Following is the key: Monday: Blue, black, or brown Tuesday: Yellow Thursday: Green Friday: Orange Saturday: White As you can see, there appears to be no standard at all among various bakeries.
While color coded bread tags do exist, there is no universal system in place among different bakeries.
This is not entirely new: The information has been circulating on the internet for years, but a recent post from Tasting Table has made it go viral again.
The color code being circulated does not match those in use by of the largest bakery in the United States.
Checking the date on the packaging is still the best way to determine a bread’s freshness.
Ever wonder when that loaf of bread sitting on the grocery shelf was actually baked? With expiration dates and sell by dates still fresh on our minds, this article on "Breaking the Bread Code" from Wise Bread 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.
This will insure that you are getting the freshest bread on the shelf.
Our distributors start to work very early in the morning in order to have fresh products in the grocery stores early in the day, so we provide them with a system that they can quickly use to know which products need to be removed from the store shelves.When asked about the color coding of bread tags, Joanne Sanchez, Coordinator Customer Service and Consumer Care Center at Weston Bakeries Limited responded: We contacted the manufacturer’s of Nature’s Own bread products (Flower’s Foods) and posed the question regarding colors of twist ties with bread freshness.Here is the response we received from relations specialist Glenda Stringer: Thank you for contacting us about the significance of the colors of our twist ties.She also suggests that while this is amusing tidbit of information to have, it's not hugely useful since stores restock regularly: "Even without knowing the code, your friends and family are never going to get a stale loaf." And knowing that is truly a slice of heaven! I have (on more than one occasion) either tossed an entire loaf of stale bread or set it aside to use just for toast.Ever wonder what the colors of the tie tags on loaves of bread represent?