While Kingsford has been battling a cyber attack that hurt their inventory, it hasn’t stopped them from creating innovative new products. In their first new product since flavored charcoal, Kingsford has released two new briquet products focused on cooking method.
For high heat grilling and searing, they’ve released High Heat Briquets. On the opposite end for those barbecuing, they’ve released Low and Slow Briquets.
High Heat Briquets
The High Heat Briquets advertise that they burn hotter than Kingsford Original charcoal, and are made from 100% natural ingredients. They’re sold in 12 lb bags, which Kingsford says is good for about 3 uses. The new briquets are sold in a variety of stores, but Home Depot has them for $10.79 per bag.
Low and Slow Briquets
For longer cooks, Kingsford has released Low and Slow Briquets. They are designed to last longer than Kingsford Original charcoal, and have a low ash design. They’re ideal for smokers and ceramic cookers.
Like the High Heat Briquets, these also are made from 100% natural ingredients. They come in 12 lb bags and retail for $10.98 per bag at Home Depot.
We haven’t seen a patent released yet about Kingsford’s new briquet products. While we continue to watch for it, their development process for their Flavored briquets might hold some clues for how they manipulate cook time.
With the Flavored charcoal they needed a lower temperature than their Original to effectively produce flavor and aroma. They accomplished this by adding higher quantities of limestone. Adjusting the limestone percentage in the briquets may also be how they are unlocked faster or slower cook times in these products.