How would you feel about getting baby carrots while you were out trick-or-treating? What if they were scary carrots?
bag. They're a treat perhaps only Bunnicula could love. You might as
well put a sign on your house that reads: "Please egg us." This may be
worse than giving out pennies or a toothbrushes. The only thing saving Scarrots is that they come with glow-in-the-dark temporary tattoos.
Scarrots are an initiative of A Bunch of Carrot Farmers, whose stated mission is "to get
folks to eat more carrots. Then get their friends to eat more carrots. Then get their friends' friends
to eat more carrots. And so on and so forth, until carrots are the official favorite food of everyone,
everywhere." (Warning: do not spend too much time on the website with the sound on.
I'm going to be singing "Baby! Carrots! Extreme!" the rest of the day.)
That mission isn't really so bad -- it just might be ill-timed for
Halloween. It's hard to disagree with Alice Laussade of the Dallas
...this campaign doesn't change the fact that handing out carrots on
Halloween is not cool. And it will never be cool. Halloween is the one
night a year kids are allowed to get hammered on candy. It's the one day
they get to go out, really let loose and get lollipop blasted. Can't
you just let them have this one night?
If you hand out Scarrots on Halloween, you're a total jerk nerd.
However, if you're the house next door, maybe you could save a few bucks
by giving out packets of ranch dressing that you've stockpiled
throughout the year.