Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2012/11/28 19:34:44 (permalink)
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Well I was finally able to find Wolf Brand Chili in Big Blue Country at a Family Dollar store. No beans (With beans not offered. Can you even buy it with beans?) Tried it as a topping on some Bisquick complete roasted garlic and cheese biscuits. Not bad. An under $2 cheapo lunch. Next time tho' I'm adding beans!
In yesterday's flier for a local store chain -  Weis Markets -  they had Wolf Chili with beans at 4/$5.  I will be buying some this week to try out.

 
Please don't crucify me but, I also like to add some Heinz ketchup or chili sauce to the can. Not too much, though.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2012/11/28 20:56:56 (permalink)
To quote Michael Hoffman "bean soup with meat" my charming and effervecent sister in AZ would do well to heed that admonishment from a man much wiser than I. No beans in the chilli Rose!!!!
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2012/11/29 14:54:07 (permalink)
I hate to say this, but I was disappointed with the Wolf Chili.  It had a nice smokey flavor, and a bit of heat, but it was very soupy.  When they left out the beans they should have added more meat.
  The next one I will try is the new Hormel Cook Off series (Roasted tomato w/beans).
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/08 16:17:25 (permalink)
I was glancing through the Sunday paper ads and just noticed that Dollar General stores in Pittsburgh, PA have a sale for 15 ounce cans of Wolf Brand Chili (assorted varieties) for $1 a can this week,  January 6th thru January 12th.
 
This thread piqued my interest so I will pick up a few cans  as I have never tried Wolf's.
 
Don't know if Dollar General runs regional or national sale ads, but other Roadfooders might be able to check it out also.
 
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/08 16:38:34 (permalink)
I found that I liked the Hormel Cook Off chili more than Wolf's.  I will agree with those who posted about Wick Fowler's, that is good stuff!  I use stew meat cut into very small pieces, and use beer instead of the water.  I like to serve it over white rice.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/08 16:38:34 (permalink)
I found that I liked the Hormel Cook Off chili more than Wolf's.  I will agree with those who posted about Wick Fowler's, that is good stuff!  I use stew meat cut into very small pieces, and use beer instead of the water.  I like to serve it over white rice.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/08 17:41:01 (permalink)
There are zero good canned chilis. If you buy chili in a can you really don't like chili that much or you don't know what it is supposed to taste like.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/08 17:49:17 (permalink)
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I was glancing through the Sunday paper ads and just noticed that Dollar General stores in Pittsburgh, PA have a sale for 15 ounce cans of Wolf Brand Chili (assorted varieties) for $1 a can this week,  January 6th thru January 12th.

This thread piqued my interest so I will pick up a few cans  as I have never tried Wolf's.

Don't know if Dollar General runs regional or national sale ads, but other Roadfooders might be able to check it out also.


 
Here in Dallas, Kroger and the other "standard" grocery stores sell the 15 oz. cans of Wolf chili for $1.25. 99 cents when on sale.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/18 17:19:39 (permalink)
I saw Hungry Man chili in cans recently. I thought Mr. Man only made frozen dinners.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/18 20:52:33 (permalink)
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There are zero good canned chilis. If you buy chili in a can you really don't like chili that much or you don't know what it is supposed to taste like.

We all know that nothing in a can is going to taste like homemade, be it chili, soup or whatever.  But sometimes for a quick lunch it is nice to grab a can and heat it up when you are in the mood.  Just because it is not homemade doesn't mean it's bad.
(PS- I do like chili, and I do know what it is suppposed to taste like)
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/19 09:29:10 (permalink)
I Only enjoy eating our homemade chili we make at home from scratch,also 2 very good pkgs of chili mix sold almost everywhere,wick fowlers,and carroll shelbys,lastly the Only canned chili i have found worth buying and enjoying is campbells roadhouse [or] firehouse chilis both are very good.How Hormels chili sauce is still on shelves is beyond me [HORRIBLE!!]
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/19 11:51:34 (permalink)
3 Olives

There are zero good canned chilis. If you buy chili in a can you really don't like chili that much or you don't know what it is supposed to taste like.

 
 
I can't agree with you. Here in the greater Cincinnati area, Kroger stores carry canned Steak n' Shake chili, and while it's not quite the same as what you get at one of their restaurants, it's still pretty good.  
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/19 20:55:16 (permalink)
Oh wait a minute. We now have a S&S Signature in NYC. If they sell the chili in cans (same that's served in S&S)...there's an idea.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/01/25 11:00:36 (permalink)
I used to eat Hormel if I wanted what a Texan chef acquaintance calls, "home-style" chili (as opposed to "real" chili, which is about 1/2-1 hour prep time and several hours cooking time). A number of years ago, I found that McCormick Tex-Mex style chili mix is better than any canned chili I have tasted, and, by keeping ground beef in 1/2 pound packets in my freezer, I can have it ready to eat in about half an hour from the start (about 10 minutes to defrost and brown the beef, and about 20 minutes cooking time). My alterations: I add a teaspoon of masa harina, some extra cumin and Mexican oregano (I live near a Mexican area, so I can get it in the markets there).
 
