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® 100% Natural Hardwood Blend Pellets

Southwest Blend, Mesquite, Cherry and Oak, 20 lb

Take your taste buds to the Southwest with mesquite, cherry and oak. Grilling with Kingsford® 100% Natural Hardwood Blend Pellets brings you authentic wood-smoked flavor from all natural American hardwood. These Kingsford® 100% Natural Hardwood Blend Pellets deliver excellent performance in all pellet grills, including Pit Boss® and Traeger®. Made in the USA, our Kingsford® 100% Natural Hardwood Blend Pellets for grilling contain no artificial flavors, fillers, binders, dyes, chemical additives or oils. Just pure hardwood for pure flavor. Southwest Blend brings you the bold, sweet and smoky flavors of mesquite, cherry and oak that pair well with beef, chicken, ribs, pork, lamb, turkey and vegetables. Kingsford® grilling pellets come in a conveniently sized 20-pound bag. One pound of grilling pellets lasts approximately one hour at low heat and about 30 minutes at high heat depending on the grill manufacturer and outdoor conditions. Trust Kingsford for real wood flavor made easy.


Made in the USA
Pure Flavor Hardwoods
Great for Any Pellet Grill

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Our Reviews


4.5 /5
41 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new favorite!! Didn't have what I looking for and decided to give these a try. Prefect flavor, the smoke was not overwhelming, brisket came out great! Can't wait to try these on other meats!
Date published: 2022-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding flavor Beats out several other brands for flavor-- great for smoking, burgers, pork, lamb-- ypu name it. Can't go wrong with this. Looking forward to trying "classic" next. Used with my traeger----love this!
Date published: 2021-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Wood Pellets on market These are my absolute favorite wood pellets. It is my go to blend even before using a pellet smoker. I would use Kingsford 100% hardwood charcoal with mesquite chunks and cherry wood chips in my Weber smoker prior to my Pit Boss pellet smoker. Now, Kingsford hits an absolute homerun with the Signature blend of mesquite, cherry, and oak. Love it! Only downside is I just have a bit of a hard time finding it at retailers. Walmart is the only place I've found it around me.
Date published: 2021-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total Disappointment Bought these at Lowe’s as they did not have the pellets I normally use in my Traeger. I was grilling up chicken that night and thought I would give these a try. I was unable to get above 300 degrees and they barely had smoke. As I was dumping them out to toss in the normal brand of pellet but another flavor I noticed why these don’t get hot in the hopper. They are half the size and were crumbling in my hands. Very disappointed as I thought they would be great since they were coming from Kingsford.
Date published: 2021-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the original mesquite seasoned charcoal. tried this product, very disappointed. not the original mesquite seasoned charcoal.
Date published: 2021-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great smoke flavor I bought these to try them in my pellet grill. I was using another brand and wanted to try another flavor blend. The good, the smoke aroma that these pellets impart is a delight. I would say a great blend of woods. The bad, my grill struggled with temperatures above 350. Usually not able to maintain temp. I will use these in smoking, when grilling, some of my needs are 350 and 400 for that I will use other pellets where the compromise is the temp but less quality smoke.
Date published: 2021-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They suck First time I have tried atadded no taste at all.i will stick with Traeger pellets they are alot better
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplicity I used this to smoke our Turkey and it came out perfectly awesome
Date published: 2020-12-17
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