Are Bread Twisties Color Coded by Date?

I have heard that bread twisties are color coded as to the day of week they were made. Does anyone know if that is true and what color goes with what day?


Hazel from Shreveport Louisiana

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October 28, 20070 found this helpful

Fresh Bread ????

When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you
"squeeze" for freshness or softness.

Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week?

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

And each day has a different color twist tie.

They are:

Monday - Blue

Tuesday - Green

Thursday - Red

Friday - White

Saturday - Yellow

So today being Tuesday, I wanted a green twist tie-not

red which is Thursday (almost a week old?)


The colors go alphabetically by color Blue - Green - Red - White -Yellow, Monday thru Saturday. Very easy to remember. But I put a post-it note in my wallet when I first found out about this so I would not forget.

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October 29, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks! I got an email about this a couple of years ago and promptly deleted it without writing the days on paper.... I'll be sure to do it this time.

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By Anonymous (Guest Post)
October 29, 20070 found this helpful

I think the answer is sortof...Problem is there is no uniform standard so different bread companies may use different colors for different days of the week. I found more detailed information at


Additionally, Wonder Bread's FAQ says "Many bakeries do use the color-coded twist ties, although the color code may vary depending on the geographic location of the bakery. Additionally, a Sell by Date is included on the package or plastic closure"

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November 2, 20070 found this helpful

I would find someone who works in the bread section and
ask for specifics to that store. I think they differ.
there is also a big difference in dates that are stamped
on it so check a few loaves before you choose one.
I thought I was the picky person doing this but I
also do this in milk dept. At the prices you pay it is


best to get the freshest product around.

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By down under (Guest Post)
December 26, 20070 found this helpful

I work for a bread company in Aust. and we work on the 3 colour system red, white and blue. Each day is a fresh delivery, of one of the colours, When you buy your bread always work 3 days ahead and you will know you get your bread that day fresh, If it is 3 days old you must ask for 1/2 price

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By Matt (Guest Post)
June 28, 20080 found this helpful

He's exactly right. I saw it on TV last night on how it's made.

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