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Huge Rock - Simple Truth by Kroger Lump Charcoal

I work for Kroger and because of this, I have used this store brand of charcoal many times now. It's usually very consistent with maybe a few rocks (like I've seen in many other brands also). Today, I was shaking out some charcoal into the Egg and I couldn't get past what felt like a huge piece. I sat the bag down and looked inside and saw the biggest rock I've ever seen. The quality control on this batch must be nonexistent. Has anyone else seen a rock this large in their bag? 


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  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 639
    Wow. That is quite the rock. 
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  • Meeeshigan22Meeeshigan22 Posts: 300
    Found a nearly whole brick in a bag of KJ lump once. It happens.
    Highland, MI

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 10,958
    Would've been interesting if you had weighed the bag (was it really 20 lbs, or whatever) and how much the rock weighed.
    And, no, I don't pre-weigh my unopened lump bags, either.   ;)
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  • WolfemanWolfeman Posts: 18
    edited June 2020
    I just weighed the rock on my food scale and it weighs 1870g. So, just over 4lbs!
  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 639
    Maybe they need to change the claim on the bag to “80% Natural Hardwood”? 😉
    New Orleans LA
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,395
    They don't call it Rockwood for nothing....


    JK. Never seen one that big before. I have found insulation and metal strapping before in Royal Oak and because of that I never use anything but Rockwood. 
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    Morton, IL

  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,011
    So you got stoned?
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,343
    Looks a chunk of a kiln, not a rock.  It happens.
  • FarmerTomFarmerTom Posts: 684
    Looks a chunk of a kiln, not a rock.  It happens.
    You’ve got to appreciate a seller coming to the defense of a competing brand.  One of several reasons I use only Rockwood. 

    Tommy 

    Middle of Nowhere, Northern Kentucky
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  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,547
    I was told a few years that Simple Truth is a private label brand packaged by RO.
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,343
    FarmerTom said:
    Looks a chunk of a kiln, not a rock.  It happens.
    You’ve got to appreciate a seller coming to the defense of a competing brand.  One of several reasons I use only Rockwood. 
    We've had pieces bigger than that show up in our bags, but our bags are filled by weight and volume.  So when the scale shuts off and 20.4#, and it looks low, they'll just sweep another handful in.  I've grabbed bags in the warehouse and felt they were too heavy--like 24-25#--took them home with me and yeah, big rock......but there was still 20# of charcoal in there.
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,752
    Wolfeman said:
    I just weighed the rock on my food scale and it weighs 1870g. So, just over 4lbs!
    You win!  My largest weighed in at 1 pound 3 ounces.
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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,503
    looks like you have 1st place in the largest moon rock so far this year.
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  • lentsboy007lentsboy007 Posts: 379
    Found a lump of what look like coal slightly thicker and not as long as that one .  In Royal Oak 

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