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Apr 22, 2013 04:57 PM

Mesquite Charcoal chunks

Someone asked about this product. I found it at Mexi-Can Market (1232 College St) in Toronto. They told me there that it is also available at a couple of No Frills stores. $6.00 as I recall.

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  1. Ontario Gas BBQ is the place.

    1. seen it at walmart too

      1. Mesquite charcoal really isn't worth it. Mesquite wood chunks--not alot-- tossed onto regular charcoal works. What exactly are they selling???

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        1. re: Kagemusha

          It's charcoal, doesn't cost any more than Royal Oak, but it's organic. The whole neighbourhood had a beautiful aroma when a neighbour used it. Don't remember a brand name, but trust me, it's worth it.. I think it's a 6lb bag for 6 bucks.

          1. re: PANGUS22

            Mesquite isn't cultivated, so the "organic" bit is a bit much. If you want the real deal mesquite smoke effect, get the wood chunks sometime.

            1. re: Kagemusha

              The wood chunks, like the chips, I find a little over-powering in flavouring the food. That's why Bar-B-Q on Roncesvalles won't use it.

              1. re: PANGUS22

                It's to be used sparingly which places up here miss and then conclude it's unappetizing. I've tried several "mesquite" charcoals and wasn't impressed that there was a lot in them. Didn't smell--or taste--much like the stuff my family cooks with in AZ.

                1. re: PANGUS22

                  Overpowering indeed! If you had taken the steaks out of the fridge and placed them on the counter and then your house burned downed around them and you decided after the fire went out that the steaks looked cooked and you ate them then you would have a good idea what mesquite tastes like. ;-)

                  1. re: grampart

                    Don't intend to eat the charcoal.