Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Scandal of the "Baby" Carrot

I was thinking about baby carrots yesterday. I have had a bag of them in my fridge for over two weeks now and I haven't touched them. I usually eat carrots when watermelon isn't available. I am on a watermelon binge so my carrots have been neglected.

I came across this blog post on Wise Bread Baby Carrots-The Frugal Idea That Isn't

I already new that "baby" carrots were really just cut up big carrots so that was no surprise. I did try to buy regular carrots for a while but they taste the same to me as the baby carrots. Sometimes they are good, sometimes they taste like dirt. If I have to peel and cut up a big carrot and it tastes like dirt, I am very disappointed because all of my carrot sticks will taste bad since they were from the same carrot. At least with baby carrots if one is bad I have a chance that the next one will be good.

My problem is that the bags of baby carrots are usually full of water and the carrots get slimy if I don't eat them fast enough. Since I am the only one eating the carrots I try to make them last as long as possible so that I don't have to go back to the store. I have found that laying the carrots out on paper towels and letting them dry for a while greatly increases their refrigerator life-span. Most importantly, no slime mold.

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