You might look at this product and say, "Wait haven't you already reviewed Trader Joe's Organic Carrots of Many Colors before?" And the answer is sort of. You see these carrots are dehydrated, I've reviewed the fully hydrated bag of Trader Joe's Carrots of Many Colors and Trader Joe's Colorful Carrot Coins previously. This now makes the third colorful carrot product I've reviewed so far.
This is also my least favorite out of all of them.
I'm sorry, but I haven't reviewed anything this ugly since reviewing Trader Joe's Dried Baby Bananas. If you haven't seen what is hiding in that package it looks like something my cat would leave in his litter box. Or fingers of the dead. Your choice of analogy.
Now, I'm not against ugly food in any way. But it does have to taste good.
So how can a product with 2 ingredients: carrots and salt taste bad?
Easy. Mess with the texture. A carrot is not up there in terms of the most hydrated veggie. In fact, I tend to believe it is one of the driest, to begin with. Which makes it perfect for dipping.
But here through some type of dehydrated magic, the taste feels wonky. There is a hard to describe taste here which makes it hard to decipher whether or not it is related to the space age texture.
And yes, these remind me a lot of Trader Joe's Freeze-Dried Strawberries. They have a unique styrofoam-like texture as do Trader Joe's Organic Carrots of Many Colors. But for some reason, I don't love the taste of these carrots on their own.
I'd eat a bag of fully hydrated carrots any day. Now, maybe if I had paired these with a dip, my feelings might change, but on their own, they don't wow me in flavor or price.
I'm not throwing out this bag. Why?
Odds are, if I'm cooking and need some carrots, I'll just rehydrate these.
For $2.99 this is one of those healthy snacks that you don't need. Regular carrots are far more affordable, go well with dip, and offer quite a bit of crunch. Best of all, they don't have a space-age texture and after taste in the same way that these do.
Would I buy this again? No, I will not buy Trader Joe's Organic Carrots of Many Colors again.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
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Trader Joe's Organic Carrots of Many Colors
Product Name: Trader Joe's Organic Carrots of Many Colors
Product Description: Trader Joe's Organic Carrots of Many Colors are dehydrated carrots in a bag.
Trader Joe's Organic Carrots of Many Colors are a bag of dehydrated carrots slices
- Healthy snack with only salt added
- Gluten-free, kosher, and organic
- Texture and aftertaste seemed odd
- Would be pretty ugly to serve