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Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/8/10 9:34 AM
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My favorite brand of canned Chili is Wolf Brand, but it's generally unavailable here in NJ. When my sister-in-law visits from Texas she usually brings me a few cans. However, it showed up last week at the Big Lots in South Plainfield. They had at least 50 cans on the shelf, minus the 10 I bought.
 
At home I compared it side by side with the Cattle Drive Chili that Costco carries (and which gets pretty good reviews), and well, there's no comparison. Wolf Brand is much better, IMHO.
 
Just a heads up if anyone in the area. I'm not sure about the other Big Lots in the state.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/8/10 6:44 PM
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In one of the Sunday papers I believe I saw Wolf Brand chili advertised in the Dollar General circular. Don't think we have them around this area...but they must be close enough...if in the paper.
Ok  Union City Elizabeth North Arlington Cranford & Perth Amboy.  
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/9/10 3:11 AM
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Don't take this personally, please, but I tried it once and didn't care for it.  I guess we all have different tastes.  I'm just saying this because if somebody really goes out of their way to get it, in the end they might be glad they made the effort of they might not.  Here in Arizona, it's easy to find, though.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/9/10 11:33 AM
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I haven't yet found a better brand of canned chili than Wolf's. And, I live in Texas. Of course, my own made from scratch is miles better but when I don't it's, Wolf's. Without beans, of course.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/9/10 3:21 PM
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Wolf Brand "Hot" is on sale here at WM fo $1 a can. I will not make any chili till tha price goes up. I challange anyone who reads this to say they don't like this chili!!! But oh, have some Fritos w/ it. :~)))
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/9/10 7:56 PM
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Wolf Brand Chili just recently made its supermarket debut here in the Chicago area, and I had a can of the "with beans" style the other day. It was rather disappointing and I doubt that I'll be buying it again. The best that I can say about Wolf's is that it's better than Hormel's, but then that applies to just about every other brand of canned chili out there.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/9/10 9:22 PM
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It's now available in the Los Angeles area.
 
I mentioned in another Wolf Brand thread that it was my Great Great Grandfather's name....   Wolf Brand.
 
Has to be good!

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/9/10 10:25 PM
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I did not think to say "no beans" in my earlier post. I am not even sure the "hot" is made w/ beans. The Hot has a slightly different spice mixture than the regular.
Joe

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/13/10 1:10 PM
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Wolf's (no bean) is a preferred brand by a number of Texan friends of mine. On the other hand, here's something if you don't mind a LITTLE cooking and you have the right ingredients on hand: McCormick's Tex-Mex Chili Mix. I keep ground beef frozen half pound packages in the freezer for easy microwave defrosting; this dish goes from starting to defrost the beef to ready to serve in about half an hour. I add extra mexican oregano and cumin, and sometimes substitute 2 pounds of ground beef for the pound of beef and the can of beans; also, I add a teaspoon or two of masa harina (I buy a 5 pound bag for $2, put as much as I can in a quart container, and toss the rest) at the beginning of the cooking cycle.
 
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/13/10 2:15 PM
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I think they must be using a different recipe for the Wolf Brand chili they are selling here. I bought a couple of cans when I saw them in a local supermarket and the chili -- no beans, of course -- did not taste like the wonderful stuff available in Texas.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/13/10 2:42 PM
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Bart, I agree that the McCormick's Tex Mex makes works good for a fast batch.
 
Michael, if you are right then that is a shame. And I doubt they even have the "hot" version where you are.
Joe

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/13/10 4:44 PM
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Nope. No "hot" version.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/13/10 6:26 PM
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bartl


Wolf's (no bean) is a preferred brand by a number of Texan friends of mine. On the other hand, here's something if you don't mind a LITTLE cooking and you have the right ingredients on hand: McCormick's Tex-Mex Chili Mix. I keep ground beef frozen half pound packages in the freezer for easy microwave defrosting; this dish goes from starting to defrost the beef to ready to serve in about half an hour. I add extra mexican oregano and cumin, and sometimes substitute 2 pounds of ground beef for the pound of beef and the can of beans; also, I add a teaspoon or two of masa harina (I buy a 5 pound bag for $2, put as much as I can in a quart container, and toss the rest) at the beginning of the cooking cycle.

