6star, good info on SNS! o SNS does not have use the "sweet spices", and could be called Illinois multi way??
Jim, if you read the whole chili thread, here at Roadfood, you will find LOTS of discussion about the "real chili" and "beans in chlili" topic. There is no agreement. Cincy chili can have beans. Illinois chili can have beans. That said, real Texas chili has no beans. Other styles of chili may not have beans. No beans about it! [;)]