Bread...is it fresh?

Bread - Crusty loaf of bread
United States
April 19, 2007 2:07pm CST
I don't know if this is the case in other countries, but in the USA the color of the ties on the bread bags indicate which day it was baked. Write this down and carry it in your purse so you will always know:Monday--Blue Tuesday--Green Thursday--Red Friday--White Saturday--Yello
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@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I have this wrote down and I think it's great. I always look at the ties on my bread when I buy it.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Now you can make sure your bread is fresh.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
20 Apr 07
Oh this sounds like a wonderful idea. My husband use to bake his own bread, with a bread machine I must add, but since he was diagnosed with diabetes he had to stop eating bread altogether. The only bread he is allowed now is rye and he detest it.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
I bake bread for my husband and he loves it. I don't know what he would do if he had to stop. Rye bread is good if you make a vegetarian Rueben out of it.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
21 Apr 07
Here I go again, you must get so tired of my darn ignorance what is vegetarian Rueben. You must think I'm living in primitive conditions like in the bushes or something. lol
@lightningMD (5933)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I had no idea that they color coded the bread dates. Thanks for sharing the information. I wrote it down and put it with my coupons.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Go out and get the freshest loaf you can!
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
In the Philippines we only have the expiration date indicated on the package. From what I observed with the regular sandwich bread that I buy from the supermarket, they allot about 7 days shelf life. I make sure that I get it on the first or second day. Otherwise, I won't buy because I don't like the taste and the texture of the bread when it is already older than 2 days.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Where I live they sometimes allow for up to 2 weeks for a stale date.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
20 Apr 07
That is a handy tip. We don't buy much bread but this is a good thing to know.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
It sure is. A lot of people don't know about it.
@sallyxu126 (1185)
• China
20 Apr 07
I think it is ok to print the date of production. In china,there is no this kind of color to show date. But if they do that, will be better.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
It certainly would.
@marlina (71254)
• Canada
25 Apr 16
I don't think that we have this here in Canada.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
23 Apr 07
Give us our daily bread, fresh if you don't mind:) Thanks for the fresh vote:D hie hie