Eco-friendly Baja BBQ Firepack

baja bbq firepack by Mike and Maaike for lazarri :: wood chipsI just read on Moco Loco about a new eco-friendly product. We used propane BBQ at home. But I crave for the real BBQ charcoal taste. Last year I almost gave in but after checking the negative effects on the environment, I decided against it.

But now I have a solution that will leave me with great taste and a clear conscience. Baja is an eco-friendly instant charcoal packaging developed by Mike and Maaike for design annex / Lazzari.

Baja renders your barbecue experience simple, clean and chemical free. It is simple to cook on the BBQ since Baja heats the natural lump charcoal to the right temperature without the aid of chemicals or lighter fluid. The coals are ready to cook within 15 to 20 minutes from lighting.

When you go at home or if you go at the friend house for a Bring your Own Food outdoor party, Baja is much better than regular charcoals for you and your neighbors.

What are the advantages of mesquite charcoal?

  1. Captures the delicious flavor of natural wood smoke
  2. Searing at high cooking temperature retains natural juices, aroma and succulence.
  3. Burns hotter and lasts longer
  4. 100% natural product

About Lazzari

Located in San Francisco, Lazzari is the largest, oldest and original producer and distributor of premium mesquite charcoal in the USA.

Add wood chips for additional flavors. Wood chips work well with charcoal or gas grills.

>>> Sourcing:
Learn more: Baja BBQ Firepack designed by Mike and Maaike
Learn more: 100% Natural Lazzari Mesquite Charcoal
Via: Baja BBQ Firepack [Moco Loco]

  • Nathalie Rivard
    May 29, 2008 at 21:19


    I bought a BBQ last summer, the One-touch Silver coal BBQ by Weber, their classic model, in blue. I do not use starters and I use Maple coals and wood chips for flavour. It works well.

    I find that food taste much better this way than on a gas BBQ, even if it requires a little more planning.

    I don’t regret my choice, even if a lot of people think I go to a lot of trouble to make a BBQ.

    Your option in this post seems like an interesting option too for people who already have a gas BBQ and want to be able to taste the charcoals unique smoky flavor once in a while. It seems also a good item to bring camping.

    Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

  • Michelle
    May 29, 2008 at 22:11

    Love the idea – love that it’s environmentally friendly.

    How about health issues? Any concerns using this product in that regard?

    Would love to know that I can use this product safely – both for myself and for the planet.

    Merci, Kim!

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    May 29, 2008 at 23:26

    Nathalie and Michelle: I already scheduled a follow-up post about portable BBQ units. Since your comments expanded my ideas, not one but two more posts are in the making for next week.

  • Sabina
    May 30, 2008 at 12:37

    This is too good to be true. Very cool and a great find.

    Have a great weekend Kim!!

    Still lovin’ this blog. 🙂

  • Chris R
    June 19, 2008 at 15:09

    I don’t know where to buy the baja bbq? Help