A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter B – Bread

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter B – Bread

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It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Day # 2 – Letter B …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter B

Dear 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 see what it is in there. 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 ☮️

© 2021 BS

22 responses »

  1. The colors actually stand for the day the bread was baked. Monday – blue, Tuesday – green, Thursday – red, Friday – white and Saturday – yellow. Usually, Wednesday and Sunday are not part of bread companies delivery schedules so those days do not get a color-coded bread tie.

    • Thanks, Sandee! I figured there was some sort of reason for the different colors. Good to know about this way of telling when the bread was baked. I mostly throw them away and use a clothespin to shut the bag. 🙂

    • Thanks, Jim! Oh yeah, Bread had some great songs back in the day. We had an 8 track player in the car and listened all the time to their greatest hits. 🙂

    • Thanks, Iain! Oh fresh baked bread is the best, isn’t it! Years ago we’d take a break from skating and go across the highway to a bakery and buy fresh loaves for a quarter. So good. 🙂

  2. Nice letter. I always toss the twist tie and just fold the plastic under the loaf. I also refrigerate it. 🙂 XO

    • Thanks, Ellen! I throw those away, too, but then just use a clothespin. I’ve never tried putting it in the refrigerator. We do use up a loaf pretty fast, though. 🙂

  3. This is a great post! My bread always disappears before any nasty spores get to it, which I’ve let out a full investigation on. I’m really hoping the hypothesis that people are eating it is true, because otherwise there is a BIG moldy pile of bread somewhere.

    • Thanks, Jen! We go through a loaf pretty fast too, though sometimes a few slices get stuck back in the bread box that we forget about until it’s gone moldy. Glad you like this one about bread. 🙂

  4. I know you’re not supposed to, but we keep ours in the refrigerator, because we can’t seem to eat it all before it gets gray and fuzzy. Which seems to happen a lot sooner than it did when we were kids, did you ever notice that?

    • Thanks, John! My dad always kept his bread in the refrigerator, but we’ve not done that before. We do eat it up pretty fast, but occasionally it does go bad. Hmmm I don’t really remember eating much bread when I was a kid, though I’m sure I did. You’d think it would be the opposite, what with all the preservatives they put in things today. 🙂

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