Peas in guac? Obama votes no: Peas In Guacamole

Published: July 1, 2015

Peas in guac? Obama votes no: Peas In Guacamole, Wow, America, you really feel strongly about your guacamole.

The New York Times discovered just how strongly when it suggested that green peas be added to guacamole.

“Adding fresh English peas to what is an otherwise fairly traditional guacamole is one of those radical moves that is also completely obvious after you taste it,” the article begins.

Twitter went mad.

President Obama chimed in (not a fan), as did Jeb Bush (also not a fan).

First, California’s epic drought has been drying up avocado supplies across the country. Avocado prices have been increasing, and fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill said it would consider getting rid of avocados temporarily if costs continued to rise.

Now the New York Times is basically axing the buttery treat out of guacamole, proposing an alternative ingredient instead: peas.

Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us.

— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2015
New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark has sparked outrage across social media after publishing a recipe that calls for English peas to be added into a traditional guacamole dish.

In the column she writes, “The peas add intense sweetness and a chunky texture to the dip, making it more substantial on the chip.”

Ah — isn’t a bowl of mashed peas just a more exciting version of mushy peas?

Besides adding sweetness to the dish, Clark was insistent that the peas would also add a vibrant green color to the dish as well. “Pea guacamole keeps its bright hue in the fridge for a few days without turning brown around the edges,” she writes.

But, can’t one just add the avocado seed into the guacamole dish before serving it to keep the dish from browning?

The thought of tainting guacamole with a subpar vegetable enraged guacamole pursuits.

The official Twitter account for the Republican Party of Texas basically insisted the New York Times was inciting war against the Lone Star State.

The @nytimes declared war on Texas when they suggested adding green peas to guacamole.

— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) July 1, 2015
Former Florida Gov. and GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush was beside himself when the guacamole news broke.

You don’t put peas in guacamole

— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 1, 2015
The situation got so dire that even President Barrack Obama weighed in during his #AskPOTUS Twitter chat on Wednesday. A person online asked the President if he agreed with the changes by the New York Times.

#AskPOTUS Do you agree with the @nytimes about putting peas in guacamole? If yes, why?

— JustinGreen∞ (@JGreenDC) July 1, 2015
President Obama preferred the classic recipe.

respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac. onions, garlic, hot peppers. classic.

— President Obama (@POTUS) July 1, 2015
Nice try New York Times, but the rest of America simply isn’t buying this mushy peas hybrid guacamole anytime soon.


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