I realize that this is an old message. FWIT, S&F charges ?$8+, maybe $9 for the #10 can.
And, that said, frankly, I have to agree with an early poster that suggested something about Hormel’s being among the worst chilis (no beans) available. Particularly for a dog topping, is has a couple of problems: The ‘filled’ meat chunks are a little large for dog topping use. (You could reduce them with a boat motor blender, but why bother?) Second, the stiff just does not have enough FLAVOR for use as a primary dog condiment. Enhancements are certanly possible, but if you go to that much trouble, you might consider making your own chili sauce.
I;m not a commercial operator and will not become one. That said, I’m a big fan of Chili Dogs and Chili [fill the blank], but live where none such is available. I’ve been trying to make a Chili Sauce of my own [freezer capable] but with modest to poor results. If you have had any success, let’s talk. I’m glad to share my experience to date.
If you have started your Dog Business, best wishes…
I ended up getting Chef Mate Hot Dog Chili sauce in #10 cans for 7.96. Believe it or not my people love it straight out of the can. After 1st week I ‘doctored’ it a bit with some suggestions from here. People said did you change your recipe, it tastes different, I really liked the recipe you first used. So I quit trying to improve it. One guy actually said there was a store in NJ that was known for it’s chili dogs and this is as close he’s come to it since moving out here! Who’s to figure? Maybe we just don’t have refined taste buds here in the great midwest. Before I started I had 4 different taste tests with 18 different people. In 3 out of the 4 tests, Nathans finished last and next to last on the other. This is out of 5 different dogs each time. I have been on the streets for over 2 months with a small cart.