Dear Bread Companies

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Dear Bread Companies

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For awhile I was making up silly letters to companies. I never sent any of them, of course, but it was fun to write them.

This was one from 2014.

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Dear Bad Bread Companies:

What is up with your plastic packaging? There is too much writing on them. The plastic is fine to keep your bread products in, until…dun, dun, dun…it goes all moldy. Yes, it does.

It’s hard to keep fresh in that plastic bag, with the twist-tie closure. However, with all the logos of your company, nutirition information, bright, bold colors, and stating the fact that there is bread in there, it is too hard to actually ‘see’ the bread.

After consuming a few slices, you know, putting your possibly ‘not sterile clean hands’ in there, which has to be transferring germs, the further down slices do occasionally go moldy. You’ve seen it, I’m sure…it’s that ugly, blue-green color. Even if it is only on one slice, you can bet your bottom dollar, that mold spores are multiplying like crazy inside that bag. The spores are touching, growing, and infecting the whole lot of it. You may not see it yet, but it’s there.

I get mildly upset about it…mildly upset, that most of the loaf of bread is wasted…not actually flinging the whole mold encrusted bread bag across the room, but still…Ewww, gross!

The fact is, with all the package pretty much obscuring the bread inside, I just can’t tell if it’s molded, or not. I try, I really do, to see through any clear spots, but it’s no use. I still have to dump the remaining slices out, just to check for mold. That, of course, exposes it to even more germs that are floating around in the air, which would certainly love to land on a piece of bread, to begin their germy, devouring destruction of said bread.

My helpful solution to this aggravating problem is this – use clear bags, small lettering of your logo, and the ingredients label. You don’t have to tell us it is bread…we can tell what it is in there because it is squishy, and on the shelves where the bread is located in the store. Another helpful hint…do away with those colored twist-ties used to close the package. I think they are some kind of secret code, anyway. To whom, I have no idea, as no one I know has any idea what they mean.

One last, reccomendation…use a ziplock or slider type closure. This would be so much easier. It wouldn’t be lost like a twist-tie, and I wouldn’t have to find a clothes-pin or chip-clip to fasten the package.

So, could you, a big important bread company, who values your customer’s satisfaction with your product, please make these few adjustments? I’d be so, so grateful, and I will keep buying your yummy bread. Otherwise, your bread is dead to me…I’ll buy from your competitors…that is if they consider these very same hints to improve their product line.

Sincerely,

A Loyal Customer (for many years, but am now fed up)

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2014 & 2019

12 responses »

  1. And quit putting High Fructose Corn Syrup in your stupid bread. It’s not necessary. Just my pet peeve. Do you know how long it took me to take me to find a brand that didn’t have HFCS in it? >_<

    • Thanks, Willow!
      You know, they put that stuff into everything it seems. You’d never know they sneak it in unless you read the ingredients, and then the print is so small you need a magnifying glass. haha!
      I can imagine trying to find a bread you could eat was hard. Even in the special food sections, you still have to search. 🙂

      • Don’t I know it. ^_^ I mean, I got a packet of what i thought was honey from some chicken place, could have been Popeye’s, could have been KFC, but turns out it was “honey sauce” with a bit of honey and HFCS. I was all, “Wouldn’t it be easier to just put honey in the packet?” >_<

      • Yep – it was probably Popeye’s, because they put those packets in your boxed meal. It is that ‘honey sauce’ – not good Popeyes not good! I throw them away. Just have real honey. Well I can’t eat that either, but still … 🙂

  2. Hah! Most excellent consumer complaint letter. When we lived in Georgia, we could not believe how fast bread molded. So hot, so humid! Many families kept theirs in the fridge.
    My MIL twists then ties the opening in the bread packaging end — into a knot that my arthritic hands cannot open. I don’t do well with twist ties, but I can’t undo a knot. (I know you’re good at that.) I twist mine twice and fold it under. And I keep it in a lower cabinet where only the warmth of the eastern sun hits! Hah! Fortunately, my girls eat toast like mad and it seldom spoils.

    • Thanks, Joey!
      Those are good ways to close up the bread package – a knot, and folding over the wrapping. heh heh yeah, knots are no problem –
      Most times I toss the wire twisty and use a clothespin. We have a bread box to keep the bread in that sits on the cabinet. Of course the top gets loaded down with other stuff, like coffee, coupons, plastic spoons and notepads.
      Good thing you don’t have to worry about bread going bad, as it gets made into toast quite often at your house. 🙂

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