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Morrisons is giving away FREE wonky carrots this Christmas for Rudolph and co (24th Dec)

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Morrisons stores across the UK will be handing out the wonky veg, to encourage families to buy large or misshapen carrots, and help out busy parents who might otherwise forget a gift for Father Christ… Read More
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Morrisons stores across the UK will be handing out the wonky veg, to encourage families to buy large or misshapen carrots, and help out busy parents who might otherwise forget a gift for Father Christmas on December 24.

'Carrots for Rudolph' which look misshapen but still taste delicious will be handed out from the entrance of Morrisons stores to help families take part in this annual tradition. They can be enjoyed by the whole family, Father Christmas himself as well as Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Blitzen and co.

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Any Free wonky booze? :D
8 Likes
Shatwell
Perfect for Snowmen too, if it snows.
Where you place it, is up to you.

Usually on the front lawn

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banned 1 Like #1
yay
8 Likes #2
Any Free wonky booze? :D
#3
Great for making wonky carrot juice. Thanks OP!
1 Like #4
Perfect for Snowmen too, if it snows.
Where you place it, is up to you.
8 Likes #5
Shatwell
Perfect for Snowmen too, if it snows.
Where you place it, is up to you.

Usually on the front lawn
4 Likes #6
Since when do Carrots have to be perfectly straight?
What's so wrong with wonky veg that it's deemed a lesser product?
It's the same thing and tastes the same!
Humans got way to picky lol
#7
to be honest i'd buy a wonky carrot if it was cheaper than the straight carrot lol
2 Likes #8
Is this a bag of Wonky carrots, or just individual ones they are giving out do you know?
2 Likes #9
I'd prefer it if they gave them to a soup kitchen personally but this is still a nice gesture.
#10
PressPlay
Shatwell
Perfect for Snowmen too, if it snows.
Where you place it, is up to you.
Usually on the front lawn

Hahahahahahahaha, true, true, dwl!. :-)
#11
Cynequil
Since when do Carrots have to be perfectly straight?
What's so wrong with wonky veg that it's deemed a lesser product?
It's the same thing and tastes the same!
Humans got way to picky lol

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I hear you.

Possibly the Marketing Machine that is 'Commercialism' may have a wee input towards that vibe of sort's too, perhap's ..... :-)
#12
OP .. cool Deal picture, hahahahahahahaha. :-)
4 Likes #13
nikeair
yay

In order to ensure my account's good standing, I constantly attempt to monitor actions that result in suspensions and banning.
Will add this to the list :p
1 Like #14
DennisG
nikeair
yay
In order to ensure my account's good standing, I constantly attempt to monitor actions that result in suspensions and banning.
Will add this to the list :p

That's very funny. :-)
#15
Cynequil
Since when do Carrots have to be perfectly straight?
What's so wrong with wonky veg that it's deemed a lesser product?
It's the same thing and tastes the same!
Humans got way to picky lol

Been like this for years. EU law stipulates what dimensions these natural products must be and what they weigh etc. Utterly nuts! For some further reading ->https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/fruit-and-vegetables/marketing-standards_en

Specifically:

Specific marketing standards

The number of specific standards has been reduced from 36 to the following 10 products:

apples
citrus fruit
kiwifruit
lettuces, curled-leaved and broad-leaved endives
peaches and nectarines
pears
strawberries
sweet peppers
table grapes
tomatoes.

Products no longer covered by specific standards

Apricots, artichokes, asparagus, aubergines, avocados, beans, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, cherries, courgettes, cucumbers, cultivated mushrooms, garlic, hazelnuts in shell, headed cabbages, leeks, melons, onions, peas, plums, ribbed celery, spinach, walnuts in shell, watermelons and chicory.

Edited By: alexjameshaines on Dec 20, 2016 19:05
4 Likes #16
They don't 'stipulate' what a carrot or a banana look like at all. They just stipulate what a 'Class 1' or 'Class 2' banana looks like. So that you know what you're getting when you order a pallet of Class 1 bananas.

Seems, like most EU rules, fairly sensible to me.
#17
you don't have to wait until the 24th i got a little brown bag that said carrots for rudolph, you just pick up the bag and its free. The carrots were not wonky, the bag contained 4 carrots.
#18
Yeah we got a bag today - carrot was huge and not wonky.
#19
Are. Not is.

Headline.
#20
Cynequil
Since when do Carrots have to be perfectly straight?
What's so wrong with wonky veg that it's deemed a lesser product?
It's the same thing and tastes the same!
Humans got way to picky lol

It's actually yo so with processing costs, both, sorting, washing, packaging etc an ultimately commercial food use.

It's a lot cheaper to process straight and uniformed carrots or any other fruit / veg

Spark
I'd prefer it if they gave them to a soup kitchen personally but this is still a nice gesture.

