The New York Times suggested adding peas to guacamole… and the Internet freaked out

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The New York Times had no idea the backlash it would receive after a seemingly innocuous recipe tweet.

The newspaper suggested adding English peas to your guacamole. The tweet had a photo and read “Trust Us.”

Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us.

— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2015

Immediately people began replying to the N.Y. Times with an overwhelmingly negative response.

@nytimes delete your account

— Dave Stroup (@DaveStroup) July 1, 2015

@nytimes Possibly the worst food advice ever.

— David Saleh Rauf (@davidSrauf) July 1, 2015

@nytimes 45 minutes to make guacamole, are you kidding me

— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) July 1, 2015

@nytimes What happened to you? I don’t even know you anymore.

— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 1, 2015

Some followers went so far as to say they’d subscribe.

@nytimes subscription cancelled

— Ricardo A. Ramírez (@rramirez44) July 1, 2015

The Texas GOP joined the conversation saying the Times “declared war on Texas” just by suggesting green peas be added to the classic.

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

— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) July 1, 2015

Someone tweeted using #AskPOTUS, and sure enough President Barack Obama weighed in on the issue.

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

— President Obama (@POTUS) July 1, 2015

Some even had a suggestion for New Yorkers to change some of their food staples.

.@nytimes Don’t stop there. Ever get them on your ballpark frank? Mmm, mmmm.

— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) July 1, 2015

.@nytimes put Miracle Whip on your New York pretzel, trust me

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 1, 2015

It’s not too late to weigh in… let us know!