Twist Tie Color Indicates Bread Freshness?

June 24, 2008 at 7:52 am 3 comments

From Snopes.com

Claim:   You can tell which day a loaf of bread was baked by the color of its plastic twist tag.

Status:   True.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2001]

I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers do have different colored twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday!!

When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you “squeeze” for freshness or softness.

Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And each day has a different color twist tie. They are:

Monday – Blue
Tuesday – Green
Thursday – Red
Friday – White
Saturday – Yellow

So today being Thursday, I wanted a red twist tie – not white which is Friday (almost a week old?)

The colors go alphabetically by color Blue – Green – Red – White – Yellow, Monday thru Saturday. Very easy to remember. But I put a post-it note in my wallet when I first found out about this so I would not forget.

Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.

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  • 1. gchyayles  |  June 24, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    That is hilarious! I guess I wondered, if it’s Thursday and you get a red tie, what is the gurantee that it’s not from last week Thursday which would still make it a week old, no? Unless they stock free bread every week?

    But still, very interesting! Love you!

  • 2. gchyayles  |  June 24, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    That is hilarious! I guess I wondered, if it’s Thursday and you get a red tie, what is the gurantee that it’s not from last week Thursday which would still make it a week old, no? Unless they stock free bread every week?

    But still, very interesting! Love you!

  • 3. Viper  |  July 13, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    It is true!! This is something I’ve know for a while. And no, they don’t leave the loaf on the shelf for a week. However, you can always check the date on the bread if you want to be sure.

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