11 Chile-Themed Items From New Mexico That’ll Spice Up Your Life

Even when New Mexico has stolen your heart, sometimes you have to move away for practical reasons like a job, college or proximity to family. One of the things people miss the most about the Land of Enchantment is chile. Once you cross the state line, it hits home that the rest of the country doesn’t add chile to every conceivable food product – a major oversight.

Thankfully, there are ways to bring New Mexican spice to your life when you’re far from home, or to buy local if you’re fortunate enough to live in the Land of Enchantment. From Bloody Mary mix to chile-flavored popcorn, residents and homesick transplants alike will want to support these homegrown businesses.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What New Mexican chile products are your favorites?

You may also be interested in our past article: “18 Things Everyone Who’s Moved Away From New Mexico Has Thought At Least Once.” Sorry – you can’t ship our sunsets!