Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Product Review: Stagg Vegetable Garden Chili

Canned food, even at its healthiest, is never the healthiest choice. However, there are times when you simply need to have the quick fix for lunch or dinner. There are more and more canned food companies that are providing vegetarian and vegan choices.

One of those companies is Stagg Foods, manufacturer of the Stagg Chili brand. The company is out of Stockton, California and is for sure available in the United States and Canada. Their vegan product is Vegetable Garden Four Bean Chili. The stuff is tasty, healthy and a bit spicy.

The only questionable ingredient is 'natural butter flavour'. I assume that by the addition of 'flavour' to that ingredient it is some sort of synthetic additive and doesn't actually include dairy. The rest of the ingredients include: water, tomatoes, pink beans, black beans, kidney beans, corn, tomato paste, white beans, chili seasoning, dehydrated onions, dehydrated bell peppers, dehydrated tomatoes, spices and garlic powder.

The stuff is good and convenient. The price is slightly high at $2.99 per 425g can in Canada but still cheaper and healthier than fast food.

For more information, visit the Stagg Foods website.


  1. i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...

    Ms S.....,

    Thank you for contacting us about STAGG® VEGETABLE GARDEN® Chili. 
    The natural butter flavor used in this product comes from an enzymatic extraction of cream.  It is derived from an animal source.  
    Please feel free to contact us again if you have any further questions or comments.


    Consumer Response Specialist
    Ref # 197965

  2. Thanks for the info - this is bad news.

  3. oh no, not dairy!