If you've read my review of Skyline Chili you may be surprised that I give Gold Star the same rating. To me, they taste totally different and I crave them at different times. All of the compliments I gave to Skyline, I give to Gold Star. The chili is a different recipe and the noodles seem different as well. Even though Cincinnati is known for Skyline first, and then Gold Star, if you ate Gold Star only in your visit to our city I would say you haven't missed the boat.