: 2022-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kingsport is King! Grilling is easy and enjoyable thanks to Kingsport! The charcoal briquettes are a good size and cook food well on the charcoal grill. The food comes out smoky and perfect thanks to Kingsport. The price is affordable and it lasts awhile too. I highly recommend this to others!
Date published: 2022-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charcoal Charcoal is the only brand I will buy and used for cooking out I don’t like other brand just this brand and how great it is
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Charcoal This is the best charcoal for BBQ’s. I always use this because it lights fast and stays lit. Food taste much better with Kingsford because it gives it the best flavor.
Date published: 2022-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best This is the only charcoal we use for bbq’s. And our family loves bbq’s. The fire burns really well without needing to reapply lighter fluid.
Date published: 2022-05-30
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