Bart

 
I'm not sure if you can get it in New Jersey but, look for "Wick Fowler's 2 alarm" brand of chili fixuns.
If you can't get it, google their website and order some to make chili with. You'll thank me.
Wick Fowler and Frank X. Tolbert were the guy's that started the Teriligua Texas Chili-Cookoff. The Wick Fowler chili package has all the packets you'll need to make real Texas award winning chili. I think all you add is tomato sauce, water and of course, yer chili meat. I usually add some fresh pressed garlic, too. 
Trust me on this one.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/13/10 7:02 PM
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Twinwillow:  Glad to hear it from a Texan.  I've been using Wick Fowler's for almost 20 years and love it.  Not only are the ingredients top quality, you can customize your chili because of the packets. (For example, I ditch their salt packet in favor of my Redmond Real Salt.)  Other than that, I substitute Kitchen Basics Beef Stock for the water.  I'll cover the cinnamon and celery later.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/13/10 8:24 PM
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Some great advice Twin gives!!! I often use Wick's or Frank's but do not add the red pepper. I like pickled jalapenos for tha heat. And I use soft corn tortillas instead of tha massa. And yes... add some extra garlic, and even some extra Cumin if you like that. Just some suggestions but hey... is your pot. :~)
 
Oh Mellow, I'll have to try that beef stock Redman Salt.
 
But, Cinnamon and Celery... I like those also. But that's for the northern versions, that I love by tha way. But oh, celery, along w/ rice and cheese. does work w/ a North Texas version.
 
Now yall got me wantin some Chili!!!
Joe
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/13/10 11:17 PM
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BT


Don't take this personally, please, but I tried it once and didn't care for it.  I guess we all have different tastes.  I'm just saying this because if somebody really goes out of their way to get it, in the end they might be glad they made the effort of they might not.  Here in Arizona, it's easy to find, though.

Ditto here: available in TN & LA, but I tried it and was not impressed.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Tue, 12/14/10 12:19 AM
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Twinwillow:  Glad to hear it from a Texan.  I've been using Wick Fowler's for almost 20 years and love it.  Not only are the ingredients top quality, you can customize your chili because of the packets. (For example, I ditch their salt packet in favor of my Redmond Real Salt.)  Other than that, I substitute Kitchen Basics Beef Stock for the water.  I'll cover the cinnamon and celery later.

 
Hmm, cinnamon, huh? I use a little cinnamon in a lot of dishes. Never thought of using it with Wick Fowler's chili. But, now that you've mentioned it, it makes perfect sense!
That's what I like about using Wick Fowler's Chili fixuns. You can be very flexible with extra spices and even the type of meat you use. I personally like the coarse ground 85/15 from Wholefoods. And, I ditch their salt packet as well preferring to use a coarse ground sea salt from my grinder.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Tue, 12/14/10 6:23 AM
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Twinwillow:  I was just joking about the cinnamon.  I've seen so many references to it here as a chili ingredient, I just threw that in.  I haven't worked up the nerve to try it yet.   
 
PapaJoe8:  I was just joking about the cinnamon.  With regard to celery, though, I definitely use it in rice along with onion, bell pepper, etc., and pour the chili over it.  Other times, I make chili pie, a chopped wiener plate (local favorite), or simply pure chili in a bowl.  I just love good chili, period.
 
Rick F:  I haven't found Wolf Brand Chili in Tennessee.  Where did you see it?
 
 
 
 

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/15/10 8:55 PM
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Mellow, I must get your rice w/ celery, onion, bell pepper, ect, and pour chili over it recipe!
 
Twin, you have given me an idea... use your Wick's Chili Recipe, add cinnamon to taste at the end, and serve it over Vermicelli past that has been cooked in butter, SnP. Kinda like a Texas Style pasta chili. Cheese, maybe??? Maybe not?
 
For my Roadfood buds who did not grow up eating Wolf I would recamend the "Hot" Wolf version. But, even us Texans mostly use Wolf for Chili Dogs and Frito Chili Pie. By tha bowl we make our own.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/15/10 9:07 PM
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Re: Cinnamon. No joking around. It's been my "secret ingredient"  in many of my dishes. Especially, long slow cooked dishes like braises and stews. And, an Italian "Sunday Gravy" recipe from Saveur magazine a few years back.
It's also the secret ingredient in my long braised lamb shanks. You don't use a lot. Maybe a heaping teaspoon for a large pot. And don't wait until the end of cooking. Add it in the beginning along with all your spices.
I prefer the strong Vietnamese (true) cinnamon from Penzey's. It's both, hot and sweet.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/15/10 9:44 PM
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Twin, I was just thinking the regular cinnamon like we put on toast. I would think it would blend fast. The true Vietnamese cinnamon might be a whole nother kinda deal. Hot AND sweet... I must check that out!
Joe

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/15/10 10:29 PM
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Joe, you can't pick out the cinnamon flavor on it's own when you make it my way. It's just part of the intriguing, overall flavor. I usually add a little anchovy also. But, you'd never know it!

