Have you noticed that the twisty ties on bags of sliced bread are always different colors? Do you know why? It’s not just random colorization. It’s a code that will guide you to freshness.

All those Twisty Ties had a higher purpose than piling up in your junk drawer.

Those metal twisty ties or plastic tags on sliced correspond to the day the bread was baked.

So, when you’re shopping, ideally you want to match up the color to the day you’re shopping or the most recent day.

Monday = Blue

Tuesday = Green

Thursday = Red

Friday = White

Saturday = Yellow

The reason that Wednesday and Sunday aren’t listed is because most grocery stores don’t get deliveries on those days, according to Tasting Table.

The color coding is meant for employees to remove stale loaves from the shelves and replace them with fresh ones. Need an easy way to remember the color codes? The colors go in alphabetical order.

However, some companies might have their own system, so you should always check the expiration date to be safe.


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