In 1906, John Walker of the Walker Chili Company developed Mexene® Chili Powder in a small South Texas town. The flavor was designed to duplicate the popular taste of chili made by cowboys and quickly received critical acclaim by notable chili chefs in the surrounding area. With this widespread notoriety, Mexene soon became the chili powder of choice for real Texas Chili.

Well, it’s hard to improve on perfection, and that’s why our Mexene Chili Powder recipe hasn’t changed a bit for over 100 years. In fact, we still only use the best, sun-ripened, pre-frost chili peppers blended with our secret mix of cumin, oregano, and garlic.

Mexene Chili Powder, “The Chili Champions' Choice,” is endorsed every year by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI), and has been used in every winning recipe in the last decade at the World Championship Chili Cookoff in Terlingua, Texas. That’s why chili enthusiasts far and wide know it’s not real Texas Chili without Mexene.