It’s on: There is now a green chile beef between NM and CO

by Amanda Push

We all knew this day would come eventually, and here it is. There is now a war of the green chile variety between Colorado Governor Jared Polis and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and it is fire.

This social media battle was initiated by Polis after Whole Foods Market announced it would be stocking Pueblo Chile in Colorado. This is what Polis had to say about it on Facebook:

“About time! Whole Foods Market will soon offer Pueblo Chile, widely acknowledged as the best chile in the world, in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Whole Foods will stock 125,000 pounds of Pueblo Chile in Colorado, Kansas, Idaho and Utah. New Mexico stores will unfortunately not be offering the best chile and will instead keep offering inferior New Mexico chile.”

Understandably on the defensive for her state’s infamous food, Grisham was having none of it.

“If Pueblo chile were any good, it would have been on national shelves before now. If Colorado wants to go chile to chile, no question that New Mexico can bring the heat – Hatch chile is, has always been and will always be the greatest in the world,” she fired back on Twitter.

Not to be outdone, Polis responded with, “I agree with @GovMLG on a lot of things, but we disagree on this one. I challenge @GovMLG to a chile taste-off in Trinidad! Let’s put this to the test.”

According to Westword, this is not the first time the two have sparred when it comes to chile. Back when Polis first got elected in January, Grisham low key shaded him in her congratulatory remarks on social media.

“Congratulations to @jaredpolis, the newly inaugurated Governor of Colorado! I look forward to working together and growing the partnership between New Mexico and Colorado. As long as you remember that our green chile is the best…”

As DGO Mag is sandwiched right between New Mexico and the rest of Colorado we feel we can’t pick a side. HOWEVER, we would be open to Polis’s chile taste-off challenge because, frankly, this beef needs to be settled.

Amanda Push


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