Bush's Chili?

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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/10/19 15:57:11 (permalink)
The sundancer wanted to buy the Bush's Chili but all they had to offer in Knoxville was with Beans and the Sundancer hates beans in chili and they hate me. Mutual love.

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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/10/25 15:40:49 (permalink)
I finally found Bushs Chili without beans and in a glass jar. It was decent chili with a little kick, chunks of tomatos and peppers. I forget what the exact clost was but it was close to $3.00. OK to snack on and better than cheap chili but not super. On the Sundancers scale of 1 to 10, I rate this a solid 7.

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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/10/25 16:48:11 (permalink)
I tried Bush's Chili Chunky with Beans the other night and think it was pretty good. If I'm going to eat store bought chili though, I much prefer Chili Man. Kroger's routinely sells it for under a buck a can and it has a nice kick to it.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/11/12 11:30:45 (permalink)
OK. I finally broke down and bought some Bush's chili -- without beans. It tasted remarkably like Waffle House chili. I finally added some cumin, some ancho chili powder, black pepper and Tabasco with habaneros.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/11/12 19:48:03 (permalink)
Ok, y'all have me convinced to try it. I bought a jar 3 or 4 weeks ago just because of this thread. It looks awful, and I haven't summed up the courage to try it. In fact, I was thinking of adding it to my periodic contribution to the local food bank.

I guess I'll heat it up in a day or two, and I'll report back...
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/11/12 20:37:41 (permalink)
We bought a bunch of cans of Bush's Chili Beans NOT Chili with Beans....Chili Beans. They are quite good and mix well with the other stuff we add to make a variety of Chili-Style dishes.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/11/12 21:11:30 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

We bought a bunch of cans of Bush's Chili Beans NOT Chili with Beans....Chili Beans. They are quite good and mix well with the other stuff we add to make a variety of Chili-Style dishes.

They make GREAT beans. How could they NOT with the "Bush" name

And, mixed with the Bowen BBQ'd Boston Butt, it would have to be heavenly.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/11/16 05:09:38 (permalink)

I tried one of those little glass jars of Bush's Chili with Beans a few days ago (because of this thread). Picked it up at Food Lion, price $2.89. That's a high price for that small amount of chili, in my opinion. Tasted pretty good, but the beans are those big dark red kidney beans, which are ok, but I prefer pinto beans. And the overall consistency is a little thin for my liking. If the one they sell with no beans is as thin as this, then there wouldn't be much there at all (I guess you could thicken it with something). This Bush's product is better than some other store-bought ones that I've tried, but I still haven't found one as good as home made.

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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/11/16 20:58:32 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Bushie

Ok, y'all have me convinced to try it. I bought a jar 3 or 4 weeks ago just because of this thread. It looks awful, and I haven't summed up the courage to try it. In fact, I was thinking of adding it to my periodic contribution to the local food bank.

I guess I'll heat it up in a day or two, and I'll report back...

As promised, I opened the jar I bought and heated it up. I took a bite. Here is my review:

Ahem (clearing my throat getting ready to expound)

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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/11/18 12:26:10 (permalink)
My husband is totally hooked on the hot flavor. He eats it at least twice a week for lunch. Although the first time he ate it, he made the mistake of adding hot sauce. We quickly realized you don't have to add anything to this one.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2004/11/18 12:48:06 (permalink)
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Originally posted by BT

Long a user of Bush's baked beans, I have tried their refried beans and now prefer them to other brands (of course, I "doctor" them up a bit with a little bacon fat and cheese). My guess is their chili would be pretty good, but at the moment I'm loyal to Stagg's.

I just found Stagg's yesterday and bought a box of it -- shredded beef, no beans. I'd never heard of this brand before seeing the mention here.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/01/18 18:55:01 (permalink)
I tried a jar of Bush's Original Chili with beans after seeing a TV commercial. Tasted ok but the beans were way too hard. I have yet to find a jar or can of chili that equals my own recipe. Mine is tasty, meaty and most of the beans have a slight crack in them when chili is done. Yum! Bush's chili is ok in a pinch. 2 stars!!!!!!
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/01/18 19:12:28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by hermitt4d

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Originally posted by rmcielwain


Rats! " /> The only Wolf chili we have right now is for the
microwave, and that 8-oz. tub costs $1.32

I keep a couple of those in my locker at work for those nights when I'm running real late coming in and just can't face a fast food burger or what not. Zap it in the microwave, get a bag of Fritos out of the vending machine and it's a Frito pie . Now if I can only figure out how to always have some cheese and chopped onions in my locker too .


