Cans of Skyline Chili Accidentally Filled with Cream of Chicken Soup

Some Skyline fans got a real surprise when they opened their can of chili.

click to enlarge This chili ain't chili. - PHOTO: FSIS.USDA.GOV
Photo: fsis.usda.gov
This chili ain't chili.

If you were one of the 100% of Cincinnatians making Skyline dip ahead of the Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl game on Sunday, you may have been slightly confused when you popped your can of chili from the grocery store and saw what looked like Velveeta cheese instead of the usual liquid meat mixture.

It happened to multiple Cincinnati Reddit users, who took to the platform to ask what the heck was inside their can of Skyline instead of Skyline. The answer: cream of chicken condensed soup.

Apparently, more than 3,000 cans of chili were mislabeled by the canner.

In a statement to CityBeat, Skyline Vice President of Marketing Sarah Sicking, says:

“Morgan Foods, a major Midwest canner of grocery products, mistakenly mislabeled 3,360 cans of 10.5 oz. Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup  as 10.5 oz. Skyline Chili. The USDA has issued a recall of the cans. Consumers can identify the mislabeled 10.5 oz. Skyline Chili cans by looking at the bottom of the can and observing the code lettering 'UPY.' The recalled cans should be returned by consumers for purchase credit at the retail outlet where it was obtained.”

The USDA says the cans are being recalled due to "misbranding and undeclared allergens."

"The product contains milk, wheat, and soy, which are known allergens and are not declared on the product label," says the recall.

Look for cans of Skyline Original Chili labeled with lot code "L2121," product code "CHC8T UPY" and a best-by date of Dec. 21, 2023.  Customers can email [email protected]skylinechili.com with more questions.

And if you need a recipe for what the heck to do with cream of chicken condensed soup — because you can't make Skyline dip with it — may we suggest a casserole? Campbell's has an entire landing page dedicated to recipes utilizing the ingredient.

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