MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The New York Times is once again taking aim at Minnesota cuisine, this time attacking the beloved Honeycrisp apple.

The Honeycrisp is one of the top apple sellers in the country and was developed at the University of Minnesota. The article said it has an inconsistent flavor and is maddeningly difficult to grow.

However, the author writes, a newly developed apple called the Cosmic Crisp has a “special” flavor and is a “game changer.” That apple, grown in Washington, is a cross of Honeycrisp and Enterprise, making it a firmer, sugary apple.

Minnesotans promptly took to social media to fire back, including a few notable names:

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