A recipe for guacamole made with peas is taking over the internet — and people are not happy about the modification to their beloved avocado dip.
In fact, after Twitter exploded for hours with complaints about peas in guacamole, even President Barack Obama weighed in.
Earlier Wednesday, New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark published a recipe for guacamole made using peas in addition to the dip’s traditional ingredients. The recipe is based on a dip served at New York City restaurant ABC Cocina.
Almost immediately, Twitter users started debating the recipe.
Peas? In Guacamole? Did someone have a stroke?
— JH (@JaymeeJedi) July 1, 2015
Turns out, when it comes to guacamole, Twitter users prefer their dip plain and simple.
How to Make Guacamole With Green Peas:1. Mush up some avacados2. Throw green peas in trash3. Enjoy
— delrayser (@delrayser) July 1, 2015
People are taking the peas and guac issue very seriously.
Peas in guacamole?! We fought two world wars and invented a space program so we could have this world? WTF.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 1, 2015
For many Twitter users, the combination just seems unnatural.
It’s Adam & Eve not Guacamole & Peas
— Long-Time Space Dog (@stuffisthings) July 1, 2015
The interest in pea-laden guacamole came to a head when President Obama weighed in on the debate at around 3 p.m.
The President was hosting a Q-and-A session on Twitter to talk about the Affordable Care Act. Instead, the internet wanted to know what President Obama thought about the culinary combination.
Here’s the President’s response.
White House hopeful Jeb Bush also agreed with President Obama about the dip trend.
Now, interest in the recipe is only growing stronger. It presents the perfect opportunity for puns, with many people using “peas” as a stand in for “peace” in their tweets.
so many questions: who puts peas in their guac? how long before someone uses “give peas a chance”? why do white people ruin everything?
— Sara Yasin (@missyasin) July 1, 2015
Ordering guac notoriously costs extra at Chipotle restaurants. This Twitter user explains that she would not spend more money for pea filled guac.
Peas in Guac? I did NOT pay extra for this
— Chloe Gould (@chloeg_13) July 1, 2015
People are also using the trend to call attention to current issues that are more important than chips and dip. This user is comments that more people are discussing peas in guac than are talking about the burning of African-American churches.
Melissa Clark, the woman who published the recipe, explained that this was not the first time she’d written about ABC Cocina’s guacamole. She tweeted in defence of the recipe, using the hashtag #dontknockittillyoutryit.