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Carroll Shelby’s Original Texas Chili Kit 3.65 oz

(34 customer reviews)


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Carroll Shelby’s three individual seasoning packets allow you to “fix it hot or mild”–spices, cayenne pepper, masa flour.

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34 reviews for Carroll Shelby’s Original Texas Chili Kit 3.65 oz

  1. Lea Ann Green

    I have been using this chili for 20 years plus, edit is absolutely delicious. What I just bought is disgusting tasting I can’t even kill it with ketchup. I thought it was the jalapeños. I always put it in. I pulled those all out. Put put salt and sea salt in that didn’t help, I don’t know what to do but it taste terrible. It’s an edible. I don’t think the animals outside would eat it. It’s terrible really sad never buy it again. I would zero rate this if you had zero. And you’re pathetic. Responses to everybody is pathetic. What you need to do. Is send some information on how to throw something in it to make it edible.

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Lea,

      We are so sorry that you had this experience with Carroll Shelby’s Chili. Your information was forwarded to our Consumer Affairs Department. Someone will be reaching out to help.

  2. Yvonne Yaunk

    This has been my go to chili seasoning for many years, we all loved it. Last 2 boxes are NOT the same. New mfg. can say nothing has changed all they want but something definitely changed. I never used the mesa flour, salt or red pepper – only the chili seasoning. It’s different. The chili taste is nearly non existent. This was the last package of Carrol Shelby’s I will ever buy. You guys messed up a good thing!

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Yvonne, We’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent Carroll Shelby Chili purchase. We’ve forwarded your information on to our Consumer Affairs department. Someone will be reaching out. Thanks for being a loyal Carroll Shelby consumer.

  3. Gayle Gramling

    Does not taste or look the same! It looks much darker and taste completely different, I’ve been using the same chili mix for over 20 years, my family always request it starting in October but I didn’t get to the store until November and here I am making it and yuck! I decided to serve it and not say anything and all three said why didn’t you use the mix we always had, well I did and it’s edible but I will never buy this product again. At first I thought maybe I used an expired can of tomato sauce but that wasn’t it

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Gayle, We are so sorry that you had the experience with Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kit. Your information was forwarded to our Consumer Affairs Department. Someone will be reaching out. Thanks for being a loyal Carroll Shelby’s Chili user!

  4. John Long

    Awesome Stuff!! I’ve been using this Chili seasoning for 20 years! Love it!!

  5. CJ

    It wasn’t broke. Sad it was changed 🙁

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi CJ, Thanks for reaching out. We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with Carroll Shelby’s Chili. Your information was forwarded to our Consumer Relations Department. Someone will be reaching out via email. Or you can give them a call at 1-800-535-1961 service@reilyproducts.com. Thanks for being a loyal chili consumer.

  6. Kenny S

    Once this Chili was acquired by Reilly Products, some cost cutting and prices were raised. I missed having a separate salt packet to monitor my sodium. Also, the product does not taste as good as I remembered or might be because the price went up 50% at all the stores..back to making my own or using McCormick for $1.00.

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Kenny, Thanks for reaching out. We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with Carroll Shelby’s Chili. Your information was forwarded to our Consumer Relations Department. Someone will be reaching out via email. Or you can give them a call at 1-800-535-1961 service@reilyproducts.com. Thanks for being a loyal chili consumer.

  7. Paul

    You have ruined my go to Chili mix. For many of us who watch our salt intake, this was the one and only mix out there that let the US salt to taste. Did you save that much money blending the salt in the mix? Now I have to go back to blending my own. So many years with your brand…..now its gone. Progress?

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Paul, In 2017 the salt packet was eliminated from the chili kit. In doing so we did not add or blend that quantity of salt into the chili packet. All of the other packets within the kit remained the same. You are good to continue using Carroll Shelby with a lower sodium level. Thank you for being a loyal Carroll Shelby Chili consumer!

  8. Andy

    Have to agree the taste is way different. It might be the salt, but I rarely used the salt packets before. The last two times have been a big disappointment. This was my go to chili mix.

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Andy, We’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your most recent Carroll Shelby’s Chili purchase. We appreciate all consumer feedback. Outside of the salt packet removal in 2017, there have been no changes to the ingredient formula. We will pass your comments on to the Operations Department for their review. Thanks for being a loyal Carroll Shelby’s Chili consumer.

  9. Larry Flajack

    Agree on different taste and also think it may be salt. Will have to try that next time and see what happens. Don’t see how how Reilly Co can tell long time users that ingredients haven’t changed. Unless the salt is premixed with the seasoning packers?

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Larry, We appreciate all consumer feedback and will certainly pass your concerns and suggestions on to the appropriate branding personnel. There is some salt included in the large chili packet. Please contact our Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-535-1961. They will be happy to help you with your concerns. Thank you for being a loyal Carroll Shelby Chili user.

  10. JB

    Regarding change in taste. I have noticed slight change since salt packets were eliminated. For us just the right of salt. We now guess and sometimes forget to add.

    Been using for over 35 Years since our boys were young. They are all in 40’s and come over whenever they know Mom and Dad are cooking up.

  11. S.M

    Has the recipe recently changed? I have been using the chili mix for years, but the last two batches I made recently did not taste like normal. This has been my go to chill mix, but I am going to have to find something else if the next batch does not taste as go as previous years.

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Sam, We are sorry that you were disappointed with your last two batches of Carroll Shelby Chili. The ingredient formula for the product has not changed. We will definitely forward your concerns on to our Quality Control department for review.


    I have been using your chili kits since the 70’s. I won’t use anything else. I do miss the little bags that you used to have.

  13. Curtis Strath

    I used to live in California and made chili with your kit. But I have moved to Vancouver,Canada now and can’t find the product here can I order it on line from your company and have it shipped to Canada?

