I admit that when I found out that baby carrots are not actually tiny, special carrots grown specifically to snack-size but rather are FACTORY REJECT VEGETABLES, I was a little sad. My illusions about a big root vegetable patch tended by people with gentle hands (so as not to harm the delicate baby carrots!), dotted with teeny-tiny carrot tops have been dissolved.
Does this mean that I will stop paying more for the 2 lb. bags of baby carrots, versus their healthier, plumper siblings? Hell no.