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The Kingsford logo
Product type Charcoal
Owner The Clorox Company
Country U.S.
Introduced 1920s
Website kingsford.com

Kingsford is a brand of charcoal used for grilling, along with related products. The brand is owned by The Clorox Company.

The Kingsford Company was formed by Henry Ford and E.G. Kingsford during the early 1920s. Charcoal was developed from Ford Motor Company's factory waste wood scrap. The Kingsford Company was formed when E.G. Kingsford, a relative of Ford's, brokered the site selection for Ford's new charcoal manufacturing plant. The company, originally called Ford Charcoal, was renamed in E.G.’s honor.

Kingsford Charcoal is made from charred softwoods, pine, spruce etc. then mixed with ground coal and other ingredients to make a charcoal briquette. As of August 2000, Kingsford Charcoal contains the following ingredients:[1]

Today, the Kingsford Products Company remains the leading manufacturer of charcoal in the US, enjoying 80 percent market share. More than 1 million tons of wood scraps are converted into charcoal briquets annually.[2]


In the early 1920s, Ford had a large plant in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; to be exact, Kingsford, a town named after Henry Ford's C cousin. Henry Ford was always looking for new ways to combine resources. One day as the Model T cars were coming off the assembly line, Ford noticed many wood scraps being discarded. He proposed that all wood scraps were to be sent to his chemical building to be made into charcoal. The Kingsford High School sports teams are named the Kingsford Flivvers, with their mascot a Ford Model T.


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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:52:30 -0700

According to the affidavit, King was carrying a backpack that contained red spray paint, Kingsford Charcoal lighter fluid and a clear plastic soda bottle with a tube sock placed over it. Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This ...
The Daily Advertiser
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:26:15 -0700

Meat is cooked on homemade barrel pits, over a flame fueled by Kingsford Charcoal bought at the grocery store. If the fire flares up, pitmaster Michael Miller simply sprinkles it with a little water from an old soda bottle. Miller's assortment of ...

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CBS Local
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 17:58:40 -0700

It's that time of year – tailgating season, and Chris Lilly, Corporate Pitmaster for Kingsford® Charcoal took a break from his duties to talk shop with Shaun Bijani and me. Chris also serves as Vice President of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur ...
US Trade Media (registration)
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Clorox reported sales of $5.6 billion for this fiscal as its consumer products and professional products such as Pine-Sol Cleaners, Hidden Valley as well as Kingsford charcoal, besides water-filtration gadgets such as the Brita and the Burt Bees range ...


Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:41:15 -0700

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:06:15 -0700

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Early Wednesday morning a 70-ton industrial charcoal dryer fell off a semi-truck blocking the westbound 126 off-ramp to 42nd Street. The dryer is still secured to its trailer, no one was injured in the crash. It is roughly 50 feet ...
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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:34:36 -0700

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Bruins Nation
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:03:45 -0700

... most cost-effective ways to enhance your tailgating experience. Speaking of cost-effective, if you opted for charcoal, now is the time to pick some up. Along with the folding table mentioned above, Home Depot will have 2-packs of Kingsford Charcoal ...

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