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Kingsford® Signature Flavors Flavor Boosters

Cumin Chili

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Your grill has never seen flavor like this. Get bold, smoky flavor you can see, smell and taste with Kingsford® Flavor Boosters. The steady time release of cumin and chili flavors makes for an elevated taste to any grilling experience. Easy to add to any charcoal grill*, Kingsford® Flavor Boosters are ready in about 15 minutes to start grilling all your favorite foods. Light your grill as you normally would, add flavor boosters to lit coals and enjoy. Also available in 100% real spice pellets and blended charcoal briquets.

The 100% real spice flavor pairs well with chicken, beef, pork and ribs.

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Use Kingsford® Signature Flavors to give these tasty grilled cumin chili chicken wings a flavor boost.

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You’ll be the envy of your neighbors when they experience the delicious aroma coming from your backyard grill. Available in pellets, charcoal and boosters, our Signature Flavors infuse your cookout with rich, full-bodied flavor.

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57 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! These really add flavor! First, I was very impressed how much taste this added to my steaks! I've used on pork chops, chicken, etc! Anything you can grill! The taste is really great! Very easy to use and a little goes a long way! I was wondering about the small bag, but realized you don't have to use much at all! I will be trying all these floors! Very highly recommended!
Date published: 2022-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent way to add another layer of flavor While this is no substitute for properly flavoring your meat before grilling, it does add an additional subtle layer of flavor to the cooking process. The little booster blocks were easy enough to use, I just placed them on the charcoal before adding the meat, and closed the lid for a while, which gave the chicken a nice smoky flavor above and beyond just grilling it by itself.
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I am officially obsessed with this product. It adds a lot of flavor to any grilled meat, but I especially adore it on ribs. It is very easy to use and it tastes absolutely amazing, it even smells great while cooking.
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum Waited for a perfect sunny day to do this. And it did not disappoint. Gave my bbq extra deliciousness. I made sure my bbq is just basicly seasoned. It yes, I tasted cumin. Will definitely get different types next time. Thank you!
Date published: 2022-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great taste The Kingsford flavor booster tastes amazing. It is extremely easy to use. All you have to do is add it to the Kingsford charcoal you already use. The taste of cumin chilli is not over powering it is just a hint bit makes burgers and steak a nice kick.
Date published: 2022-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! I was unsure how much flavor these flavor boosters would give but we were pleasantly surprised! These flavor boosters are very potent in the best way! Our bbq was taken to the next level. I am so happy with this product.
Date published: 2022-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Smoked Flavor These flavor boosters of Cumin and Mesquite are great to grill with giving it a great bold and smoked flavor.we grilled a beef brisket and it had the perfect flavor and we enjoyed it a is made of 100% real spices and wood flavor that gives your meat the perfect taste.
Date published: 2022-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flavor! My wife and I tried these briquettes to see how much of a difference they would make from the regular. I'm glad we tried them cause the extra flavor is a definite bonus, we tried these on some burgers and they were even better than before!
Date published: 2022-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adds a little flavor if you use charcoal I don't typically use charcoal, so it took me a while to finally give these a try. I mixed these in with my charcoal, and while it added a little flavor, it wasn't much and didn't really affect the flavor or taste of the food. I would stick to flavoring the food itself.
Date published: 2022-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smokey flavor Had to wait for a good weather day to use these. These left a smokey taste to the meat. We used it in chicken but unfortunately no one really cared for it. How to try some of the other flavors we are always looking for something different.
Date published: 2022-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charcoal boosters I have used this when i cook meat on my grill. It absolutely changes the smell and taste of the food. Gives a better flavor and it is easy to just put them in with the charcoal. They light up fast and easy to despose of.
Date published: 2022-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No flavor Would not recommend the cumin chili flavor booster. The flavor is not strong and ends up having no effect on the flavor of the food. The bag is small and it would be way easier just to season your food.
Date published: 2022-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious! I was really excited to try the Kingsford Signature Flavors Boosters (Cumin, Chili). My husband loves to cook outdoors and thought this would be perfect for cooking beef fajitas. To use, you add the product in with traditional charcoal, so this won't work with a gas grill. It added a great taste and a deep smoke flavor that I wasn't expecting, but wasn't overpowering. I am looking forward to trying some of the other flavors, or maybe this flavor on a different cut of meat like chicken breast or thighs.
Date published: 2022-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool! These are new to me im not too big on grilling but i made some fajitas the other day and this really brought out a whole new flavor and smelled really good. Definitely would try again or a different flavor.
Date published: 2022-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diffferent I got these because I thought it would be like normal coals and would give you that smoked taste. Well you put these coals in right before the food is finished. And it made my steak taste good. Like as if I had put season spice on the steak. It wasn't too much it had just the right amount of flavor. I am surprised how it worked and how good it tasted.
Date published: 2022-03-08
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