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Sep 18, 2010 07:38 AM

Still looking for Stagg chili

A few years ago I posted a message looking for Stagg chili in the Philadelphia area (suburbs, south
jersey, etc.). I received several responses - Costco, Pathmark but neither of them actually carried the product. I am still looking and wondered if any Chowhound fans have seen Stagg anywhere. I'll travel for it. For those of you who don't know Stagg chili - It's a canned chili made in CA. A number of years ago Hormel bought the company but they have not interfered with the product. I know I can buy Stagg chili directly from Hormel but it is quite costly that way. But it's what I will have to resort to if there really is nowhere to buy Stagg in the Philadelphia (or tri-state) area. I can't be the only one who loves and eats this chili! Or am I?

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  1. Why not just purchase it online?

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    1. re: crazyspice

      I could do that. it would be about $43/case of 12. A can of Stagg chili sells for $1.99 in the store. Big difference

    2. would it make sense for me to purchase a case here and ground-freight it to you? I can't go to a store without running into the stuff. my favorite is green chile...

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      1. re: mamachef

        That is very sweet. you must be west of the Mississippi. Last year, while my daughter still lived in CA., she sent me 6 cans for my birthday. The chili was cheap but the shipping was a fortune. It probably would cost almost as much as buying it straight from Hormel. But if you're ever driving to Philadelphia I would take you up on your offer. Thanks mucho. And, by the way, Classic is my chili of choice.

      2. Do you find Stagg chili to help get the "creative juices" flowing when writing that all important next novel? You are that Jennifer Weiner, aren't you?

        just kidding

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        1. re: RitterSportRules

          LOL...i thought the same thing....just finished the lastest novel so it was on my mind!

          1. re: RitterSportRules

            no, but she does live around the corner from me. she probably wouldn't know stagg chili from a stag guy.

          2. i thought I saw it at Genardis in Cherry Hill a while back. Maybe give them a call.

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            1. re: mschow

              checked there last year. no go. but thanks

            2. Well, if you don't mind a 108-oz can, you can order from Amazon. A lot of times they ship orders over $25 free. Not sure what you'd do with 108 ounces though--repack in containers and freeze?


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              1. re: gaffk

                That's a great idea, especially if you freeze it in Zip-locks, flat on cookie sheets. Then they'd be stackable and take up a lot less room.