I can't even begin to tell you how much I hate baby carrots.

2/02/2012 06:08:00 AM

Baby carrots* are useless.

They're gross.

They're tasteless... that is, until you bite one that is so bitter and dirty tasting that you want to spit it out immediately.

I hate them.

Still, as a conscientious human being who is more than mildly concerned with nutrition, I eat them.

But DO KNOW, dear record, I HATE THEM THE ENTIRE TIME I'm chewing them.


*There's a bit of a kerfuffle about baby carrots not being "babies." Some are in fact just stamped, if you will, from larger, uglier, non-sellable carrots. No matter what, I would assume that eating a baby carrot (cut or regular) is more than likely better than eating a column of Pringles sour cream and onion chips which I may or may not have done a couple of nights ago.

More about baby carrots here.


Other vegetables that are USELESS:
  • Cauliflower
  • Arugula
  • Celery



  1. i've said it before and i'll say it again -- if you're going to torture yourself with carrots, buy the full-size ones. i know they're a bit more work (and you don't want to spend any extra time with the carrots than necessary), but they taste so.much.better. baby carrots usually make ME want to barf, and i like carrots. the real ones taste better. for reals.

    and as for pringles ? well they are just nectar from the heavens. so delicious, so hard to walk by in the grocery... :)

  2. wait, how did you get that baby carrot nickname/sweatshirt? i thought that it was because you enjoyed B.C's?

    celery is absolutely useless, that is unless it is taken over by peanut butter.

  3. If you dip them in yogurt ranch dressing they are much more palatable. :-)

  4. I refuse to eat the babies. I buy the full size ones and cut and peel them daily. The taste is SO much better.

  5. One more thing. . .

    I do however, serve baby carrots in Chad's lunch because while I'm somewhat motivated to prepare carrots for me. . . I'm not THAT motivated to do it for him.

    I'm a bad wife, I know. :)

  6. Buy organic regular sized carrots. They're delicious. Or grow your own? They're easy and it's warm there...right? :)

    And celery is necessary for soup! That's the only good reason for it. Soup base.

    The end!

  7. Well, you KNOW how I feel about celery. Devil's vegetable.

    I do agree about the baby carrot, but mostly because they're either water-logged or dry and nasty. There's never a happy medium. I can't say I'm super psyched about regular carrot sticks, but that's mostly because my body has decided in its "old" age to reject most raw vegetables.

    Also: This might be my favorite headline of all your blog posts, ever. :)

  8. I am SO with you on this. I don't like regular raw carrots either. Something about the texture and the fact that I cannot seem to stop chewing them and swallow. I do, however, eat them shredded on salad because I feel like "I should." Cooked carrots are OK if they taste like beef stew.

    Celery is useful when you put peanut butter in it.

    Cauliflower is useful when you put olive oil, salt and pepper on it and roast it in the oven until it gets tender with dark brown bits.

    Arugula... I've yet to be impressed.

  9. I always thought I didn't like raw carrots because I had only had dry, nasty, chew-forever baby carrots. Then, I compared price and decided to go ahead and get regular carrots and peel them myself. They were sweet and crunchy and easier to chew (and swallow). I do not buy baby carrots anymore. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. And, carrots dipped in peanut butter are amazing as well. Trust me... Don Schweingruber taught me that trick and nothing bad comes from Don. ;-)

  10. Just about everyone has this right. Baby carrots are the spawn of satan. They are horrible.

    I LOVE real big, full-sized, peel-with-a-veggie-peeler carrots. I eat them daily. Not because I feel I have to, but because I really do like them.

    Try it.

  11. OMG! I've always suspected someone was out there hacking up full-sized carrots and pawning them off as babies! Good to know...good to know...I'm a full-sized carrot person too.

  12. Nice....baby carrot haters unite! They are terrible...I also like the full sized carrots.

    Arugula...nasty. Cuts my mouth.

    Cauliflower...love it,


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