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Post Info TOPIC: Zip Lock Bags - 21st Century Stuff


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Zip Lock Bags - 21st Century Stuff


When the DW and I are on the road, I am usually the "chef." Meaning that I cook well - but my clean up skills are horrible.

I recently bought some packaged food that I did not use all of when cooking a meal. When I bought the product, I did not notice that it did not come in a Zip lock package. So to take care of what was left over, I did the only thing natural for a man. That was to use duct tape to reseal the package before putting it back in the fridge. Which I will admit, made me feel really dumb.

Now, I know that I can buy Zip lock bags in all sizes and transfer the unused food to those. But that's an extra expense for us. I'm wondering why the heck all food companies haven't embraced the 21st century methods of zip lock packaging for their product? 

I did compose a nasty gram email to the offending food company stating that I would put them on my never-buy-list until they embraced Zip Lock technology. That email probably went swiftly into their Recycle Bin, but at least it reinforced my resolve to pay attention to packages at the grocery store.

Maybe we should start a campaign to mandate Zip Lock convenience for all of us. But would that hurt the duct tape industry? smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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As the owner of a Harley Davidson the unwritten tool kit is baling wire and duct tape. LOL Duct tape works on just about anything except air conditioning duct work, go figure.

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I don't think the duct tape industry is in any danger. Right now duct tape is keeping our microwave working! (don't ask! lol)


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What incentive does a food company have to have you keep their product fresh for a long period of time. The sooner you have to buy more the better it is for them!

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The problem I see with the "zip lock" provided on a lot of food packages today is eventhough I tear where it says tear here, invariably, it tears the zip lock off of one side of the package.

The other day I ended up having to cut open the package below the zip lock because I couldn't get the temporary seal they use to break apart. It was some sort of glue that should come apart so then you can use the zip lock to reseal. But this glue just wouldn't release.

I have about 70/40 success with the package zip locks. So 40% of the time I end up using an actual Zip Lock baggie to put the food in.

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Bear II - I can relate to that! LOL

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As a solo, whenever I go out I always bring food home.  I divide it up into individual sandwich bags and then  put them in a larger Zip Lock Freezer bag and pop into the freezer.  More control, less chance to over eat and saves $$$$.  I do the same if I buy family size meals from the grocery.  Now I can have more variety in my diet.  Yum!



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We choose ziploc (or tupperware) containers over zippy bags, they last longer, are more friendly to the environment, and keep foods fresh.
Almost everything we open goes into a zip-loc box with lid sealer.


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If you don't use all the product in the package, can't you just fold the bag over the rest of the product and stick a clothes pin type clippy on the package to keep it closed? I mean it's kind off a no-brainer.

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Trabuco wrote:

As the owner of a Harley Davidson the unwritten tool kit is baling wire and duct tape. LOL Duct tape works on just about anything except air conditioning duct work, go figure.


 We ride as well, duct tape is an indespensable tool in our kit.



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