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Kingsford 30520 Competition Briquets, 11.1-Pound Bag

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #2 in Briquettes


Pros: Top quality, great price

Cons: Expensive when not on sale.

I bought a couple of bags, on sale, for about $3.99 a bag, for use on the 4th of July.  Unfortunately, as I bought it to take over to my brother's house, as part of my contribution to the effort, it didn't get used, so I don't know how this stuff cooks.  My brother, unexpectedly, had other plans, and got up early to get the barbecue done before I even got over there.  However, since I know it's a good product, and Labor Day is only a few weeks off, I know it will keep in the trunk of my car until we do use it.  I had some regular Kingsford charcoal in my trunk for about a year before we got around to using it, on Memorial Day, and the barbecue was awesome as usual, so I have no worries about this keeping until it gets used.  The regular price for this charcoal, where I bought it, is about $7.99 a bag; so I can't wait for it to go on sale again.  thumb1%20copy.gif  


Pros: Burns Hot

Cons: Expensive, Coals Start "Shrinking" Before I Dump Them Out Of Chimney

Kingsford's changed the name of this from Competition to Professional. These have been my go-to charcoal briquettes for a few years since, as the title states, Costco sells this in a 2-pack. If you wait for the sale, you're now buying outstanding charcoal at a great price. They burn really hot, but I notices that the briquettes are noticeably smaller if I wait a bit too long before dumping them out of the chimney starter. They also don't stay hot enough long enough to get very far when cooking low and slow. But recently I cooked steaks a couple of nights in a row. After I pulled the steaks there was plenty of heat left to cook asparagus spears for one dinner and then corn on the cob on the 2nd night.


I used to buy original Kingsford charcoal in the blue and white bag. After each winter I'd open the bag and see the briquettes covered in green mold. This year, after experiencing among the wettest and snowiest winters the Puget Sound area has ever had, I looked in my the Kingsford charcoal caddy that houses the charcoal leftover from last year. They all like look like I just poured them out of a fresh bag. I'll continue to buy the Professional charcoal when Costco has them on sale. Otherwise, I buy Stubb's Charcoal. 


Pros: Excellent, consistent, totally usuable contents. No strange odors, quick lighting

Cons: none

I had been using lump charcoal, but I got tired of the small broken unusable pieces in every bag. Not to even mention the occasional rock that I PAID for in the weight of the bag!!!


These competition briquettes give me a very hot, consistent burn with ash amounts very similar to Royal Oak lump. No wasted small particles in the bag. EVERYTHING I paid for can be used in my grill!


Pros: Burns very hot, very low ash for a briquette

Cons: Expensive, not a good value, other charcoals are comparable in performance and better in price.

I liked the heat and the clean burn, but the price is a deal breaker for me at $10 for an 11 pound bag at most venues.


Pros: Burns Hot, Low Ash, Great Flavor

I started using this stuff 2 years ago.  I won't use anything else now! It makes everything taste better, grilled or smoked!

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Kingsford 30520 Competition Briquets, 11.1-Pound Bag

Kingsford 30520 Competition Briquets bring the tastes and the experience of barbecue competition to your own backyard. This charcoal combines the performance needed for competition level results with the convenience needed for backyard barbecue. You get the best of both worlds-the high heat associated with lump charcoal plus the unique briquet shape that provides the consistent burn you need for perfect results every time. The higher heat provided by Kingsford Competition Briquets delivers the wattage you need for extreme flexibility in grilling methods. by controlling the airflow in your grill, you can dial the temperature up or down for every occasion-from a quick grill, to expert-level searing or even slow-cooking. To get the most authentic experience and flavor, Kingsford Competition Briquets are made with 100-Percent all-natural ingredients. These all natural ingredients make the coals burn hotter and provide the best taste for grilling. They also result in less ash at the end of your competition quality burn. Safety information: Never use gasoline to light Kingsford Competition Briquets. Do not add lighter fluid directly to burning or hot briquets. Make sure ashes are cold before discarding. Never barbecue indoors. Grill should be placed on a flat and level surface away from flammable items, overhangs and trees. Store briquets in a cool, dry place. California Proposition 65 Warning: Combustion (burning) of this product, like other cooking methods, produces carbon monoxide and other substances known by the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm. 11.1-pound bag.

BindingLawn & Patio
FeatureBrings the taste and the experience of barbecue competition to your own backyard Combines the performance needed for competition level results with the convenience needed for backyard barbecue High heat associated with lump charcoal plus the unique briquet shape provides the consistent burn you need for perfect results every time Made with 100-Percent all-natural ingredients 11.1-pound bag
LabelKingsford/Matchlite - G Supply- L&G
ManufacturerKingsford/Matchlite - G Supply- L&G
PublisherKingsford/Matchlite - G Supply- L&G
StudioKingsford/Matchlite - G Supply- L&G
TitleKingsford 30520 Competition Briquets, 11.1-Pound Bag
ProductGroupLawn & Patio
Package Height5 inches
Package Length21.4 inches
Package Weight11.4 pounds
Package Width10.6 inches
UPCList - UPCListElement044600305202
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement30520CLO
Item Height7.5 inches
Item Length12 inches
Item Weight11.1 pounds
Item Width4 inches
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