What the Color of Your Bread Bag Twist Tie Can Tell You
By BY DELIA MOONEY
Food - Drink
Behind every great sandwich is a fresh loaf of bread. Though you can search a bread bag for the expiration-date fine print, there's another small detail that will quickly and easily tell you how fresh its contents are: the twist tie.
That's right, the plastic tags or metal ties that are piling up next to your paper clip collection tell you which day of the week bread was baked on. The codes are as follows: Monday – blue, Tuesday – green, Thursday – red, Friday – white and Saturday – yellow. (We didn't forget about Wednesday and Sunday: Most sources refer to a five-day delivery schedule.)
The colors go alphabetically, making it one less thing to forget as you cruise the aisles. Remember that some companies might have their own system, so check the expiration date when in doubt.