All were tangy, most were mild, and a few were somewhat on the spicy side.
Aside from their delicious taste, the common denominator behind the recent Chili Cookoff held at the First United Church of Christ in Palmerton was its worthwhile cause.
Hosted by Family Promise of Carbon County, the purpose of the event was "to have a fun day," said Robert Fatzinger, executive director, of the organization.
In all, seven batches of chili were entered into the competition, and were judged according to color, aroma, consistency, taste and aftertaste on a scale of zero to 10.
Judges included Sky Fogal, co-president of Family Promise of Carbon County; Terry Ahner, TIMES NEWS reporter; and Henry Long Jr., a member of the Perseverance Jazz Band.
Afterward, it was time for members of the congregations that participate in the Family Promise program, to eat some delicious chili.
Blocks From Down Under, L.L.C. of Lehighton, donated a set of handmade wooden blocks to the organization. Rachel Kroboth, owner, said she was glad to be able to make the donation.
The Perseverance Jazz Band performed throu