Are official “state flavors” a thing? What should New Mexico be?

November 21, 2022

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New Mexico should have an official state flavor, says state senator Bill Soules of Las Cruces.

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Photo by Phillip Larking on Unsplash

The flavor he has in mind is that of “roasted green chilies”, which is… actually a very good choice.

As New Mexico Agriculture Secretary Jeff Witte says the smell of roasting green chili peppers is “incomparable” and “unique to our state and brings that sense of home to people who have moved.” . Hard to argue with that!

I didn’t even know official state flavorings existed. Turns out… they’re not.

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Photo by Elly Johnson on Unsplash

A Google search for “official state aroma” and “official state scent” turned up nothing. EXCEPT the story we’re talking about here.

That doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. The first person to say, “What this state needs is an official bird” probably got a lot of funny looks.

Like I said, roasting green chiles is a really good choice for New Mexico. But are there any other Land of Enchantment smells that should be considered? Of course there are, otherwise I couldn’t extract 250 words from this article!


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Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash

1.) Desert after a rain

Anywhere in the desert smells really good after a rain, including El Paso. The one from New Mexico is perhaps a little sweeter.


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Photo by Budding. on Unsplash

2.) Speaking of “Sweet”

Marijuana has been recreational in New Mexico for a few months now.


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Photo by Budding. on Unsplash

3.) However, not everything is legal.

New Mexico has really honed in on its association with what some are calling “the greatest TV show of all time.” For that reason, “meth lab in a run-down RV” should at least be on the ballot.

Did I forget something? Also, what is YOUR official flavor of the State of origin be? Let me know in the comments!

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