Today is National Chili Day

(WCMH)– With snow expected in the forecast today, it seems appropriate to settle up with a big bowl of chili on National Chili Day.

According to Hormel Chili, American ate 118 million pounds of chili last year, with Columbus being ranked 46th in the country for cities that consume the most.

The Cincinnati/Dayton area came in fourth in the country, and Los Angeles was the number one city for consumption of chili last year, eating about 6.1 million pounds.

Here is the list of cities rank for chili consumption:

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  3. Houston, TX
  4. Cincinnati/Dayton, OH
  5. Phoenix/Tucson, AZ
  6. New Orleans, LA/Mobile, AL
  7. Birmingham/Montgomery, AL
  8. San Francisco/Oakland, CA
  9. Chicago, IL
  10. Seattle/Tacoma, WA
  11. Denver, CO
  12. Portland, OR
  13. Atlanta, GA
  14. St. Louis, MO
  15. New York, NY
  16. Detroit, MI
  17. Sacramento, CA
  18. Baltimore, MD/Washington D.C.
  19. Salt Lake City, UT
  20. San Diego, CA
  21. Oklahoma City, OK
  22. Las Vegas, NV
  23. Peoria/Springfield, IL
  24. Roanoke, VA
  25. Nashville, TN
  26. Knoxville, TN
  27. Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
  28. Indianapolis, IN
  29. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  30. Orlando, FL
  31. Tulsa, OK
  32. Philadelphia, PA
  33. Memphis, TN
  34. Raleigh/Greensboro, NC
  35. Richmond/Norfolk, VA
  36. Little Rock, AR
  37. Grand Rapids, MI
  38. Harrisburg/Scranton, PA
  39. Charlotte, NC
  40. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  41. Boston, MA
  42. Milwaukee, WI
  43. Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA
  44. Louisville, KY
  45. Kansas City, KS
  46. Columbus, OH
  47. Toledo, OH
  48. Spokane, WA
  49. Jacksonville, FL
  50. Omaha, NE


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