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Albuquerque Chile On Its Way To Denver, Seattle

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (L) and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pretend to fight while posing for photographs during a reception with about 250 mayors from across the country in the East Room of the White House January 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. The NFL teams from Seattle and Denver are facing each other in the Super Bowl.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (L) and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pretend to fight while posing for photographs during a reception with about 250 mayors from across the country in the East Room of the White House January 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. The NFL teams from Seattle and Denver are facing each other in the Super Bowl. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – While Denver may have lost the Super Bowl, the city is getting something from Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on Friday packed up a shipment of red and green chile for Denver officials.

The gift of fresh-frozen Hatch green and Chimayo red chile stems from the furor created after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock offered the city’s “amazing green chile” last month if the Broncos lost to the Seattle Seahawks.

That claim did not sit well with New Mexicans and evoked a flurry of comments on social media and even state officials.

Berry says he plans to challenge Denver to a chile cookoff in the future.

Berry is sending a package of chile goodies to Seattle too.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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