Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 54
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sands127 My Go To
I've tried the Kingsford Original, Hickory, Applewood, and Mesquite, and I've bought the Mesquite time and time again. The Mesquite imparts a nice, mellow smoke flavor to your grillin's, not too overpowering for those who don't like a lot of smoke (and can always throw wood chips on if you do). Performance is excellent. They light with one or two pieces of newspaper in a chimney and are ready in about 10-15 minutes, and burn very evenly for a long time. I've grilled whole chickens for a good hour, and when pulled the coals still seem to have a ways to go. I grill at least a couple times a week, and have been consistently satisfied with this product.
February 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KWHomeowner Adds a little extra flavor
I wasn't sure what the product was going to look like when I opened the bag, but basically it is normal looking charcoal briquettes with flecks of wood mixed in.
I grilled some chicken and pineapple using this product and it gave a subtle mesquite flavor, which was very nice.
Overall, this charcoal was just as easy to use as regular charcoal, but note that this is not match light, so you will still need lighter fluid or one of the chimney starters.
March 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sacherjj Good Quality Charcoal
I am testing these on a grill that lights via a propane burner, rather than lighter fluid. I have not been able to find a flavor in propane started versus air started with a chimney. However, I can often detect a lighter fluid flavor. It seems only fair to use a method of lighting that doesn't introduce any possible negative flavors into the food other than the charcoal.
I've tried both the Mesquite and the Hickory Kingsford charcoal. Both have a subtle flavor difference imparted on the food. I slightly prefer the flavor of the Hickory. However, I don't discount this in any rating, as some might like the Mesquite better. Both are quality charcoals that cook well when started well.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yazsgranny Exquisite Mesquite Charcoal Briquettes
I really love these compact, great, Mesquite briquettes. They give the steaks an unbelievable accented flavor. I am going to make sure that the steaks, brats, and burgers all get the benefit of the Mesquite for the holiday. I certainly would recommend this product to everyone that loves a good barbeque like we do. The briquettes light quickly and burn extremely efficiently. They really last a long time.
August 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tvs75 Smell & Flavor Is Great
Let's face it, we eat with our eyes and nose as much as we do our tastes. With this charcoal you get the smell and sights as much as you do the taste.
I cooked some beef of the grill and used the Mesquite Briquettes. While it did not burn as much as l would have like (only 30-ish minutes), I was able to complete cooking my meal without having to put more on. I used about 15-20 briquettes total.
The mesquite smell was awesome and it did work its way into the food, even if gently. I also liked that with mesquite (known as a dirty wood), in this charcoal form was super easy to work with and did not leave any nasty soot on your food.
August 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by momof2kidz Nice mesquite flavoring
These charcoal briquettes added a nice mesquite flavoring to our grilled food, without the hassle of having to pre-soak mesquite wood chips.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shasha369 Keep the kitchen cool by using Kingsford in the back yard
In Tucson we say it is starting to get warm when the outside temp's hit the 3 digit mark. This is when we really need our Bar-B-Q since to heat up the kitchen than pay extra in air conditioning costs is silly. But the Mesquite gives the meat a real Southwest flavor, that we enjoy year round. It is never to cold to cook out. In the winter months my neighbor cooks on Sunday for the whole week and than warms it up in the kitchen, but this is how our neighborhood gets to know each other cooking outside and talking over fences. And in the summer no one cooks in the kitchen.
March 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rfpnc1 Reliable Charcoal
Kingsford is a charcoal that I find to be reliable every time. No problem getting it lit, the coals burn evenly, and the results are good. I liked the mesquite briquettes because they smell wonderful and do impart some delicious flavor to whatever you are grilling.
April 1, 2015