The chili passed the test. The hubby really liked it and had two bowls. You would never know the pumpkin was in there unless the cook told you. Which, by the way, I did not tell...lol. It was different but not because of the pumpkin. The chili sauce (2 bottles) made it very sweet and mildly spicy. While it would not take the place of my favorite chili recipes, I would make it again.
And by the way, the pumpkin cookies were delicious.