Quote, "The product is not strips, but is small individual dehydrated pieces ready for rehydration"
I had the opposite problem with my purchase I recently made. What I thought I was getting small flakes of wakame suitable for miso soup, but the whole piece, tough to eat stems and all. It took me a long time to chop it in small piece by scissors(and it left me with sore hand).
For me, your information is helpful for this reason.
I realize that some people need the whole wakame for different uses, but not me.