Plenty out there for soup kitchens, but I doubt a single soup kitchen would want an arctic load of Carrots, which is the only way they would be able to get them in a cost effective manner, otherwise they it would be just as cheap to buy wholesale bags from your veg supplier
#21
How can we get people to spend money in our store .... give then 10p's worth of carrots Morrison's are on to a winner ! Saying that who doesn't like a freebie :)
#22
we do that too
1 Like #23
eset12345
Cynequil
Since when do Carrots have to be perfectly straight?
What's so wrong with wonky veg that it's deemed a lesser product?
It's the same thing and tastes the same!
Humans got way to picky lol
It's actually yo so with processing costs, both, sorting, washing, packaging etc an ultimately commercial food use.
It's a lot cheaper to process straight and uniformed carrots or any other fruit / veg
Spark
I'd prefer it if they gave them to a soup kitchen personally but this is still a nice gesture.
Plenty out there for soup kitchens, but I doubt a single soup kitchen would want an arctic load of Carrots, which is the only way they would be able to get them in a cost effective manner, otherwise they it would be just as cheap to buy wholesale bags from your veg supplier
We do give to a homeless shelter too
#24
sharon42
eset12345
Cynequil
Since when do Carrots have to be perfectly straight?
What's so wrong with wonky veg that it's deemed a lesser product?
It's the same thing and tastes the same!
Humans got way to picky lol
It's actually yo so with processing costs, both, sorting, washing, packaging etc an ultimately commercial food use.
It's a lot cheaper to process straight and uniformed carrots or any other fruit / veg
Spark
I'd prefer it if they gave them to a soup kitchen personally but this is still a nice gesture.
Plenty out there for soup kitchens, but I doubt a single soup kitchen would want an arctic load of Carrots, which is the only way they would be able to get them in a cost effective manner, otherwise they it would be just as cheap to buy wholesale bags from your veg supplier
We do give to a homeless shelter too

I'm quite sure that's true.
#25
Picked some up last night as part of our Xmas shop, the staff obviously don't know about this deal as they charged me 44p for my wonky Rudolph carrots :(
#26
Oh no. God forbid one of the big 4 supermarket names puts out a slightly deformed vegetable. The Sun said we might get Aids! Your paying for it in the overpriced non wonky carrots. Society is ****.
#27
themadgoose
They don't 'stipulate' what a carrot or a banana look like at all. They just stipulate what a 'Class 1' or 'Class 2' banana looks like. So that you know what you're getting when you order a pallet of Class 1 bananas.
Seems, like most EU rules, fairly sensible to me.

Sorry this is not true or accurate in the slightest.

Under EU law, products covered by Specific Marketing Standards MUST be graded as Extra (above Class 1), Class 1, Class 2. If not graded as such, it is 100% illegal to sell UNLESS you are labelling it for 'animal feed' (as here) or 'processing'.

It wasn't sensible at all, and in 2009 they scrapped the requirements for MOST products, but they still apply to tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, citrus fruit, kiwis, lettuces, endives, strawberries, sweet peppers, and grapes.

So in fact there are no mandatory requirement for bananas or for carrots.
#28
dudedude
themadgoose
They don't 'stipulate' what a carrot or a banana look like at all. They just stipulate what a 'Class 1' or 'Class 2' banana looks like. So that you know what you're getting when you order a pallet of Class 1 bananas.
Seems, like most EU rules, fairly sensible to me.
Sorry this is not true or accurate in the slightest.
Under EU law, products covered by Specific Marketing Standards MUST be graded as Extra (above Class 1), Class 1, Class 2. If not graded as such, it is 100% illegal to sell UNLESS you are labelling it for 'animal feed' (as here) or 'processing'.
It wasn't sensible at all, and in 2009 they scrapped the requirements for MOST products, but they still apply to tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, citrus fruit, kiwis, lettuces, endives, strawberries, sweet peppers, and grapes.
So in fact there are no mandatory requirement for bananas or for carrots.

How is that any different than what I said? They say Class 1 veg must fit these guidelines, otherwise they are Class 2.

Either way, the reason supermarkets sell straight carrots are not to do with the EU but more to do with the fact that you can fit more in a pack, more on a shelf, they are easier to clean and - SHOCK - the most important one - Customers prefer straight veg and the 'wonky' ones that we all claim to have affection for are the ones that are thrown out after everyone has picked the straight ones first.

So, in truth, its our fault.
banned#29
Spark
I'd prefer it if they gave them to a soup kitchen personally but this is still a nice gesture.
Charity starts at home.
1 Like #30
themadgoose
dudedude
themadgoose
They don't 'stipulate' what a carrot or a banana look like at all. They just stipulate what a 'Class 1' or 'Class 2' banana looks like. So that you know what you're getting when you order a pallet of Class 1 bananas.
Seems, like most EU rules, fairly sensible to me.
Sorry this is not true or accurate in the slightest.
Under EU law, products covered by Specific Marketing Standards MUST be graded as Extra (above Class 1), Class 1, Class 2. If not graded as such, it is 100% illegal to sell UNLESS you are labelling it for 'animal feed' (as here) or 'processing'.
It wasn't sensible at all, and in 2009 they scrapped the requirements for MOST products, but they still apply to tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, citrus fruit, kiwis, lettuces, endives, strawberries, sweet peppers, and grapes.
So in fact there are no mandatory requirement for bananas or for carrots.
How is that any different than what I said? They say Class 1 veg must fit these guidelines, otherwise they are Class 2.

