Pueblo or Hatch chiles? This was the topic of discussion of a heated Twitter debate between Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has rekindled flame-throwing rhetoric with our neighbors to the south.
It started last week when Polis posted a Facebook message applauding Whole Foods, which is now exclusively selling Pueblo chiles at its Rocky Mountain stores.
The governor wrote it was “about time” Whole Foods stores gave their customers in Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Kansas what’s “widely acknowledged as the best chile in the world.”
But then he took the inflammatory talk one step further.
“New Mexico stores will unfortunately not be offering the best chile and will instead keep offering inferior New Mexico chile,” Polis wrote.
Well, it wasn’t long before the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper picked up on Polis’ post and asked New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who served in Congress with Polis, if she had any thoughts.
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. https://t.co/zBkkUPJPxL
— Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (@GovMLG) July 10, 2019
This obviously backfired on Colorado governor…