Contains only 100% organic American oak and hickory “ultra premium” hardwood. Easy to light and is usually ready to cook in about 10 minutes. Plus, it burns hotter and more efficiently, with more BTUs, than charcoal briquettes. Produces less ash so there is minimal waste and clean up delivering more value and performance in every bag. But, most importantly, food tastes better, without harsh chemicals or odors that can be released when cooking with briquettes or other similar products. Manufactured in the USA from premium, select hardwoods. Meets EPA environmental guidelines and is CE Certified in the European Union (EU). 10 lb.