Pit Boss Apple Blend Hardwood Pellets produce a mild yet sweet taste that is optimal for pork, poultry, vegetables, and baking. They contain no artificial flavors, spray scents, glues, or chemicals. Sourced across North America, the raw wood makes for a superior finished product. Pit Boss hardwood pellets are made from 100% all-natural hardwood that is dried and ground into saw dust. The dust is then pressurized at extreme heat to create compact pellets that are coated and held together with the wood’s natural lignin. Hardwood Pellets are also known as the easiest fuel to use. They produce less than 1% of ash, so an entire 40 lb. bag of pellets will only turn into ½ cup of ash, which makes clean up a breeze. They also produce immense flavor without needing to think about babysitting the air to fuel ratio like with wood chips or chunks.