Whole carrots vs baby (little) carrots?
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    Default Whole carrots vs baby (little) carrots?

    I was just curious if you buy whole carrots and cut them up for snacking or do you buy the baby carrots and just snack on those?

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    I buy whole carrots. It seemed no matter where I bought the baby carrots they got slimey very quickly. So I cut sticks up early in the week and store them in the fridge with a damp paper towel. I have found I need to do it twice a week at times because I tend to dip into them for cooking more than just snacking.

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    I buy a bag of baby carrots. Dont know what is cheaper but we love the baby carrots raw with dip, or throw baby carrots in slow cooker for perfect size!!

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    if I'm snacking on them, I like the baby size.
    If I'm cooking with them I like the full size and then slice them up. This is some sort of weird mental thing, I don't know why but I can't use carrots in actual food if they aren't the regular ones.

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    We buy the baby carrots, but really need to start buying the whole as they are 1/2 the price as the baby ones.

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    I buy the baby carrots when I find them on sale, though they are still more expensive. I like to take them to work, and find I just don't make the time for the chopping if I have the whole ones (but I use those for cooking).

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    I used to buy whole big but they would go bad cause I would be too lazy
    I buy a big bag of baby and they eaten right away.I remove them from bag and place between paper towels in a bag and thay last.Kids love snacking on them

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    Despite them costing more, I get the bags of baby carrots (on sale) because my kids will eat them.

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    I'm lazy too. I know baby carrots aren't baby at all. And I know whole carrots are much cheaper. But, I still buy the baby ones instead of peeling and cutting the bigger ones.

    Amy

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    I was watching "How it's made" on Discovery channel a few weeks ago. Turns out that they just take a whole carrot, cut it up and peel it. Toss it in a bag and lable it baby carrots.

    So i just do the same thing. I cut up and peel regular carrots up and keep em in a container in the fridge.

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    I love the baby carrots too, so convenient! But, the peel is where all the vitamins are (my Mom always told me this) so we're better off just cleaning regular size carrots with a vegetable brush and cutting up.

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    We go through a lot of carrots, so I buy both: baby for cold lunches and whole ones for cooking.

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    We go through a five pound bag of organic baby carrots a week. It's only $4.98 at Sam's.

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    I buy the baby carrots for snacking and certain things I make and some things I buy the big ones. But for just eating raw, the baby ones.

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    dh likes baby
    I like big
    they are easier to make "carrot noodles" with a vegetable peeler for miso soup and other stuff

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