Amy’s Chili

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Amy's Organic Chili

I have trialed various brands of chili, from Trader Joe’s to Stagg’s vegetarian, chicken, and beef varieties.  Yet, none can hold a candle to Amy’s.  Needless to say, Amy’s Chili has become a staple in our household.  On a weekly basis I pick up a can or two for the pantry.

We rarely have it plain, as a can between my husband and I just isn’t enough.  At the least, I serve it over rice, but more often than not it serves as the base for my refrigerator clean out.  Chopped zucchini, onions, bell peppers, ground turkey, some leftover tomato sauce, tortilla chips; you name it and this chili can take it!  I had a bit of leftover pumpkin puree from the holidays.  It was only a half-cup, not enough for an entire recipe, so I threw it into the chili.  The result was delicious, and my husband was none the wiser.

My only wish is that Amy’s Kitchen would come out with a mild version.  We do like some spice in our chili, but at times even the Medium Amy’s Chili is a bit too hot for our liking, let alone the Spicy variety.  Luckily, the heat is easily tamed with rice, and the underlying flavor is delicious.

  • Pros: Organic; Vegan; Gluten-free; Soy-free varieties available; Good basic flavor; High in protein and fiber; Good source of vitamins A and C; Relatively low in fat and calories
  • Cons: Even the medium flavors can be a bit too spicy at times; A bit high in sodium, but typical for a chili

Varieties:

  • Organic Chili – Medium: This “meaty” variety is subtly made with organic tofu, in addition to the traditional red beans, onions, bell peppers, and spices.  The medium chili could easily be called  “not as spicy”, as there is still a good dose of heat within.
  • Organic Chili w/ Vegetables – Medium: This is the type I buy the most.  It is chunky with potatoes, red beans, and a selection of vegetables rather than tofu.  Though the overall flavor is practically identical.
  • Organic Chili – Spicy: Same great Amy’s flavor, but often overpowered by the spiciness.  This variety is a bit too hot for our house.
  • Organic Black Bean Chili – Medium: This chili has a different theme, with black beans and a bit of lime juice influencing the flavor.  I thought it was good, but it didn’t dazzle us.

Recommended For:

  • A Rice & Chili Entrée
  • A Healthy, Hearty Lunch
  • Cleaning Out Your Vegetable Keeper
  • Spicy Food Fans

Amy's Organic Chili

Where to find:

  • Online – Available from Amazon and several other online retailers
  • In Stores – Amy’s Chili is readily available throughout the U.S. and Canada.  See the Amy’s Kitchen website for a store locater.

The Facts on Amy’s Organic Chili

Certifications: Amy’s Organic Chili is Certified Kosher, Certified Organic, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amy’s Organic Chili is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian. Some varieties are soy-free. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Amy’s website at amys.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

1 Comment

  1. LOL, it’s funny how people’s tastes are different, isn’t it?

    I just bought this in Bangkok, Thailand as I’ve started to eat completely vegan. I remember seeing it in the US years ago but had never tried it and, frankly for me, it’s pretty bland.

    Thai food is very very spicy and, after 10 years living in Thailand, I have to say Amy’s Medium Chili is the blandest, unspicy food I’ve eaten in years as, being so used to the firey hot Thai food, Amy’s was completely tasteless.

    Doubt I’d buy it again — not unless I add a lot of chili and other ingredients to liven it up. 🙂 I am, however, going to try her spicy chili just to see if that has any kick, LOL.

    Thanks for the review, though, even if I don’t agree 🙂

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