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/16/10 12:04 PM
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Twin, shhh. Your giving away the secret of secret ingredients. There is enough in there to change the flavor but not enough that most folks would notice... that it's in there.
 
I didn't give away the secret cause who could tell what I just said. :~))
Joe

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/16/10 12:38 PM
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Heh, heh.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/16/10 12:43 PM
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I'm in Louisiana and there are tons of Wolf Chili everywhere chili is sold. I tried it once, but I didn't like it. There were little shards of bone in it and the meat wasn't quite hearty enough.  For me, Hormel's chili is better.  However, I completely understand how you feel.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/16/10 3:42 PM
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Just came to Indiana no long ago, I was not impressed with it at all.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/16/10 5:36 PM
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Other than Hormel's, are there any other brands besides Wolf out there that merit a try?

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/16/10 9:31 PM
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Michael, sorrrry for the late response. Somehow I missed your earlier post. So Sorry that there is no "Hot" Wolf in your area. Knowing you like I do, for 5 or so years, I will bet you like it... when you get to try it.     Hows that for a run on sentance. :~)
 
Sublime, welcome to Roadfood! That said... being a close neighbor I will bet you $1 that you will like Wolf "Hot". But... you gotta put in on a Hot Dog, or make some frito Pie w/ it. Let me know and PM me w/ your address and I will mail you tha buck.
 
Fish, it might be an acquired taste??? Try it 11 times and let me know.
 
Twin, absoutly yes! Search up the "canned chilli" threads here and you will find allot of them. My fav is a Bison Chili from Montania.  I have a few more favs also. That "stand up" chili is another.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Fri, 12/17/10 1:07 AM
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Thanks for the other canned chili suggestions, Joe. But, which ones are available in Dallas? And which stores?

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Fri, 12/17/10 6:23 PM
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Twinwillow
I'm not sure if you can get it in New Jersey but, look for "Wick Fowler's 2 alarm" brand of chili fixuns.
If you can't get it, google their website and order some to make chili with. You'll thank me.
Wick Fowler and Frank X. Tolbert were the guy's that started the Teriligua Texas Chili-Cookoff. The Wick Fowler chili package has all the packets you'll need to make real Texas award winning chili. I think all you add is tomato sauce, water and of course, yer chili meat. I usually add some fresh pressed garlic, too. 
Trust me on this one.

I know the Wick Fowler brand, and it is available in New Jersey (as are several other "top shelf" brands, like Shotgun Willy's and Carol Shelby's), and it IS good. It is due to the Wick Fowler brand that I found out about using masa harina in the chili (Alton Brown suggests crushed tortilla chips, but I'm careful with salt). I was talking about an alternative to CANNED chili, however, meaning something that you can put together really fast. From the time I go into the kitchen to the time it is ready to serve is about 1/2 hour, and that INCLUDES defrosting the beef in the microwave (i keep ground beef frozen in half pound patties). The top shelf chili mixes require more than 2 hours from start to finish. If I'm going to spend that much time, I'm going to make chili from scratch (I keep dried ancho and pequin peppers; sometimes I break the "rules" and use dried chipotles). Also, in terms of cost, I get the McCormick's Tex Mex at about 80 cents a package (I wait for sales, then buy several), while Wick Fowler is typically $2.50 at best.
 
Once again, if we are talking about making the best chili, and you can't get mexican oregano (which is really a variety of thyme) , masa harina and/or good dried peppers, then I would definitely recommend Wick Fowler's. But as a quick, reasonably priced alternative to canned chili, I'm sticking with McCormick Tex-Mex.
 
Bart

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Fri, 12/17/10 7:33 PM
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I almost hate to tell y'all but I can buy Wick's (on special) for .99 a package at Wholefood's sometimes. You can guarantee I stock up when I see it for that price.
 