Hey hermitt, how about using those little packages of scoopable cheese with crackers and a bottle of dehydrated onions?
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/01/28 16:19:23 (permalink)
I tried the Bush Chili and it was horrible. It had a sweet taste to it and I really am not a fan for sweet chili. I prefer the spicy.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/01/28 18:15:14 (permalink)
I have a jar right now; I'll have it for dinner & report back.

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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/01/28 19:23:25 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Bushie

I figure anything associated with the name Bush has to be good.


I assume U like CORN 'cause thats jist plain corny.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/01/28 19:33:43 (permalink)
Other than Bush's, I have seen a recent influx of Campbell's new chili. Being curious (dumb); I tried one. Hmmm. One spoonful was all it took; down the garbage disposal it went. I have also seen STAGG chili surfacing up lately (in a glass jar). Haven't tried, BUT the amount given vs. $$ is ridiculous. Thank the heaven's I know how to cook...
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/01/28 20:57:46 (permalink)
The Bush's "chunky with beans": yuck. Too many beans, gravy too thick and salty, too much cumin, overprocessed canned beef taste.

So I tried a carton of Stagg's Steakhouse chili, no beans; it was different, but it wasn't good. Same thick gravy and overprocessed beef taste, not a very high gravy-to-ingredients ratio; more like a red pudding with meat bits in it.

Both of the chili mixes I wrote about in a different thread are light years ahead of these, by the way. They both have the "real chili" taste about them, not this overprocessed slop taste.


Tom

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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/14 16:19:23 (permalink)
I haven't tried Bush's chili yet but as for beans in chili.. one night in desperation(semiempty pantry and hungry kids) I browned up ground meat with peppers and onions and added (horror) baked beans! I called it "yankee chili" and the kids loved it! They still ask for it even though they are grown and out of the house.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/14 21:44:11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Mosca

The Bush's "chunky with beans": yuck. Too many beans, gravy too thick and salty, too much cumin, overprocessed canned beef taste.

So I tried a carton of Stagg's Steakhouse chili, no beans; it was different, but it wasn't good. Same thick gravy and overprocessed beef taste, not a very high gravy-to-ingredients ratio; more like a red pudding with meat bits in it.

Both of the chili mixes I wrote about in a different thread are light years ahead of these, by the way. They both have the "real chili" taste about them, not this overprocessed slop taste.


Tom


Guess what: I like "overprocessed slop", especially on hot dogs with lots of raw onion and hot sauce!
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/16 23:06:53 (permalink)
De gustibus, I suppose. For hot dogs with onions I like Castleberry's.


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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/23 18:17:15 (permalink)
I like Bushes alot. I used to buy Staggs until they came out with that box which I find very hard to open. Is it just me? My office partner also said his wife could not open the box without making a mess. I have read the instructions on their web site and find the same problem. Does anyone know why they went to the stupid box? I saw 10 boxes for $10.00 yesterday at Albertsons in California. Maybe it isn't selling very well. Must have been a huge cost savings for Staggs. Anyway , I love the Jar and what Bush's puts in it
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/23 19:07:34 (permalink)
Hey, just add a can of HyPower tamales, and you're in business!
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/23 19:38:42 (permalink)
For whatever marketing reason, our WalMart has Bushs Chili in the small jars at $2.00 a bottle right now. Either the demand is so low they are marking down to clear it out, or the company is 'restructuring'.
We use the canned beans ...but not the chili.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/23 20:29:10 (permalink)
Septic boxes to which you refer are popular with manufacturers because they pack into cases better, saving shipping costs. Perhaps that's why the Staggs No Bean chili at Albertson's was such a good buy. I like the boxes because they take less cabinet space and some have a closeable spout so you can use some and refrigerate the rest.

I can't comment on the Staggs box because I didn't buy any of that, but I have no trouble with either the single use or pouring-spout boxes.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/24 18:24:09 (permalink)
Thank you for the correction, Catherine. I'd rather be right.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/24 18:57:02 (permalink)
Please note that Bush's Chili must be served with a large helping of Condoleeza Rice.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/26 00:48:09 (permalink)
BaDup DUP!

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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/26 02:55:16 (permalink)
i think beans in" chili" and just meat in "chili" is equally as yummy...
it's all good.
bush's (i sho hope that aint george W) chili is good nenuf for lunch or for chili dogs.
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RE: Bush's Chili? 2005/02/27 10:54:18 (permalink)
Addendum to earlier post:

Despite the advisory about consuming Bush's Chili with a large helping of Condeleeza Rice, many people report that what is being served to them is still most unpalatable. The most frequent comment was--"Full of beans!".
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