Chilli Tiered Reviews

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Wolf Brand Chilli, With Beans
Cambells Chunky Chilli
Amy's Organic Black Bean Chilli
STAGG Laredo Chili With Beans

Wolf Brand Chilli, With Beans:

I found it! Pretty good, but somehow not as great as I thought it would be compared to the no-beans version. This was the spiciest chilli I have tried so far. It's still not alot, but certainly more noticeable than most chillis. Flavor is good and the beans do improve the chilli.

7.5/10

Cambells Chunky Chilli:

The flavor is decent but it does not really stand out and it is not very spicy. More chilli powder and cayenne would be nice. It is however savory and very filling with a decent texture. All in all, it's pretty worth it but misses out on a perfect score.

8/10

Amy's Organic Black Bean Chilli:

It's very savory, decently filling. It has a somewhat unique flavor compared to the other chillis. Like it's still chilli, but not quite the classic flavor you'd expect. It's not bad by any means though. The texture is fine. It has almost no spiciness however. It tastes good, which is better than I expected considering it is low-fat acording to the can, vegetarian and has almost half the calories of other chillis I've reviewed. It's surprisingly good and worth a try, vegetarian or no.

8/10

STAGG Laredo Chili With Beans:

The peppers add a noticable but mild twist to the flavor. The chili itself is not very spicy. It's filling and does not have the slimey thickened texture some others have. All in all pretty good.

8/10
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Campbell's Chunky Hot and Spicy With Beans
Wolfbrand Angus Chili with Beans
Chilli Man
Wendy's Canned Chili

Campbell's Chunky Hot and Spicy With Beans:

Actually spicey! Not unbearably so though, and the burns comes with actual pepper flavors in it, not just pure capsaicin. It's also decently filling. It has that forcibly thickened texture though, not a fan of that. Oddly enough, the non-spicey version was less obviously thickened. This one testes better, but the non-spicy is better in texture.

7/10

Wolfbrand Angus Chili with Beans:

Pretty similar to the normal Wolbrand chili with beans. Maybe slightly runnier and with more noticable meat, but otherwise the overall flavor, texture and spiciness are all very similar.

7/10

Chilli Man:

Tastes is good. It is not slimey but it does have an odd grainyness to it. It's not hard like sand, but it certainly has a soft grit quality to it. Almost like ground beef but only the finest grounds? It definently does not taste like a '2 time world winning' chili. I went further and the ICS supposedly has the 1973 and 1975 chili recipe this is 'based on'. While I can't tell if the actual spices are any different, there are certainly ingredients added and missing. Assuming the Chilli Mix has not changed and ignoring beans since I wanted the version with beans, we have 8 added ingredients and 2 removed compared to the original recipe. Like decent chili but misleading.

7/10

Wendy's Canned Chili:

Not bad. Good mix of flavors. Meat, peppers, tomatoes, multiple beans. Not slimey, but it does have a sweetness that I dislike. Not as pronounced as Stagg Classic, but definently there.

6.5/10
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Wolf Brand Chilli, No Beans
Hormel Angus and Beans Chilli
Hormel Chilli with Beans
Lidl Homestyle Chilli with Beans
Amy's Organic Chilli, Medium
Amy's Organic Chilli, Spicy
STAGG Classic Chili with Beans
Amy's Medium Chili with Vegetable
Armour Chili
Nalley Cheese Chili
Nalley Hot Chili

Wolf Brand Chilli, No Beans:

The flavor is good but a bit strong and edges on cloying after a while. This seems like it would be better used as a topping or mixed with stuff. Spiciness is not bad, not super strong but noticable. I would rate this higher depending on how you use it. This would be perfect as a topping on rice, salad, nachos or hotdogs. Maybe there is a version with beans. That would be worth a try if I can find it.

6/10

Hormel Angus and Beans Chilli:

Soupier than I like my chillis. The beef is in these bean-sized balls instead of nice grounds. It's like someone threw meatballs into the chilli. The spiciness is there, but not overwhelming. Some will prefer it hotter, but I find it fine. The sauce has the texture of something forcibly thickened though, like that slightly slimey texture. The same texture you may get in alot of cheap canned soups and stews. Overall, it's not terrible, but I would search out other chilli over this.

5/10

Hormel Chilli with Beans:

Tastes alright. It's very savory and filling. It has a bit of the artificial thickener thing going on though, with that sometimes slimey texture. The spices could be improved. The spiciness level is pretty mild but it is there. It's an ok chilli.

