03/17/2014 09:29 am ET Updated Mar 17, 2014

Getting To The Bottom Of Baby Carrot Lies (WATCH)

Put down that stumpy fraud and go get yourself a whole carrot.

We're just going to come right out and say it: what you know as baby carrots are not, in fact, baby carrots. They're just thin carrots that have been cut in half.

There, now you know. Sorry to lift the veil of cuteness off your eyes, but it had to be done. No longer can the carrot industry trick us into eating carrots just because we're drawn to all things baby sized.

We know, this feels like the day you found out Santa was a sham -- worse even. We're sorry to be the ones to burst your tiny carrot bubble, but we can't have you living this food lie any longer. Especially if it means you'll stop buying those watery, stumpy carrots and start enjoying whole, full-flavored carrots again. Don't believe us? See for yourself.

(A special thanks to Buzzfeed and Imgur user: SasssyPants for showing us how baby carrots are fabricated with the help of GIFs.)

Still not convinced that you've been eating a lie? Watch the complete video for the cold, hard truth.

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