A GROCERY store worker shared secrets to his TikTok followers on how to avoid moldy bread.
User @sessionswithseon has worked in grocery stores for over 14 years, according to his bio and often shares hacks to his over 300,000 TikTok followers.
TikTok user Sessisonswithseon shared secrets on how to get the freshest bread at the grocery storeCredit: TikTok
He has a series on his account called “Random Grocery Facts” where he shares the knowledge he has learned from working in the industry.
“To determine the freshness of the loaf of bread, all you have to do is check the bowtie indicator,” said Seon.
According to Seon, the “bowtie indicator” also called a “bread clip” is the device used to hold the plastic bags containing the bread closed.
The ties come in five different colors indicating when the bread was baked, said Seon.
Blue means the bread was baked on Monday, green means Tuesday, Thursday is red, Friday is white and yellow means the bread was baked on Saturday.
Wednesday and Sunday do not have colors because, according to Seon, deliveries do not happen on those days.
“Also, another rule of thumb with bread. The freshest bread will be at the bottom,” he added, pointing to loaves of bread on a shelf.
“Bread is rotated. Oldest dates on top, newer dates on bottom,” read the text on the screen.
Seon says this is done to get rid of older inventory because it is easier for customers to get the product when it’s at the top.
The video went viral, receiving over 2.7million likes and over 12,000 comments.
“Thank you for the info. keeping that in mind when I go shopping and maybe I’ll educate someone else on my new knowledge. Thanks,” wrote one person
Other users warned that not all bakeries follow the color code on the ties, advising that it is always important to check codes on the bag.
“Bread ties do come in different colors,” said Seon in part two of the original video. “But it’s the same principle, it just tells what the days the bread was baked on.”
He advises that people may have to do some research on their favorite type of bread to see if it follows the same color code.
So yes, bread ties do vary in color. But the same principle applies.”
In order to get bread that won’t get moldy quickly, Seon said you must determine when the bread is baked by looking at the tie colorCredit: TikTok
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