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Fri, 12/17/10 10:53 PM
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What a deal.  That's an amazing price.  

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Fri, 12/17/10 10:56 PM
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MellowRoast


What a deal.  That's an amazing price.  

 
I think they only do it one or, two times a year at most. Usually early fall.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Sat, 12/18/10 2:56 PM
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I find Wick's on sale for $1.49 sometimes but 99c is a great price Twin!
 
WM around here has the Wolf "Hot" for $1.00 a can.
Joe
 

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Sun, 12/19/10 9:26 PM
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Twinwillow


bartl


Wolf's (no bean) is a preferred brand by a number of Texan friends of mine. On the other hand, here's something if you don't mind a LITTLE cooking and you have the right ingredients on hand: McCormick's Tex-Mex Chili Mix. I keep ground beef frozen half pound packages in the freezer for easy microwave defrosting; this dish goes from starting to defrost the beef to ready to serve in about half an hour. I add extra mexican oregano and cumin, and sometimes substitute 2 pounds of ground beef for the pound of beef and the can of beans; also, I add a teaspoon or two of masa harina (I buy a 5 pound bag for $2, put as much as I can in a quart container, and toss the rest) at the beginning of the cooking cycle.

Bart


I'm not sure if you can get it in New Jersey but, look for "Wick Fowler's 2 alarm" brand of chili fixuns.
If you can't get it, google their website and order some to make chili with. You'll thank me.
Wick Fowler and Frank X. Tolbert were the guy's that started the Teriligua Texas Chili-Cookoff. The Wick Fowler chili package has all the packets you'll need to make real Texas award winning chili. I think all you add is tomato sauce, water and of course, yer chili meat. I usually add some fresh pressed garlic, too. 
Trust me on this one.


Wick Fowler's is available here at A&P.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Sun, 12/19/10 9:31 PM
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I just heard the venerable, old A&P has gone "belly up". I grew up with the A&P stores and after all these years, it's a damn shame!

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/20/10 5:22 PM
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Being from Texas, I've eaten many a can of Wolf Brand Chili and it is pretty good. Can't say it's the best canned chili I've eaten though.  For me, it's too thick.
 
I've used Wick Fowler's Chili Kits too but when making a quick pot of chili, I prefer French's Chili-O mix. 
 
I know serious chili lovers would never consider beans, but it's gotta have beans, preferably pintos.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 12/20/10 6:18 PM
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Twinwillow


I just heard the venerable, old A&P has gone "belly up". I grew up with the A&P stores and after all these years, it's a damn shame!

Don't count A&P out just yet. They declared Chapter 11 (reorganization). Its true that they closed 25 stores along the Eastern Seaboard in October, and sold some others to Big Y. They will use Chapter 11 to get out of leases they are stuck with. I read some reports by business reporters that they might close more stores. At least A&P is not getting slaughtered by WalMart and Target as in some other areas of the country.


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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Tue, 12/21/10 12:42 AM
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One of my favorite canned chili was Armour Star, but I haven't seen it in the local markets around here.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Tue, 12/21/10 4:44 PM
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Dimm, welcome to Roadfood!
 
French's and Armour Star... thanks, I need to try those!!!
Joe
 
Oh, if Armour Star is the same as Armour I have had that, Not a bad canned chili.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/22/10 7:01 AM
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Any of you "beans in chili" lovers ever tried Ranch Style? Some will argue that these are OK to use even in Texas.
Joe

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/22/10 7:58 AM
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Armour Star Chili is sold at our Walmart Superstore.  I'll buy some next trip.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/22/10 8:10 AM
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PapaJoe8


Any of you "beans in chili" lovers ever tried Ranch Style? Some will argue that these are OK to use even in Texas.
Joe


If I'm adding beans to chili, I'll use either one.  Once they're in the chili, they both taste like chili. 

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/22/10 10:36 AM
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Mellow, I know that Ranch Style are a spiced up Pinto but... they taste nothing like a regular pinto. And their juice will change the flavor of any chili. Wanna really spice things up use the Jalapeno Ranch beans.
 
To just eat tha beans I usually mix a can each of the reg, Sweet onion, and Jalapeno. The Jalapeno Ranch Style are REAL spicy!
 
Yall don't get me wrong. I am not saying to add beans, of any kind, to any homemade Texas Style chili. But added to canned chili is well...??? Hey it's canned chili. Do what you want w/ it.
 
