Amy’s Organic Chili is Available in Six Vegan Varieties

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I have tried 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.

Amy's Organic Chili

Amy’s Chili is Vegan, Organic, and Available in Six Varieties

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.

We have more specific facts on Amy’s Organic Chili below, but please do leave your own unbiased rating and review below once you try any of the varieties.

Medium Chili

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.

Amy's Organic Chili Reviews and Info - all vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free.Ingredients: organic red beans, organic onions, filtered water, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), organic bell peppers, organic sweet rice flour, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic garlic, organic spices, organic jalapeño peppers, sea salt, organic black pepper. contains soy.

Nutrition (per cup): 310 calories, 10g fat, 39g carbs, 8g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 16g protein.*

Medium Chili with Vegetables

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.

Amy's Organic Chili Reviews and Info - all vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free.Ingredients: organic red beans, organic onions, filtered water, organic bell peppers, organic potatoes, organic carrots, organic corn, organic sweet rice flour, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic garlic, organic spices, organic jalapeño peppers, sea salt, organic black pepper.

Nutrition (per cup): 280 calories, 6g fat, 44g carbs, 9g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 12g protein.*

Spicy

Same great Amy’s flavor, but often overpowered by the spiciness.  This variety is a bit too hot for our house.

Amy's Organic Chili Reviews and Info - all vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free.Ingredients: organic red beans, organic onions, filtered water, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), organic bell peppers, organic sweet rice flour, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic jalapeño peppers, organic spices, organic garlic, sea salt, organic black pepper. contains soy.

Nutrition (per cup): 310 calories, 9g fat, 40g carbs, 9g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 16g protein.*

Medium Black Bean

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.

Amy's Organic Chili Reviews and Info - all vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free.Ingredients: organic black beans, filtered water, organic tomato purée, organic onions, organic bell peppers, organic green chiles, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, sea salt, organic spices, organic lime juice, organic garlic, organic black pepper, organic basil.

Nutrition (per cup): 240 calories, 3g fat, 40g carbs, 10g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 12g protein.*

Medium Light in Sodium

This is their classic Medium Chili with less than half the salt.

Amy's Organic Chili Reviews and Info - all vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free.Ingredients: organic red beans, organic onions, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), filtered water, organic bell peppers, organic sweet rice flour, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic garlic, organic spices, organic jalapeño peppers, sea salt, organic black pepper. contains soy.

Nutrition (per cup): 320 calories, 10g fat, 40g carbs, 9g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 18g protein.*

Spicy Light in Sodium

This is their classic Spicy Chili with less than half the salt.

Amy's Organic Chili Reviews and Info - all vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free.Ingredients: organic red beans, organic onions, filtered water, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), organic bell peppers, organic sweet rice flour, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic jalapeño peppers, organic spices, organic garlic, sea salt, organic black pepper. contains soy.

Nutrition (per cup): 310 calories, 9g fat, 40g carbs, 9g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 16g protein.*

Amy's Organic Chili

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The Facts on Amy’s Organic Chili

Price: $2.88 per can

Availability: Amy’s Organic Chili is sold at grocers throughout the U.S. They have excellent distribution. You can also purchase it online from Amazon.

Certifications: Amy’s Organic Chili is Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, and Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amy’s Organic Chili is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, vegetarian. Select varieties are also soy-free.*

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

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Our favorite canned chili

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July 19, 2020

The price has gone up quite a bit over the years, so we don’t buy it as often. But I still like having some Amy’s Chili on hand. It’s delicious and easy. I only wish they had a Mild variety.

Alisa Fleming

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2 Comments

  1. Same here! I sometimes get the Spicy and it’s super mild, always need to add a sliced jalapeño and good quality “very spicy” hot sauce. I think the medium is about as mild at ketchup… actually I don’t taste even a tiny bit of spice in any of them.

  2. 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 🙂