I learned that the color of the twist ties on bread bags correspond with the day the bread was baked.
Each color represents a day of the week. According to Wikipedia, here is what each color means:
- Blue – Monday
- Green – Tuesday
- Red – Thursday
- White – Friday
- Yellow – Saturday
The colors are a quick way for stores to find the older bread without having to search the bag for the sell-by date (an annoying task, if you ask me). Another way to keep track of the corresponding colors and day of the week is by thinking of them alphabetically: from B to Y. Only works if you know all the colors though.
What did you learn today?
Source: 10 Fascinating Food Facts on Today I Found Out