Fake chile to become hot goods

Fake chile to become hot goods

There are 11 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Mar 13, 2011, titled Fake chile to become hot goods. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Those who lie about serving world-famous New Mexico chile could be in hot water.

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Since: Aug 10

Roswell, GA

#1 Mar 13, 2011
I think the greatest danger is from outside the state. Is there any way for the state to protect itself from those outside New Mexico who are claiming (falsely) to be selling Hatch chile? Is this an appropriate role for the federal government?
countryboy

Middletown, OH

#2 Mar 13, 2011
we pay taxes for this garbage!!!! come on now this has gone to far...I lived in new mexico 20 years and have eaten alot of chile peppers but i dont see what makes hatch chile any better than the others grown. hell if you know your chile you know hatch chile's are different in taste and texture as any good cook would know. let them try to enforce this law, what a bunch of jackasses....
ITOLDYOU

United States

#3 Mar 13, 2011
countryboy wrote:
we pay taxes for this garbage!!!! come on now this has gone to far...I lived in new mexico 20 years and have eaten alot of chile peppers but i dont see what makes hatch chile any better than the others grown. hell if you know your chile you know hatch chile's are different in taste and texture as any good cook would know. let them try to enforce this law, what a bunch of jackasses....
Our governemnt can perform a number of tests, including DNA. The further you are from Mexico, the harder it is to get really good chiles like the ones grown in Hatch.
kma

Farmington, NM

#4 Mar 13, 2011
We have a state full of illegal's and this is what we agree on. You all need to be removed from office.
Cheeky Little Train

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Mar 13, 2011
countryboy wrote:
hell if you know your chile you know hatch chile's are different in taste and texture as any good cook would know. let them try to enforce this law, what a bunch of jackasses....
It's called a "protected designation of origin" and is enforceable like any other trademark--Idaho potatoes and Florida oranges are two other examples of them.
Former Resident

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Mar 13, 2011
I've moved to Arizona, and it would be great to be able to find and buy authentic fresh Hatch chile here. Grocery stores and restaurants sell the CA grown Anaheim peppers that have no flavor and no heat whatsoever and call it "NM Hatch Chile".

I haven't found any good Mexican food at all in Phoenix yet. ;0(

“Irony, metaphor, film @ eleven”

Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#7 Mar 13, 2011
You can taste the difference... You can!!

Mesilla Valley/Hatch Valley has a very distinct flavor missing in other chile. Do an A-B test.

Too bad many don't know a shoe from a glove when
it comes to the difference worth paying for. Or at least GETTING what you paid for.

It's like a real NIKE shoe or a counterfeit made
in Mexico or China.

When you have a high speed blow-out and sprain your ankle jogging is when you find out.

The real deal is always the real deal.
Fake is fake.
Tired of Government Bull

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Mar 13, 2011
I like green chili just a much as any other New Mexican but... Come on!!!

The economy is in the toilet, illegal aliens are getting drivers licenses, MAJOR budget shortage issues abound. They are spending money and time on this crap?????????

“Irony, metaphor, film @ eleven”

Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#9 Mar 14, 2011
Tired of Government Bull wrote:
I like green chili just a much as any other New Mexican but... Come on!!!
The economy is in the toilet, illegal aliens are getting drivers licenses, MAJOR budget shortage issues abound. They are spending money and time on this crap?????????
You are in Arizona. And Arizona grows hoooow much chile?

If you are saying all green chile compares all green chile alike is like calling all brown people Mexican.

I think you can get your mind around that.
Fed up in NM

El Paso, TX

#10 Mar 14, 2011
Former Resident wrote:
I've moved to Arizona, and it would be great to be able to find and buy authentic fresh Hatch chile here. Grocery stores and restaurants sell the CA grown Anaheim peppers that have no flavor and no heat whatsoever and call it "NM Hatch Chile".
I haven't found any good Mexican food at all in Phoenix yet. ;0(
And you never will in Phoenix. But you can get Hatch chile shipped to you.
http://www.hatchmexicanfood.com/

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#11 Mar 14, 2011
I knew it! When I was shopping in Hatch, I had an eerie feeling come over me. A voice said, "Bellcrank, these chiles were smuggled in from Phoenix." I...I feel so cheap, now.

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