Oh, some Rotel added to a can of Wolf is not a bad thing.
Joe

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/22/10 12:08 PM
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I haven't noticed a flavor difference based on the use of regular pintos, Ranch, or Bush's chili beans, but other chili-heads (including the inimitable PapaJoe8) may well taste a difference. However, there's one thing for sure.  I better not ever detect even one bean in hot dog chili.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 12/22/10 11:32 PM
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Ranch makes regular pintos. And plackeyed peas, and both w/ jalapenos. I wonder if it is the Ranch brand pintos you are thinking about Mellow?
 
Hot dogs and beans??? I had this requested to cook for a wedding reception. I can Ranch original, sweet onion, and jalapeno, mixed w/ 3 cans of Pork n' Beans, and 3 packs of John Morrel cheep hot dogs. My take on Beans and Wieners. I made about 4 x this mix.  I know, I know... mighta bean a noisy honeymoon? :~)
Joe

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/23/10 4:54 AM
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I'd be surprised if the reception itself wasn't noisy, PapaJoe8.  Hope you had lots of Febreze candles on the scene.   Actually, I love beans & wieners and chili & wieners (we're home to the chopped wiener plate, you know).   Just no beans in hot dog chili sauce.  BAHA!
 
I've used Ranch Style® brand, if that's what you mean, but I've only seen Ranch Style® Original around these here parts, pardner.
 

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Thu, 12/23/10 6:56 PM
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Armour might be the same as Armour Star.  It's been a while since I've purchased a can.
 
I like Ranch Style beans in any chili.  Don't remember what brand it is but there's one called Texas beans and it's about the same as Ranch Style pintos.  I do like jalapenos in any chili to spice it up a bit.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Sun, 12/26/10 12:00 AM
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My Texan friends say that you can have beans on the side of chili, or, if you really want, you can mix the beans with the chili AFTER cooking, but you should never cook the chili with the beans in it. Note that I personally routinely ignore that advice, unless I'm making my special from scratch chili (takes about 1 - 1.5 hours prep, and about 8 hours in the slow cooker).

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Sun, 01/16/11 11:58 AM
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Texas beans were Ranch Style but not called Texas beans when sold in Texas. I think they no longer use the name Texas? There is a good thread around here somewhere about all this.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Sun, 01/16/11 6:39 PM
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Glad to see PapaJoe8 is back!  I thought he'd jumped off a cliff at Marble Falls or something!

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Sun, 01/30/11 7:31 PM
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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!

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Sun, 01/30/11 8:16 PM
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Thanks Mellow! I have jumped off a few small clifs at Marble Falls. My 1st. trip, and I still remember, was when I was 4 years old.
 
Jim, Wolf does also come w/ beans. But you can always add some Ranch Style Beans if you can find those. I prefer that mix over Wolf w/ Beans. You can add the exact amount of Ranch beans to your liking that way.
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 02/2/11 4:35 PM
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The local Piggly Wiggly has started carrying Wolf and this afternoon I tried it for the first time.  I chose "with beans" and for a canned chili it's pretty good, with just enough heat to get the lips and tongue tingling.
 
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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Sat, 07/21/12 11:56 AM
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Before I left Texas for my final journey to Upstate NY this year I made arrangements for Wolf Brand Chili to be bought and shipped to me.   I had tried most canned chili available in my new area, some were not even edible (at least to me).  But I knew I would definitely miss winter without a good frito pie and hot dogs with Wolf Brand Chili.  This week however I have found Wolf Brand at our local Target.  Can't wait to try it on my Chili Taste Testing Team- my grandchildren.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Mon, 07/23/12 3:08 PM
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jimcor


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.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 11/28/12 3:14 PM
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I finally found Wolf Brand chili at the Walmart in Turnersville NJ.  Bought a can to try (No Beans). I'll let you know the result.  I used to like Castleberry until their problems.

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 11/28/12 6:27 PM
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I do not understand. What is this propensity for this urge to put beans in chilli? Cheap meat is not that expensive. I would rather take an ass whoopin' than have to eat chilli with beans...just sayin'

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 11/28/12 6:49 PM
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Put beans in it and what you have is bean soup with meat,

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Re:Wolf Brand Chili Alert - New Jersey - Wed, 11/28/12 7:29 PM
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Michael Hoffman


Put beans in it and what you have is bean soup with meat,



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