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Did Subway Announce They're Adding Peas to Their Guacamole?

Please, no more crimes against guacamole.

Published Jul 7, 2015

 (Cabel Sasser, Twitter)
Image Via Cabel Sasser, Twitter
Subway restaurants have announced that they are now adding peas to their guacamole.

On 6 July 2015, Cabel Sasser, the co-founder of the Oregon-based software company Panic, posted a photograph to his Twitter account that purportedly showed an advertisement for a new pea-inspired guacamole available at the Subway chain of sandwich restaurants.

The image fed off an existing Internet-wide debate about whether or not peas belong in guacamole, a subject the New York Times had surveyed in an article they originally published back in 2013 (and shared again in July 2015), and included a tweet from President Obama stating that a proper guacamole should only contain onions, garlic, and hot peppers (presumably in addition to avocados):

The winds that helped fan the great guacamole pea fire, however, were a hoax. A Subway spokesman disclaimed the notion that the chain was experimenting with peas in their guacamole, and Sasser's office has confirmed that his photograph was a fake.

Sasser has also acknowledged that he spent $5 on a photograph of peas, which he Photoshopped in order to accomplish his ruse:

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.

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