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The Clorox Company, makers of Kingsford Charcoal Briquets, continues to tweak the formula and design of Kingsford Original Charcoal Briquets by introducing a new version of its “blue bag” briquettes for 2010.
Building upon the changes made in 2006, Kingsford has:
- Pressed deeper parallel Sure Fire Grooves, including a deeper “K”, into each briquette.
- Positioned the parallel Sure Fire Grooves diagonally across the briquette to make them longer.
- Increased the amount of wood char in the mix.
- Decreased the amount of coal in the mix.
The changes to the Sure Fire Grooves and the “K” imprint create more edges and more surface area, helping the briquettes to light faster. However, longer, deeper grooves result in a 7.5% decrease in the weight of each briquette. That’s where the change to the ingredients come in. More wood char and less coal results in a hotter burning briquette. The result, according to Kingsford, is a briquette that lights faster but burns as long and as hot as the 2006 formula.
Because the 2010 formula contains more wood char and less coal, these new briquettes should produce somewhat less ash than the 2006 formula.
- Kingsford makes several environmental claims in support of the new 2010 formula:
- Less ash going into local landfills.
- 11,000 metric tons per year reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
- 10% reduced use of non-renewable coal resources—57 fewer tons of coal used in briquette production each day.
- Lighter briquettes allows Kingsford to pack more bags of finished product into fewer trucks, resulting in fewer trucks on the road and 800,000 fewer miles driven each year.
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