The Benefits of Charcoal Grills without the Hassle of Charcoal

It's that time of year when people everywhere are pulling out their charcoal grills and enjoying a weekend barbecue.The great debate rages on: charcoal or gas? Charcoal grills offer some significant advantages over gas or electric. They burn hotter, and you can add wood to your charcoal grill for a more flavorful taste. You can easily smoke food in a charcoal grill. Most grilling enthusiasts agree that charcoal grills provide a superior, smoky flavor over gas or electric grills. Also charcoal grills are typically much less expensive to purchase. On the downside, charcoal is messier than gas or electric. More significantly, charcoal has a significant environmental and social impact.


Millions of people worldwide still rely on charcoal for daily cooking needs. Charcoal is made from burning wood. Although many countries have tried to regulate the charcoal industry, the illegal charcoal trade has led to significant deforestation throughout Central Africa. Virunga National Park in the Congo is home to many of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas of the world. Virunga National Park has also become a prime location for the work of illegal charcoal makers, who have invaded the park and burned down the forests. This deforestation threatens the habitat of the mountain gorillas. Over 110 rangers stationed to protect the park have been murdered, along with numerous gorillas. The illegal charcoal trade is thought to bring a revenue of 30 million dollars per year.


This makes finding an alternative fuel of paramount importance. Fortunately, coconut shell charcoal is plentiful and renewable. Charcos™ coconut shell charcoal comes from the coconut shells of Cocos-Nucifera trees, which are very plentiful throughout Indonesia and are a sustainable alternative. When you use Charcos™ in your charcoal grill, you are going to experience consistent, long-lasting high heat throughout the surface of the briquettes which create very little or no smoke. Also, the coconut shell charcoal burns cleanly due to its very low content of volatile matter, creating very little soot and minimizing cleanup. Coconut shell charcoal is more economical than traditional charcoal because it burns for a long time and doesn't need to be replenished throughout the cooking process. Not only suitable for commercial and individual barbecues, Charcos™ can also be used perfectly for hibachi grills or grilling in small quantities because they don't require air flow or contact with other live embers to continue burning.


Check out for more information on this green fuel alternative coconut shell charcoal and to find out where you can buy it. There are many options available in Toronto, Canada, the USA, and other parts of North America.

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(for a limited time, while supplies last)

Charcos 22lb box - $15.99/box*
(regular $24)

Charcos 6.6lb box - $4.99/box*
(regular $7.5)

* Prices (in US$) are valid only with a minimum order of 10 boxes @ 22lb, or 15 boxes @ 6.6lb, shipping and tax (if applicable) is extra

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