Many believe they’re perfect for lunch boxes and appetizer trays, for dipping into hummus and gripping by little hands.
The carrots are cut into uniform two inch size by an industrial cutter, allowing farmers to use otherwise perfectly good produce that grows uneven or misshapen, and are often wasted. The idea heralds back to the 1980’s when California carrot farmer Mike Yorosek, faced with both a waning market and excess produce, invented the new look.
I don’t like them. I’ve bought them for family parties, particularly for the grandchildren. I find that if they’re not consumed immediately, they either dry out in the bag or the reverse, become slimy and rotted.
Give me carrots that look like carrots. Long, irregular, bumpy. I like peeling them (or not, if I’m using in cooking). I serve them as carrot sticks or use the “bumpy” knife that my grandkids also love using to help.
If we purchase all our produce already pre-washed and bagged in plastic, we’ll certainly never know where our food comes from.