Carl Buddig and Kingsford ignite meat partnership

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The pre-cooked ribs and barbecue entrees will launch in December.
HOMEWOOD, Ill. – Kingsford charcoal, the inventor of the charcoal briquet, will now offer pre-cooked ribs and barbecue entrees. CBQ, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Homewood, Illinois-based Carl Buddig & Company, has reached a multiyear agreement to produce Kingsford’s branded meals. The new pre-cooked ribs and barbecue proteins will launch nationwide in December.

“Kingsford is a highly respected brand across categories with exceptional consumer awareness. This partnership is a natural fit for Buddig as we continue to grow our product line of fresh, great-tasting meats,” said Tom Buddig, executive vice president of Carl Buddig & Company. “We’re excited to expand our line of pre-cooked barbecued ribs and entrees under the Kingsford brand while continuing to drive synergies with their barbecue sauces, flavored charcoal and grilling products.”

Kingsford entered the food category this year with the launch of its Kingsford BBQ sauces and Dry Rub. The Kingsford Products Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oakland, California-based The Clorox Company. 

The new barbecue meals will feature hardwood, slow-smoked taste made with simple, real ingredients and without high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or preservatives.

The Kingsford launch in supermarkets, club stores, foodservice and military channels will be supported by Buddig’s national sales and distribution network.

“Consistent with our Kingsford food strategy to expand the brand through licensing, we are excited to partner with Carl Buddig to launch this new line of Kingsford smoked ribs and barbecue meats,” said Rory Wehrlie, associate director of alliances at The Clorox Company. “We look forward to building on Kingsford’s 90-plus years of grilling expertise to offer high-quality Kingsford branded barbecue foods that create significant value for the category and consumers.”

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By Sue Bloch 4/7/2018 6:08:14 PM
Trying to find your baby back ribs or pulled pork Kingsford products...haven't been able to find in my area....Joliet, IL, 30 miles south of Chicago. Any suggestions? Thanks.

By Annamarie Maximo 3/16/2018 7:07:24 PM
I recently purchased the BBQ pork and seasoned pork carnitas absolutely delicious! I am a cook by profession and was so impressed with the natural ingredients and the taste and the meats were so tender and the cost was reasonable. Would like to see more variety and possibly other meats and flavors. Keep up the great!

By Paula Hawley 3/8/2018 8:29:36 AM
I have a coupon for your BBQ entrees which expires March 11, 2018 and have looked everywhere for the product but have not found it. As Pauline Adelson asked on her 1/28/18 post, where do you find it?

By Lisa Polcyn 2/20/2018 11:51:28 AM
I just purchased the dry rub ribs. What a mistake. They were very dry and no taste. A waste of money. We also tried the ones with bbq sauce. Now these were very good. Moist and the sauce was very good. I wish i would have gotten 2 with sauce in stead of wasting my money on the dry rub ones.

By Steve A Denetz 2/19/2018 8:21:43 PM
Just tried the baby back because they were knew and said would take 15 minutes. Didn't expect much as they were under 10 dollars. Very pleasently surprised. We both very much enjoyed the ribs, great with Mac and cheese and Cole slaw. Anxious to try on the grill when weather allows. 4 and a half out of 5

By Pauline Adelson 1/28/2018 7:37:24 AM
This all sounds really good. What stores can these be found at? Thank you