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Curtis, Our mail order department does not ship to Canada, but you can certainly purchase Carroll Shelby’s Chili through our Amazon Store Page – Carroll Shelby Chili and have it shipped to Canada. Do chili right!

  14. Neil Holmes (verified owner)

    I love it! I flesh it out with stewed tomatoes with chilis, a few cloves of minced garlic, 2 jalapeños, 2 Anaheim chilis, 2 red bell peppers, a big chopped onion and a couple cans of kidney beans – oh yeah, I double the amount of cayenne pepper too. The smell fills up the whole house!

    • Reily Foods Company

      YUMMY! Thanks for sharing how you Fix It Hot!

  15. Nelle Setay

    The ONLY chili I will make. My family loves it. I use ground turkey instead of ground beef and add-in n black beans. I serve it over rice with sour cream and finely shredded mexican cheese blend. If I’m really inspired I’ll make corn bread to go with it. Delicious.
    Sadly, it’s become very difficult to find in my local stores. I haven’t been able to find it lately which is so disappointing. I’ll keep searching but may have to make an online order to get my fix. I don’t understand why it’s so hard to find locally lately.

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Nelle, Sorry that you have been having a hard time locating Carroll Shelby’s Chili. Try our Find A Store feature for a store nearest you. https://carrollshelbyschili.com/stores And if all else fails you can always order it from us online. Thanks!

  16. faith linden

    I am very disappointed that Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kit is no longer available at Walmart or any store near me. I live in very rural southwestern Missouri and have bought this chili kit since it came in brown bags! When my husband died almost two years ago I stopped cooking but recently decided to make chili. I was surprised and dismayed to not find the kit at Walmart or any store in my area. Whatever is the issue with Walmart needs to be resolved so the customer does not become the victim of feuds between your company and Walmart! And buying it online does not solve my problem of making chili tonight. It is bad company policy to force loyal customers to purchase your product online. I will not do it no matter how great Carroll Shelby’s Chili kit is or used to be, for all I know.

    • Reily Foods Company

      Hi Faith, Thank you for contacting us. We’re so sorry you weren’t able to find Carroll Shelby’s Chili at your local Walmart. Unfortunately for us all Walmart stopped carrying the product some time back. Checking our find-a-store feature I see several retailers in southwestern Missouri that should have it in-store, Price Chopper, SuperTarget, Harps, HyVee. By entering your zip code into the find-a-store feature you will be able to locate stores in your specific area. https://reilyproducts.com/find-a-store/.

  17. Stacy Burr

    Love this stuff. I wish I could still get it at my hometown grocery store. Ordering some today!

  18. Jo Hicks

    I am a cook that cooks from scratch butCarroll Shelby is like scratch cooking l won’t use anything else

  19. Allison Perez

    I’ve used this for 18 years and my family loves my chili. Best kit ever!

  20. Jill O Wolber

    I have used this chili mix for over 20+ years, and I just love it. I add a can of tomatoes, kidney beans, green peppers, onions, and about 1/2 cup of ketchup. I always get great reviews from friends and family for this delicious chili. I recently made the Chicken Chili mix for my son and his girlfriend since they don’t eat meat, and they loved it as well. Please keep sending these kits to my local Meijer store. Thank you

  21. susan cray

    My mom made this for us when i was a teen. Loved it (now in my 60’s) love it …just tried the white chicken chili and could now believe how good it was. will not disappoint even with the small spice packet not too hot. i just ran out. will order onn line since last two times could not find at my store.

  22. Jane

    Love the flavor of Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kit.

  23. leo vatkin

    best chili mix out there. kind of like a blank canvas that you work on to make it even better!!

  24. Sandra Windle

    Received my Chili Kit fix it hot or mild as a gift used it right away and it was absolutely delicious.

  25. Margaret Lyons

    This is by far the most amazing chili mix. I’ve been using it for years. You won’t be disappointed.

  26. keith Mullins

    I’ve used this chili mix for over 20 yrs. The best! Now I my local Wal-Mart will quit being “out of stock” of this for months on end….

  27. Bill McGuire

    I don’t know exactly how long I’ve been using this box & recipe, but at least 15 yrs. I am now passing it along to my niece who is studying hard in her nursing school. I made up a batch on Sunday last, and have had it every night for dinner with Fritos added, as is my preference. This was about the best batch I have made in many years, as I was married to a woman who didn’t like the Cayenne pepper pack added. So, without her in my life, I was able to add it and wow, what I’ve been missing out on! I chopped up half a yellow onion, a Red Bell Pepper, and a Green Bell Pepper, along with a can of Kidney Beans and a can of regular diced Tomatoes, tomato sauce of course, too. And I only used about a fourth of the flour packet, not making it too thick. It was wonderful. So, I want to order a box, which I will split with my niece. Thanks.

  28. Don Fort

    Haven’t used anything else since. I love it!

  29. Cindy Farlett

    I’m having a lot of trouble finding this in our local grocery stores all of the sudden. The secret must be out about how amazing this recipe is. I have used it for years.

  30. LS

    This is the best chili kit on the market. My family will not eat any other brand of chili mix. It’s a shame that WalMart has dropped this brand. Now, I’ll have to drive 50 miles one way just to get the best chili kit!!

  31. Rebecca Lilge

    Why are you not for sale in walmart any longer? I love your product also I miss the paper bag containers loved em thanks

  32. Edee McBride

    Can’t always find it but I try to keep it on hand. NothinNothing beats it. The best chili ever.

  33. Wendy Kelly

    Love this mix. Have tried the others and just can’t compare!

  34. Tina D Williams

    This is awesome stuff!!

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