If you like cooking outdoors on a grill but don’t like the chemical aftertaste in your food, you’ll be interested in the Afire Koko Coconut Charcoal from Williams-Sonoma. Afire makes this charcoal from renewable coconut shells (left overs from other coconut uses) with no added propellants or other chemicals, fillers, glues, or nitrates. The hole in the center of each briquette allows for airflow that promotes more consistent, even burning. The Koko charcoal burns hotter and cleaner than other charcoals, and they stay hotter longer and leave less ash than traditional charcoal, too. With this charcoal, you’ll get a smoky, grilled taste without the chemical taste. You can get a 4.5-pound box from Williams-Sonoma (online only) for $7.96 plus shipping, or Amazon has the same sized box for $19.99 and a 24 pound box for $58.93 and both are eligible for free shipment with orders over $25 or with a Prime account.
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