Well, my friends, I found this too interesting to keep to myself! You may already know this, but a tweet from House Beautiful explains that the way to tell if the bread is fresh is by the color of the twist ties or plastic clips. This article at WiseBread.com was written by Paul Michael. You can read it here, but a quick guide is in this excerpt:
As it turns out, they indicate when the loaf was baked. The standard is as follows:
- Blue: Monday
- Green: Tuesday
- Red: Thursday
- White: Friday
- Yellow: Saturday
I always knew the color of the twisties meant something, but I had never seen an actual guide. The article also states there are some exceptions, but I think if this is true, I will find it very helpful, indeed!