Baby Carrots Are More Extreme Than Green Beans, Say Carrot Farmers

Posted: October 4, 2010 by jerkmag in CRISP -- health, VAULT -- archives

Students at an Ohio high school are rushing to the vending machines, jonesing for Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, and baby carrots.

Yes, carrots, the trendy vegetable — or at least that’s what farmers want us to think with their new campaign. “Carrots, eat them like junk food.” Along with Ohio, Syracuse has been luckily selected as a test market for this new campaign. Walk into Wegmans and you’ll see aesthetically pleasing bags that resemble chip packaging holding carrots, apparently the new candy bar.

And if you wait a couple of weeks you will be able to get carrots that have glow in the dark temporary tattoos and come in spooky packaging. The carrot industry is hoping that this will attract people to hand out carrots for Halloween. So along with the useless pencils and healthy fruit snacks that kids get when they trick-or-treat, this year they will be getting carrots. Just what every kid wants.

Are they really serious with this one? On top of the cheesy advertising stunts (see above), you can go to the website and play carrot video games, watch carrot television, listen to carrot music, and tweet about carrots. We all know that carrots are a good source of Vitamin C and are good for your eyes — or a least that’s what my mom tells me but I do have to remind you that we’re talking about a vegetable. Vegetables are by no means candy. Veggies are the things you leave on your plate and have your dog eat, not the go-to snack for the munchies.

~Nicole Fisher

  1. aprilmayparker says:

    This is great advertising by baby carrots. Whoever they hired should get a raise!

  2. James Pugh says:

    You know carrots have the highest glycemic index(sugar content) of any other vegetable. So technically in the vegetable world they are the closest thing to candy!

  3. Farrah Moans says:

    I thought carrots were only used for masturbating. Of course, I’m only talking about grown-up carrots.

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