Unlike most of the charcoal on the market, Trader Joe's 100% All Natural Hardwood Briquettes is made with 100% hardwood that’s sustainably grown and harvested. Most conventional charcoal is loaded with nasty additives. Ours has only two ingredients: natural hardwood and cornstarch. It produces very little ash, and since the resulting ash is made up of calcium carbonate and potassium, you can use it as compost for your garden — we think that’s pretty cool. It also burns longer than most, and lends excellent flavor to your grilled goods.
Most special is our price of $7.99 for an 18 pound bag (which burns as long as 30 pounds of conventional charcoal). We've shopped around, and this is a better price than we’ve seen anywhere on Briquettes of similar quality. It's even less expensive than many of the conventional "brand" name products.