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Skyline chili lover-Raleigh, NC

I am looking for a place I could buy cans of Skyline Chili...Their website is very overpriced.

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  1. I have seen it in the freezer case in Harris-Teeter here in Winston-Salem. I can't vouch for its authenticity or quality, however.

    1. can skyline chili be overpriced? i'm getting desparate at this point and am considering buying from the website (and maybe throw in some chocolate chocolate chip from graeters).

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      1. re: syzafar

        I think you might be better off making your own,,The Frugel Gourmey had a recipe years ago and it was great,,Ive tried the frozen concoction from the grocery stores and it wasnt very good,,,

        1. re: orzobino

          i find the freezer better than canned. personally. they definitely taste different. i can get both at krogers here in richmond. i know friends got them in harris teeters in charlottesville.

          there is a blue packet/can of cincinnati style for make your own that i like too. i used to make it a lot with turkey when i didn't eat red meat.

          i've also found that grocery stores can get things for you if you ask.

          1. re: AMFM

            it looks like there are krogers in your area. because it is a cincy based grocery store i've never met one that didn't have at LEAST the frozen. bet at least one in town has the cans too. they can be hard to find though. call and ask. and if for some reason they don't i KNOW they'll get it if you ask. kroger's as a company carries it.

      2. I have ordered a case of cans from the Kroger near 54 and Fayetteville in Durham a number of times. It comes out pretty authentic.....the hard part is getting the right cheese consistency.

        1. I had the frozen stuff. Never again. Awful.

          Try finding a recipe on-line.

          1. Have you tried the Cincinatti chili at Hard Times chili place in Glenwood South? Maybe it is closer than buying frozen?

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            1. re: VaNC

              No. Don't bother. The majority of Harris Teeters and Krogers throughout NC have the frozen kind, with spaghetti and w/out (better, imho) and some Krogers have the canned. The frozen is usually near the frozen cheeseburgers.

            2. Actually, The Joy of Cooking has a great recipe for it. I'm from Cincinnati, but now live in New York, so I miss the stuff like crazy. Make a big pot of it, eat as much as you can, then freeze the rest for future 3-ways.

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              1. re: Abita7

                The JOC recipe ain't half bad, but it's not the genuine article - and neither is the frozen stuff. Being from SW Ohio, and having tried most of the options, I've settled on the frozen but remain unsatisfied. I even booked mt flights through CVG but they even only have Gold Star (I know, blasphemy, but you gotta do what you gotta do....). Oh what I would do for 3 Coneys and a Mountain Dew! Regardless, I now live in Chapel Hill and have turned my attention towards BBQ in lieu of chili. Here's to the local goods!

                1. re: Abita7

                  Being from Texas and now living in North Carolina, saying 'Chili' or 'Barbecue' will often get as many different opinions as there are people as to what's the best. That said, I saw a recipe for 5-way on Cooks Country TV this weekend and wondered if any afficianados had tried it and if you had any thoughts about its authenticity.


                  1. You will pay through the nose whether you purchase any of the canned product. My parents used to ship me the best canned Cincinnati chili - Stegner's; however, they went out of business in 2003.

                    What I now do is to purchase the Cincinnati Recipe Chili Mix, which is available at many Kroger's stores ($1.09) or call 1-800-443-4371 and on line at


                    One package makes two quarts.

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                    1. re: jlawrence01

                      it is good. and when i was on a no red meat kick in my youth i used to make it with ground turkey. not the SAME but healthier and still really good.