How To Tell The Freshness Of Your Bread Purchase

Price Tag Bread Clip on wood background. The color of plastic tags on bread bag use to tell you which day of the week bread was baked on.

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When shopping for bread I simply look for the date stamp on the plasting bag in which the bread is packaged or on the plastic clip attached where the bread bag is twisted. You can further narrow down the freshness of the loaf by the color of the clip. The color of freshness ... Buying a loaf of bread at the grocery store and knowing exactly how fresh it is can be a challenge, but getting an answer may actually be easier than you think. Those flat plastic clips that are used to tie the bag closed may also tell you when the freshness of the bread. Many stores use a color-coded system, where the color of the tag indicates what day of the week the bread was baked. Most follow this schedule:

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

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