Here’s What Your Choice of Chili Says About Your Life

updated Jun 8, 2019
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In a world full of chili recipes, you have a choice to make on cold, winter nights. Do you choose to get visibly upset at the idea of beans in your chili (you purist!), or do you pine after that sweet and saucy bowl of Cincinnati chili?

Now, there’s no wrong way to stuff your face with chili, but it does, in fact, say a lot about you as a person. What is your favorite kind of chili? Make your choice, then read on to see what this important life decision says about you as a person.

Here is what your chili choice says about you.

→ Chili with ground beef and lots of beans.

You’re a strongheaded individual that loves shopping at places like Trader Joe’s and Gap (trusty, and classic). You don’t take a lot of risks in life, but you’re very happy. You have a core group of friends, and love your family more than anything in the world. A typical weekend for you might be hitting the gym and sitting on your couch with your significant other and watching Netflix.

→ Purist Chili

If you’re a Chili Purist, you value authenticity and truth in advertising. You are deeply passionate about your job, which probably has something to do with journalism or the sciences. You’re also a minimalist. The walls in your home are white and clean, and you always make your bed. You don’t own any animals because they are messy.

Cincinnati Chili (Image credit: Faith Durand)

→ XXX-Style Chili

You take pride from where you’re from, and you don’t care who knows it. The last time your local college football team made it to the championships, you and your buddies went on a round trip and tailgated for like, a week. Your team lost, which you were upset about, so you got into a shouting match with one of the referees after the game. It was totally epic.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili (Image credit: Emma Christensen)

→ White Chicken Chili

You’re a creative person that enjoys black and white movies, traveling, and scrolling through Pinterest for design ideas. You decided to start a garden in your small kitchen about a month ago, but so far you only have one small pot of mint and some wilted basil. You love animals, but are allergic to cats, which you have a hard time accepting.

Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili (Image credit: Faith Durand)

→ Vegetarian or Vegan Chili

You’re a free spirit with a sharp mind and a curious soul. You have opinions about things, and you don’t care who knows it. Your ideal Saturday is cooking for friends and having deep conversations into the night with moody glasses of red wine. You’re all about keeping things cozy and tranquil at home, but you tend to get a little crazy when you go out.

→ Chili that has some weird grain like quinoa or bulgur

You are happiest when everything in your life is balanced. If you go drinking with friends one night, you should stay home, drink tea, and rest the next night. It’s important that you take care of yourself, otherwise you get a little crazy and emotional and maybe even mean. You live on your yoga mat and drink lots of kombucha when you’re not eating quinoa.

→ Chili with a pasta surprise

You are the Ina Garten of your friend group. You are an optimist, and always know how to make the best of a situation. You probably work for a non-profit where you help children reach their potential. You have already met your soulmate, and his or her name is probably Jeffrey.

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→ If you have no soul and don’t like eating chili

You must have done something horrible in a past life, because you are lonely and often miserable. You might have recently lost your job, so you probably just bum around at home with your imaginary cats. You love eating dry cereal for every meal. Your favorite cereal is probably Lucky Charms, but only the marshmallow part.

Easy Turkey Chili with Kale (Image credit: Emma Christensen)

→ Turkey Chili

You’re athletic with the drive of a tiger chasing after his next meal. You wake up at dawn with a smile, put on your running shoes, pound an espresso, and frolic in the woods for hours. You keep to yourself and are a little unassuming, even though you probably work harder than all of your colleagues. You are rarely sad, and your best friend is your dog.