OK, finally got the answer. It only took me a little over an hour. The puzzle said something along the lines of, “Steve Ells journey took him to a special place for pigs in Iowa.”
It took me about 5 seconds to find the name of the farm where Chipotle gets its free range port from, Niman Ranch. So I entered my answer, laughing to myself at how easy Chipotle had made this stupid puzzle game. “Sorry, last time we checked that is not the correct answer.” What???!!!!?!?!?!
After a bit more research, I realized that Niman Ranch is the name of a farming cooperative that have over 600 partner farms across the country. I had to dig a little deeper. I eventually came across the article in the Art of Food journal that inspired Steve Ells to use naturally raised meat.
I read through most of the article but could not find the name of the farm. I tried entering Paul Willis, the name of the owner of the farm. This still came up as incorrect. I read as many article as I could find about the ranch, but none of them contained the name. It just kept going back to Niman Ranch, but this is a place headquartered in Northern California, not Iowa.
After more digging, I finally came across a video talking about the start of Chipotle. It started talking about Steve Ells journey to Iowa and his meeting with Paul Willis. Then the video said something that sounded like the name of the farm. I googled the name and apparently it was part of a marketing campaign a while ago that described where Chipotle’s pigs came from. I entered this word in the answer box and………….BooYah got it right. Good luck everyone, you didn’t think I would reveal the answer did you? What fun is that?
Chipotle started their Adventurrito challenge exactly 2 minutes ago, and the servers are already crashing. I’m glad to see we aren’t the only Chipotle fanatics out there.
To celebrate their 20 year anniversary, on 13 July 2013, Chipotle will take participants on a 20 day journey of puzzle solving and burrito treasure hunting. Every time you solve a puzzle, you are entered into a drawing for that day to win free burritos for a year. Yes please!!
They are randomly drawing 20 people every day to win the free burritos for a year. If you get the puzzle correct for the first 19 days, they will have a final puzzle on the 20th day for those that have made it to this point. The first 20 people to solve the puzzle will win free burritos for 20 years. No that is not a typo. Free burritos, one a week, for 52 weeks, for 20 freaking years…
Two-zero…TWENTY!!! In case you aren’t keeping track, that is 21,788 burritos total that Chipotle is giving away. Enough to feed one person for 419 years according to their press release.
I thought I figured out the answer right away but was unable to enter it at first due to the servers getting destroyed by the millions of Chipotleholics trying to get their hands on some free grub. During the course of writing this post, I managed to jump back on and put in my answer, unfortunately it said I was wrong. Luckily, you can enter an unlimited number of answers until you get it correct. OK, gotta go figure it out to stay in the competition. There is no chance I am not making it to Day 20 to compete for the grand prize.
You can sign up at www.adventurrito.com if you can make it through the barrage of server crashes. Good Luck Chipoliticians!!!
If you have found your way to this page, you are probably a fan of Chipotle, completely addicted to it, or just wondering what the heck a Chipolitician is. Either way, we’re glad you are here. We created this site as a way for Chipotle lovers to unite under a common mission; to stuff Chipotle down our gullets as often as our wallets and/or stomachs may allow and to share our experiences with other like-minded individuals.
If any of you are like us here at The Chipolitician, you have many fond memories of times you have gotten your grub on at your favorite Chipotle. Maybe your best memory is that time you found your perfect Chipotle combination, or perhaps it was a time you sat around after eating with some friends, with full bellies, reminiscing about the past. Maybe while your girlfriend stuffed her face with her favorite burrito concoction, you asked her to marry you out of sheer elation at the posibility she could actually finish a whole Chipotle burrito. Whatever your reason for Chipotle fandom, we salute you.
Besides the obvious combination of the words Chipotle and Politician (Aren’t we clever?), a Chipolitician is somebody who fights for and vehemently defends the honor of Chipotle Mexican Grill. We support our favorite eatery with our mouths, voices, and wallets. We unite the people under one larger, stronger voice. When the people speak together, we will be heard.
Now don’t be confused between sleazy politicians in government, and Chipoliticians. Chipoliticians are how politicians should be. We are incorruptible, we don’t take bribes to speak favorably on lesser establishments, and we support what we believe in; quality food at affordable prices that tastes great.
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