Monday, February 13, 2006

aha!

Something I always suspected has been confirmed! By the New York Times no less! Those bags of "baby" carrots are nothing more than regular-sized carrots sanded down to yield several faux babies!!!! I have tasted baby carrots from the ground, and you, fake baby carrots, cannot match that sweetness. The confirmation was buried within an entertaining article about the packaged-fruit industry. This article is written in a really New Yorker style which I enjoy.

10 comments:

aliciakay said...

i was just expressing my dislike of the "baby" carrot last night to nick & abby, who insisted on eatting & buying them anyway.

leon said...

I like eating "baby carrots" better than "baked" cheetos

Stephen Glass said...

Written in the style that you should should leap ahead to the paragraph that starts in the middle of the facing page to give you the exposition you need so you can then jump back to the start and resume reading?

Anonymous said...

Are you talking about flaming baked cheetos? Because, although they are not as greasy and therefore tasty as regular, bad for you flaming hot cheetos, you've really got to hand it to cheetos for delivering on a false promise of health. I can eat a whole bag of baked ones and live to tell about it, but if I ate a whole bag of the regular bad for you ones, I would most likely die of spontaneous combustion.

"Baby" carrots are okay until I get a real sour one, then it bums me out. Once I found real baby, purple carrots at the co-op, which were a real treat to eat and to look at. Peel, steam, then toss in a little good quality olive oil and add some fresh chopped herbs...so delicious!

Niki

amy said...

you know, it's funny you mention this because the other day, after biting into a particularly fat & tough "baby" carrot, i wondered to myself if it wasn't all a big lie. i still like them, though, because i am too lazy to actually peel carrots. predictibly, i also like the spinach and greens that's already washed in the bag. also, i am addicted to 'baked' doritos, although the other day i ate too many and i got this weird sore on my tongue, i think from the massive amounts of MSG. or, it could just be the herp.

Anonymous said...

why does one peel Carrots?

Anonymous said...

One peels a carrot to remove the unpleasant looking trichomes (root hairs). At TJ's, these so-called baby carrots are packaged as Cut and Peeled Carrots, and have been for a couple of years.
morrisson

Chuck Wool'ery said...

Peeling carrots of added texture and most importantly nutrients so that one may have "pretty" carrots is silly

Anonymous said...

I guess sarcasm doesn't translate well in typed form, Chuck. But you're really not removing much if you want to make sure your carrot is grit-free by peeling. If it's carotenoids you're after, they're in every part of the carrot that's orange!
morrisson

Chuck Wool'ery said...

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