Read on here why twist ties are baker’s favorite when it comes to sealing a bread bag.
You must have seen those twist ties on the bags of bread. It is basically a thin strip of plastic and is used to secure the openings of bags for sliced bread, hot dog rolls, and hamburger rolls.
Here is a cold yet informative definition from Wikipedia
“A twist tie is a metal wire that is encased in a thin strip of paper or plastic and is used to tie the openings of bags, such as garbage bags or bread bags. It is also called garden twist wire. A twist tie is used by wrapping it around the item to be fastened, then twisting the ends together (thus the name).”
It is quite frustrating for customers when it comes to opening the packaging. Some may end up destroying the bags. Then, it is equally difficult to close the bag after removing the slices. That’s why this ordinary strip of plastic can be really useful in this scenario. Once you take a roll out of the bag, it is easy to reseal the bag with an easy twist.
They are counted among one of the most consumer-oriented bag closures for bread and bakery products. It is fair to say that it is one of the easiest methods to “lock and unlock” your bag of bread.
Why Twist Ties When We Have Plastic Tabs?
Plastic tabs are commonly used methods and can be re-used. However, they are less effective to protect the integrity of a baked product. This is because these tags are likely to loosen within the closure once the bag inserted through the gate. As a result, the twist becomes undone and allows unwanted airflow and staling of the baked product.
What Does Their Color Mean?
Another striking feature of these twist ties is their color. Have you ever noticed they come in 5 colors—Blue, Green, Red, White, and Yellow.
The color tells about the day the bread was baked on.
Blue means the bread was baked on Monday.
Green means the bread was baked on Tuesday.
Red means baked on Thursday.
White means baked on Friday.
Yellow means baked on Saturday.
What about Wednesday and Sunday? Well, the bakeries are usually closed on these two days.
So you must have understood the importance of twist ties when it comes to
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