If you happen to be in the store, pay attention when the deliveries are made and even ask the delivery man.With each delivery old loaves should be replaced with fresh, new loaves.I should also mention that Shannon suggested hanging on to bread tabs for scraping food off dirty plates.
Because of the frequent deliveries, odds are that you wouldn’t see more than two to three colors for any one brand on the shelf at one time.
If you do happen upon a plethora of colors you’ll know the inside scoop and may want to steer clear of that brand unless you know their specific codes.
Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? ) The colors go alphabetically by color Blue – Green – Red – White -Yellow, Monday thru Saturday. But I put a post-it note in my wallet when I first found out about this so I would not forget.
Ever wonder what the colors of the tie tags on loaves of bread represent?
Now, that doesn't mean your bread will go bad on that date, it's just the bread manufacturer's suggestion for removing the item and replacing it with a fresher delivery.
Needless to say, this whole labeling system is confusing as hell, ultimately leading to a serious amount of food waste in America.
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!
But, there is a definitive definition of what those dates should mean.