Absolutely wrong. Fruit/veg that do not meet class 1 spec are not necessarily going to meet class 2 spec. It's not automatic. Class 2 carrots must be free of forking.


Either way, the reason supermarkets sell straight carrots are not to do with the EU but more to do with the fact that you can fit more in a pack, more on a shelf, they are easier to clean and - SHOCK - the most important one - Customers prefer straight veg and the 'wonky' ones that we all claim to have affection for are the ones that are thrown out after everyone has picked the straight ones first.
So, in truth, its our fault.

It depends, in Indonesia I see a lot of ugly veg, they sell it just fine. You can choose - these carrots are pretty and cost 60p/kilo, while these ones are ugly and cost 40p/kilo. Both types sell.
#31
dudedude
themadgoose
dudedude
themadgoose
They don't 'stipulate' what a carrot or a banana look like at all. They just stipulate what a 'Class 1' or 'Class 2' banana looks like. So that you know what you're getting when you order a pallet of Class 1 bananas.
Seems, like most EU rules, fairly sensible to me.
Sorry this is not true or accurate in the slightest.
Under EU law, products covered by Specific Marketing Standards MUST be graded as Extra (above Class 1), Class 1, Class 2. If not graded as such, it is 100% illegal to sell UNLESS you are labelling it for 'animal feed' (as here) or 'processing'.
It wasn't sensible at all, and in 2009 they scrapped the requirements for MOST products, but they still apply to tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, citrus fruit, kiwis, lettuces, endives, strawberries, sweet peppers, and grapes.
So in fact there are no mandatory requirement for bananas or for carrots.
How is that any different than what I said? They say Class 1 veg must fit these guidelines, otherwise they are Class 2.
Absolutely wrong. Fruit/veg that do not meet class 1 spec are not necessarily going to meet class 2 spec. It's not automatic. Class 2 carrots must be free of forking.

Either way, the reason supermarkets sell straight carrots are not to do with the EU but more to do with the fact that you can fit more in a pack, more on a shelf, they are easier to clean and - SHOCK - the most important one - Customers prefer straight veg and the 'wonky' ones that we all claim to have affection for are the ones that are thrown out after everyone has picked the straight ones first.
So, in truth, its our fault.
It depends, in Indonesia I see a lot of ugly veg, they sell it just fine. You can choose - these carrots are pretty and cost 60p/kilo, while these ones are ugly and cost 40p/kilo. Both types sell.

My response was to the quote "Been like this for years. EU law stipulates what dimensions these natural products must be and what they weigh".

Which is not true. I went on to say that the EU regulations simply state what category each veg fits into. Which makes sense: not all carrots are equal.
#32
dont stores reduce a lot of food and veg on Boxing Day ???so u can get some bargains lol
#33
ELVIS_THE_PELVIS
Are. Not is.
Headline.
Well the use of is or are depends on whether you view Morrisons as a singular company or a plural collective of shops.
#34
spongeboob
ELVIS_THE_PELVIS
Are. Not is.
Headline.
Well the use of is or are depends on whether you view Morrisons as a singular company or a plural collective of shops.

It's singular. It's called Morrisons. Not Morrison's.
#35
Come on guys ,what does it matter how the carrots looked or how clean or wonky they were .im what's called the community champion at Morrisons .i deal with endless charities ,bag packing and donations to various schools etc .I thoroughly enjoyed today as it was all about spreading a little bit of magic and to keep a tradition alive .
#36
squiff
spongeboob
ELVIS_THE_PELVIS
Are. Not is.
Headline.
Well the use of is or are depends on whether you view Morrisons as a singular company or a plural collective of shops.
It's singular. It's called Morrisons. Not Morrison's.
So is the offer. It was just one carrot in a brown paper bag marked for Rudolph.
#37
goldy12
Is this a bag of Wonky carrots, or just individual ones they are giving out do you know?
I had one carrot in a brown paper bag marked for Rudolph.
#38
Awesome freebie - we picked ours up ready for Saturday! Thanks OP for the heads up!

And thanks to the PC brigade for boring me for the last 5 mins reading your posts on EU regulations and grammar! Hope your families are getting excited to have a really great EU class 1 and 2 debate around the Christmas table! (_;)
#39
Got ours yesterday. One carrot in a paper bag "magic carrot for Rudolf "
Can Rudolph read will he know it's his carrot?
Can Rudolph open the bag with hooves?
What about the other reindeers ?
#40
goldy12
Is this a bag of Wonky carrots, or just individual ones they are giving out do you know?
one carrot in a bag at Shrewsbury store

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