Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 60
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dcmikez burns well doesn't add much hickory flavor
These briquets light easily and burn well. They have little bits of hickory sawdust in them (see photo) to add the smoke. They work great for charcoal, but if you really want to add smokey flavor you should use wood chips and a smoker box. The instructions say to add fresh briquets right before grilling for extra hickory flavor, which I did not do, but I don't know that it would make a huge difference.
March 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by austinlightpollution Good smoking coals
I tried this Kingsford product where in other times used wood chunk and regular charcoal. But this bag i had pleasant experience and the smoke was aromatic that made my pork hamburgers come out good rich smoke flavor im sure to use this more and more on my grill
April 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dale Love the aroma and flavor
Wow what a difference, over using my regular charcoal briquettes. It gives the meat a whole new flavor, Tastes better that cooking on a gas grill or going out to eat.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AshesEra Just enough Hickory without being overpowering!
Each charcoal briquette has chips of hickory inside of them. These briquettes light up fast and burn for a long time so you don't have to use that many. We used them to cook lobster, chicken on a stick, steak, veggies..anything!
January 2, 2014
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. It is subtle and someone may have a difference preference. Both are much better than propane grill and worth the time to light.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo Best Charcoal on the market in my opinion.
Actually this is a no brainer. If you like barbeque like my family and I there is no better brand than this. I buy this all the time and love the performance and the taste. Actually as long as it is Kingsford I use the regular biscuit, mesquite biscuit, and hickory barbeque biscuits which I am reviewing at this time. I use regularly during grilling season which for me is almost year around the Kingsford wood chips to smoke additional fish and chicken pork etc. I have tried cheaper brands and there is no comparison. Some other brand biscuits take so long to get going and need so much fliud to light them you loose your appetite from the smell. I never have that problem with these Kingford biscuits. 15-20 minutes the coals are red hot and ready for cooking.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrucetheShark Bruce the Shark
Greenville, NC, Middle of March, high today of 78 and just finished cooking up three whole chickens for the family in the Big Green Egg. Threw in some hickory chips and kept the temp around 275 and the birds came out golden brown, juicy, with a hint of hickory throughout the birds. Just some advice to many new grillers, don't use lighter fluid when lighting, use a chimminy starter and add coals as you cook if necessary. Avoid gas grills if posible. Great start to the summer of 2011 from Greenville, NC. Kettle grills and hot coals are great for /steaming cooking oysters in the shell.
March 13, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doc766 A great way to add that sweet, hickory aroma
Kingsford Charcoal has been a favorite of mine for years and I couldn’t wait to try these ribbed charcoal briquettes with hickory chips embedded within. I started about 15 briquettes in a coal starting canister and got a rapid start with a MAP gas torch. The coals were ready in about 10 minutes and provided so much heat I had to spread them evenly across the bottom of my grill to prevent hot spots. The sweet, hickory aroma was very pleasing and lasted for over an hour until the coals subsided. I was able to grill my main course meats and vegies with enough heat left in the briquettes for wieners and sweet –potato steaks for the kids. I enjoyed the fact that I didn’t have to purchase and add hickory chips separately. I intend to stay with Kingsford Hickory Charcoal Briquettes for as long as I remain grill--master in my backyard.
December 6, 2014