Cincinnati Spice Mix

(5 customer reviews)


This style of chili, first served in 1922 in Cincinnati Ohio spawned the great chili parlor chains of the mid-west. Our secret spice blend allows you to faithfully re-create the Queen city’s favorite dish. The Hard Times Cincinnati chili has received accolades from Cincinnati Magazine, Ohio Magazine, Cincinnati Enquirer and the Dayton Daily News.

Buy in bulk and save! Case prices are discounted and contain 24 spice boxes.

1 box seasons 5lbs. of meat.

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Weight 4.48 oz
Dimensions 2.75 × 4.375 × 1.5 in
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5 reviews for Cincinnati Spice Mix

  1. KAWilson

    Love this spice mix. Members of my family have been using it for years. I always get compliments. I don’t follow recipe on box, which is heavy on meat and not much sauce. I add crushed tomatoes, onion, beans, etc. for my chili. Besides chili powder, cayenne, and garlic, this has added hints of cumin, oregano, cinnamon.

  2. Holly

    I use to work near one of your restaurants and fell in love with your Cincinnati chili. I’ve tried many Cincinnati chili recipes over the years but they never came close to being half as good as yours. When I found your seasoning mix I nearly jumped for joy. While it’s not as good as the stuff in your restaurant it is by far the best chili I’ve ever made

  3. Elvis

    Total retro for us to think of Hard Times Alexandria and their great Cincinnati Chili. Used to be a regular haunt back in the day. Came here online looking for the recipe. Thrilled to buy your Chili spice pack.

  4. Megan McMahon (verified owner)

    It has been just over 15 years since we moved from MD/DC area to FL but we have never stopped missing Hard Times Cincinnati chili. We used to visit several of the locations in that area. As others have stated earlier, I have tried several recipes but none could compare until I purchased the Hard Times Cincinnati spice mix. Thanks for making this available to your loyal, but too-far-to visit customers!

  5. Fred Lear (verified owner)

    I was never a Chili fan until the mid 80’s when I had been going to Hard Times Herndon for a few years. I colleague suggested I try the chili sampler and I fell in Love with the Cincinnati Chili. Hard Times Cincinnati Chili is the best ever Chili! From the hint of Cinnamon to the spicy flavors, I have elevated Hard Times and Cincinnati Chili my all time Favorite Restaurant and my Favorite Food! It was a sad day when they shut down the Herndon location, as I sat at the bar eating my last ever bowl of Cincinnati chili from their pots. I was super surprised I could make it at home. Not at a 10 rating as Hard Times prepares the chili, but at a solid 9.5. I pray for a resurgence in the Hard Times Chili Parlors of the 80’s!

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