Color-Coded Secret! How To Tell When Bread Was Baked

Color-Coded Secret! How To Tell When Bread Was Baked

Emma Christensen
Apr 6, 2011

Ever wonder when that loaf of bread sitting on the grocery shelf was actually baked? Here's how you can tell at a glance.

With expiration dates and sell by dates still fresh on our minds, this article on "Breaking the Bread Code" from WiseBread caught our eye. They explain that those twisty-ties holding the bag closed are actually color-coded to indicate the day the bread was baked. With a few exceptions, the colors are universal for all breads to make it easier for grocery stores to recognize older loaves and pull them off the shelves.

Check out their visual guide above to see how fresh your bread really is!

Read the Article - Breaking the Bread Code from WiseBread (via The Consumerist)

Related: No-Knead Bread Hack: Make a Sandwich Loaf Instead

(Image: WiseBread)

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