Twist Ties on Bread and the Meaning of the Colors
Blue Twist Tie on Monday
Many of you have probably seen those twist ties on the bags of bread. The thin strip of plastic is used to tie the openings of bags for slice bread, hamburger rolls, and hot dog rolls as seen in the above photo.
The twist ties come in different colors for a reason. However, some people don't pay attention to them, and surely, they don't know what the five colors mean. They think they are on the bag just to keep it closed.
Some people think the ties are a nuisance and they discard them as soon as some slices have been removed so they can tie the bag with itself without using the twist ties.
Pay attention to the order of the twist ties below. They are arranged in that order for a reason.
Twist ties come in five different colors. Do you know why only five? Do you do how to remember them for each day of the week?
There are five colors for the five delivery days for bread. Usually, there is no bread delivery on Wednesday and Sunday.
Starting with Monday, the colors are in alphabetical order. Remember, to skip Wednesday and Sunday. See the twist ties in the photos above and below.
The plastic twist ties or metal ties indicate the bread was baked and delivered.
The codes are as follow:
- Monday - blue
- Tuesday - green
- Thursday - red
- Friday - white
- Saturday - yellow
Most sources refer to a five-day delivery schedule which does not include Wednesday and Sunday.
The color coding is to make it easier for employees to remove stale loaves from the shelves and replace them with fresh ones. Employees know the colors go in alphabetical order.
Green Twist Tie on Tuesday
Red Twist Tie on Thursday
White Twist Tie on Friday
Yellow Twist Tie on Saturday
Twist Tie Color
5-Day Delivery Schedule
Another Use For Twist Ties
Some garbage bags are sold with twist ties. However, they are all one color instead of being color coded.