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/02 11:26:05 (permalink)
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Well I was finally able to find Wolf Brand Chili in Big Blue Country at a Family Dollar store. No beans (With beans not offered. Can you even buy it with beans?) Tried it as a topping on some Bisquick complete roasted garlic and cheese biscuits. Not bad. An under $2 cheapo lunch. Next time tho' I'm adding beans!
In yesterday's flier for a local store chain -  Weis Markets -  they had Wolf Chili with beans at 4/$5.  I will be buying some this week to try out.
I posted back in July 2012 that my local store had wolf with beans but they actually had none.
 
The other day, I was at a branch close to Hanover PA and they did have it and was again on sale 4/$5.  I bought a can of the 'regular' with beans and a can of the 'homestyle' with beans and both were okay but vet high in fat and saturated fat (19g / 8g  and  14g / 4.5g respectively). Both were kind of thin, but I usually buy Hormel Turkey chili with beans and that is much chunkier.  The 'homestyle' label stated "with diced tomatoes, green peppers and onions" but while I could taste them, there were no discernable pieces.  No cans were being sold with out beans.
 
I think the Wolf would be good on hot dogs, but I don't think I'll be buying it again.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/25 07:41:38 (permalink)
Yesterday I saw a can of the Wolf's chili without beans.
 
It had 29g of fat per serving.   " />
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/25 13:13:27 (permalink)
Marone!

That's 400 calories 29g fat x 2 servings per can.

I'm happy I just got a lovely new chili book.

Thank you Poverty Pete.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/25 13:26:20 (permalink)
Bob likes Wolf chili-no beans-for chili dogs. Of course he loads said hot dogs with cheese and onions as well....My homemade chili doesnt work for chili dogs-too soupy( we like it that way, for eating...)
Bob can handle the fat-he is 6 ft 3 and doesnt gain a lb.....
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/26 00:13:41 (permalink)
I found the Wolf brand in Publix a couple of months ago. Have to say it wasn't all that. Lots of lip tingles but not much flavor IMO.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/26 00:13:42 (permalink)
I found the Wolf brand in Publix a couple of months ago. Have to say it wasn't all that. Lots of lip tingles but not much flavor IMO.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/26 07:28:08 (permalink)
Wolf's is always on sale here in Dallas; Wal-Mart seems always to have it for $0.99/ 15 oz. can.  After one gets over the dog-foodie chills of spooning it from the can into the cook pot, it's quite tasty.  After I had it for lunch two days in a row Mrs. Metro read the back of the can and it is no longer welcome in our pantry.  (She did the same thing to my canned Skyline chili, available locally at Kroger's).
 
So, when I want a "quickie" chili fix Campbell's Fire House is now my "go to".  Just in case Mrs. Metro wants to "can read" I keep it hidden in the soups.
 
(I agree with those several above who are fans of Wick Fowler's "Two Alarm" spice packet; when I have a little time it's way better than the stuff out of the can - and, the excess freezes well).
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/26 08:15:02 (permalink)
I tend to look at the "grams of fat" per serving from a different angle. To me, the higher the fat content, the higher amount of meat in the can, as opposed to filler.
 
For example, Wolf Brand and Skyline both seems to be the highest I've seen (of course, Skyline is about 3x the price of Wolf's) while the Firehouse Chili is only about 8 grams of fat per serving.
 
In fact a couple of years ago I bought a can of Firehouse Chili which said on the lable "New and Improved!". When I went to put it on a shelf in my pantry I noticed I had an older can of the stuff that did not say "New and Improved"
I compared the two cans and the only difference seemed to be that the grams of fat per serving dropped from 12 to about 8. In other words, they took some meat out, the only "improvement" therefore was probably to thier profit margin per can.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/26 10:17:58 (permalink)
It is showing up in Dollar Generals in Delaware
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey 2013/02/27 07:25:56 (permalink)
Stop the presses!!!
 
Mrs. Metro brough home a jar of Frontera Chili Starter last night.
 
WOW!!! (relative to any canned chili).
 
"Recipe":  brown 1/2# ground beef - or chunks if you have more time, add the "starter" and 12 oz. liquid of your choice (water, beer, beef stock).  Simmer 20 minutes.  ENJOY!!!
 
Our batch fed us last night with enough left over for another meal.
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