Saturday, June 30, 2012

Get the freshest bread!

How to choose the freshest bread at your grocery store?
Some bread have an expiration/sell by date on it, but if it doesn't, how do you know how fresh it is?  Wouldn't it be great to know when it was delivered to the store?  Well now you can!  My aunty told me about this years ago, but it is a good tip, and worthy of repeating...

Just look at those twist ties on the bread.  They will tell you the day of the week that the bread arrived in the store.  (It's also universal across all bread manufacturers and stores.)

Blue = Monday
Green = Tuesday
Red = Wednesday
White = Thursday
Yellow = Friday

If you can't remember, the colors of the twist ties are in alpha order.

Don't forget...freezing bread saves you time and money.  Whatever you don't think you will use before the expiration date can be put in the freezer.  Simply pop in the microwave on the defrost setting for 20-25 seconds...and voila!  Bread is soft, just like the day you bought it.