A petition is floating on social media to get Chamoy defined and added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

If you are an El Pasoan, chances are high that you know what Chamoy is. Outside of border cities, not everyone has had the opportunity to discover the flavor of Chamoy. But that soon will all change as a new petition circulates to help get the word defined and added by Merriam-Webster dictionary once and for all.

For those that are unfamiliar, Chamoy is a sweet and spicy concoction that emerged in Mexico back in the 1970s made with fruit, such as apricot, mango or plum, chilies, and lime juice. The yummy and distinct condiment is usually added to fruit or drinks and is bottled and sold in varying spiciness degrees.

In El Paso, Chamoy is one of those condiment staples eaten practically daily right next to limes and chile.

Fans of Chamoy can now sign a petition to get the word Chamoy legit added to the Miriam-Webster dictionary with the help of Estrella Jalisco.

The Mexican beer Estrella Jalisco recently introduced the very first ready-to-drink beverage in the U.S. to use Chamoy with the debut of their Tropical Chamoy Michelada featuring a 3.5% ABV and a flavorful blend of clamato, chamoy, and pineapple.

With the launch of their latest beverage addition, Estrella Jalisco is “embarking on a mission to define the sweet-salty-spicy-sour flavor once and for all - and give chamoy the recognition it deserves.”

El Paso fans who want to see the word Chamoy defined formally and added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary can sign the petition by visiting change.org/definechamoy.

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