I love carrots. Ask my mother. For whatever reason when I was a kids, I would eat pounds of carrots every week. Fresh carrots. I don’t know why. It was a very long time ago, but my goto snack was a fresh, peeled carrot. My mother swore I had a vitamin A deficiency, but for me it was quick and easy like an apple. I was always walking around the house or the neighborhood munching on them. Sometime when I became a teenager it wasn’t cool anymore and just snacked on the usual junk. But I still loved carrots and grow them in the garden and eat them all the time.
Trader Joe’s was one of the first mainstream grocery stores to carry multicolored carrots by the bag at a reasonable price. Before that buying purple or white or yellow or red carrots was an expensive endeavor. I think the first time I saw a purple carrot, I was blown away. I had no idea. But now they are commonplace and every grocery store has them. The fresh carrots are a hit at Trader Joe’s and obviously they want to exploit this as much as possible. Turning them into a snack was only a matter of time and here they are!
Officially these are called by Trader Joe’s as Organic Dehydrated Carrots of Many Colors, but it’s not quite that on the bag. It really says (as you can see by the bag). I really like some of the new packaging they are doing and this is one of the newer designs. Less like my kids did the graphics and more professional. The picture on the bag sure looks appetizing. The chips in the bag look almost the same. I opened the bag and tasted a few chips and before I could take a picture, one of my teenagers ate the rest of the bag!!! At 1.4 oz of food, it was like taking a breath of air for him, essentially it was nothing. Which is the problem with these. At $2.99, it’s a very expensive snack and not very filling. Plus, I have to say, they are sweet. Carrots have a fair amount of sugar in them naturally and when you take out the water, they get sweet. Sweet and salty, but not in a good way. Based on the price and the sweetness, I can’t really recommend them!
ORGANIC CARROTS, SEA SALT.
1 servings per container | Serving size 1 package (40g) | Amount per serving: Calories 140
Total Fat 1.5g (2% DV), Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 310mg (13% DV), Total Carbohydrate 28g (10% DV), Dietary Fiber 11g (39% DV), Total Sugars 6g—Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV), Protein 3g, Vitamin D (0% DV), Calcium (4% DV), Iron (2% DV), Potassium (20% DV) Vitamin A (15% DV).
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.