I reuse those babies all the time!
I reuse those babies all the time!
Sometimes seen in the US, on some fancy breads, baked and packaged in the supermarket, have one-use tapes. I slice them off and use a plastic clip. (I keep a can of them in a cupboard, along with twist ties.)
Since the Atlas Obscura does not reference them, here is some more information about Occlupanids, and their taxonomy, and their incredible diversity.
Slightly off topic, but your mention of flying bread clips reminds me of Lucky Beer pull tabs from eons ago…
So let me illustrate for those who may be unawares.
Yeah. I remember doing this all the time. Served us well on the battlefield (playground) when we ran out of clicky ball-point pens converted into projectile launchers.
Or a bag of peanuts that can’t be finished all at once.
I’m glad I know who makes these horrible things. They always tear the bag. I prefer wooden clothes pins for my bread sealing needs and for bags of chips. Also reusable and they don’t tear through the flimsy bag.
The reason Kwik Lok has a near monopoly is that they sue the hell out of anyone who tries to compete. Schutte (from Amsterdam) started a big push to enter several markets (France, Italy, Germany) in 2012. They also tried to sneak into the US, the two companies have been filing suits and countersuits against one another, the last major decision (last year) found against Kwik Lok but they’ve appealed. I think what will likely happen is that Schutte will succeed in breaking KL’s lock on the US market and invalidating their trademark, and then both companies will be destroyed by a Chinese competitor.
Me too. I wonder why (and when!) we stopped.
Bakeries rotate through the colors of bag closure devices (twist ties & bread clips) on different days.
The colors give the shelf-stockers a quick way to identify different lots for presentation (oldest bread forward) and to spot expired product for culling.
They’re also useful for folks like me (I take a week+ to use a loaf) to find long-dated bread among its older shelfmates.
At the risk of confusing non-Canadians, or even non-Ontario-ins (-ites?), I’d like to point out these are also used on the outer bag of bagged milk.
Also, I confirm they make great finger-flicking projectiles when snapped in half.
This site suggest many options for re-use.
We keep small paper binding clips on the fridge with magnets for closing bags of all sorts rather than screw with the ties or other closers. 8 for $1.
The bread clips seem to be used mostly by supermarkets for their mass-produced breads, which need an expiry date because they sit on the shelf for days. Decent bakeries tend to use twist ties.
At home, we use these:
$2.99 for a bag of clips that seal better than anything else, and that can be reused for decades (and counting).
Oh my, that is deep
GTFO that’s fake news right there - can’t be finished all at once?!
Proof that there’s a website for everything.
This type of ring-pull was standard on all beverage cans when I was growing up. We’d gather pockets-full and flick the spinning ring up into the projection light at the local movie theatre. They looked cool.
Because they can be deadly if accidentally eaten?
Not sure where you get the idea the tape ones aren’t re-usable from.
As long as you’re careful opening them, they last several re-sealings per day for at least the number of days the loaf has before it’s expiry date in my experience.
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