6/10

Lidl Homestyle Chilli with Beans:

Tastes alright. Savory, decently filling. Mild spiciness. It's got some of that artificial thickener going on. It's a generic chilli.

6/10

Amy's Organic Chilli, Medium:

Flavor is muted and sometimes seems to border on sweet. It's not the chunkiest chilli, but not the soupiest either. Despite being medium, there is practically no spiciness to it. I learned these next parts after reading the can. It has slightly less calories than most other chillis. The real surprising thing though, there is no meat in this chilli. Props there, I straight up thought it was beef grounds. Nope, tofu. If you want a healthier chilli though, just go with Amy's Black Bean Chilli. Same company, but a far better execution... wonder if they would consider throwing their faux beef grounds into their black bean chilli... Anywho, not the worst chilli, but kinda dissapointing.

6/10

Amy's Organic Chilli, Spicy:

Similiar to the non-spicy version. It's more definitively savory and spicy but it still doesn't have much going in the way of flavor. The mild version seems to have more flavor in general, but this version is more savory and spicy.

6/10

STAGG Classic Chili with Beans:

Pretty okay chili. Like, the beans and bean variety, meat texture, veggies and spices were all pretty good. Buuuuut... it's somehow vaguely sweet wich I am not liking. It's like they took an 8/10 chili and added a tablespoon of sugar to it.

5/10

Amy's Medium Chili with Vegetable:

On the one hand, this chili do have more veggies than most and it does not have a sweet tang like alot of products with veggies added. On the other though, the overall flavor needs work. It's savory, but there is a certain something I don't quite like. Maybe a burned garlic or something? I also have a feeling like another flavor is missing. Tabasco helps a bit there.

5/10

Armour Chili:

Thick, filling, mildly spicy and not slimey. It has an almost cheesy quality to it. It's decent but not quite what I want in a chili.

6/10

Nalley Cheese Chili:

Soupy, but at least it's not slimey. Cheese flavor is definently there. Feels like it's missing something though. It's a decent chili.

6/10

Nalley Hot Chili:

Not nearly as hot as the label implies. Im not too bummed by that though. Slightly slimey with that forcibly thickened texture. It could use a little something to make the flavor pop, but it's ok.

6/10
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Skyline Chili
365 by Wholefoods Organic Three Bean Chili
Nalley Chili
Plant Strong Creamy White Bean Chili
Nalley Turkey Chili

Skyline Chili:

The flavor itself is not bad and somewhat unique, but it's runny and there is very little substance to it. This is my first experience with a 'Cincinnati Chili'. It seems most people throw this on spaghetti or hotdogs. As a bowl of chili on it's own though, it's not great. I think I will try it again with beans, if I can find the version with beans for under 60$ that is...

3/10

365 by Wholefoods Organic Three Bean Chili:

Very much a soup. The picture on the box looks like chili, but in reality the liquid covers any and all beans and veggies and it's artificially thickened. This is a vegan chili and it does not taste weird or anything and has low calories. All good points there. While not bad, the flavor does not have much depth to it however. It comes off mostly as mildly spicy and savory.

4/10

Nalley Chili:

It has a slightly unpleasant flavor. Like maybe too much cumin, or something along those lines. The texture isn't bad though.

3/10

Plant Strong Creamy White Bean Chili:

Soupy but filling. It's largely flavorless with the only main flavor being a hint of garlic and onion. It visibly has multiple types of beans, peppers, potatoes, cauliflower and more, but none of it tastes like much of anything.

4/10

Nalley Turkey Chili:

The flavor is a bit bland. Slightly slimey but it has lots of beans and it is filling. It's got this gameyness to it though.

4/10
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Hormel Turkey Chilli, No Beans
Augason Farms Southwest Chili Mix

Hormel Turkey Chilli, No Beans:

The general flavor is similiar to other hormel chillis however without anything interesting. No peppers or veggies and it's pretty runny. Not spicy. Very meh to the point of being not great. It's not absolutely disgusting, but definitely dissapointing all around.

2/10

Augason Farms Southwest Chili Mix:

Pretty meh. Taste is muted and the most prominent flavor I get is onion. This is a dehydrated chili mix, and after 15 minutes of boiling, the beans are still pretty dry/hard. Not quite crunchy, but it crumbles when bitten and it's certainly not like a fresh soft cooked bean.

2/10