Cincinnati is known for Chili.
Anyone who lives in Cincinnati can tell you that chili is a part of the foundation of what makes this city so unique. It’s just like when someone says Chicago you think of pizza or Philly, a cheesesteak. Cincinnati, you think of chili. And not just any old chili…because unlike Chicago or Philly where the pizza and phillys all taste the same, where you get your Chili in this city matters.
The Gold Star Difference.
As a native Cincinnatian, I grew up on Gold Star Chili. At least one day a week I ate there in high school with friends. And now that I have 3 small kiddos, my family and I eat there an embarrassing number of times. However, recently I have made some drastic changes to my diet which included going soy and gluten free as well as reducing my intake of red meat… As a chili lover, this has been difficult. When I first heard Gold Star was going to offer a vegetarian chili, I was honestly not too optimistic. I quickly imagined tofu chunks. Ugh. Run! But when I was challenged to try it to see if I could taste the difference, I had to give it a shot. After all, Gold Star is like family to us and we never shut the door on family.
Tested and approved.
So I tested the waters… And Gold Star for the win again!! I put the new vegetarian chili side by side with their regular chili and I couldn’t tell a difference. Smell? Same. Taste? Same. Texture? Same. Who knew that a soy- free, gluten-free, meat-free, pea-based chili could be so good? And you know what, I wasn’t alone! We even brought in tiniest and pickiest of mouthes and all agreed, this chili rocks just as much as the mothership.
Available all year!
Gold Star went through great lengths to get their new vegetarian chili recipe just perfect just in time for the lenten season! And after all that work, this bad boy is going to stay on the menu all year! So meat lovers and vegetarians unite and enjoy this Cincinnati favorite 365 days a year!
I challenge you to try it for yourself and see if you can taste the difference!
Thank you to Gold Star Chili for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.