Saturday, November 14, 2009

Buying Fresh Bread

When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest?

Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores 5 days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day they use a different color twist-tie or plastic clip.

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

The colors run alphabetically by color: blue, green, red, white and yellow so it's very easy to remember.

This goes for bread, rolls, buns, etc. Often the loaves on sale are several days old.

The bread is rotated off the shelves fairly quickly, but in my experience I've seen all the colors on one day.

This only a rule of thumb and may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some stores receive bread every day nowadays. So, do check the "sell by" date too.

I thought this was one of those viral e-mails that is a hoax. But it checks out and I've had luck with it through the years.

Next time you're in the store see for yourself.


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