Is it also your habit to check the bread clip before you purchase store-bought bread? If you don't, you should start doing this as the bread clip dictates one of the most important details: the expiration date. You don't want to buy a loaf of bread that expires in two days when you need it for a longer time in your kitchen.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

On the other hand, knowing when the bread is baked is just as important as the expiration date. Gardenia, a bread brand that needs no introduction to Filipinos, has created this color-coded system for their bread clips called G-locks to know when the bread was baked.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The G-locks come in seven colors which are assigned for the seven days of the week. According to Gardenia, this is their G-lock color guide:

  • Monday - Tan
  • Tuesday - Orange
  • Wednesday - Yellow
  • Thursday - Blue
  • Friday - Green
  • Saturday - Red
  • Sunday - White

Why is there a need to color code the bread clips? This makes it easier for Gardenia's operations to pull out all unsold bread on a daily basis and replace it with new stock. This means that all the bread that you can see on your grocery shelves are always fresh!

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Besides the manufacturing date and expiration date, another interesting tidbit you can get from these tiny, colored bread clips is the suggested retail price (SRP). This helps with price-watch so you know how exactly much stores are adding to the SRP. 

The G-locks also dictate other vital information such as the plant that baked the bread and the bread's production code. This information helps in traceability just in case product concerns are brought up.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The next time you're on a grocery run and in need of bread, now you know how to decode Gardenia's G-locks!

***

Thinking about what to cook next? Join Yummy.ph's Facebook group, Yummy Pinoy Cooking Club, to get more recipe ideas, share your own dishes, and find out what the rest of the community are making and eating!

Got your own version of the classic dishes? Pa-share naman! Get your recipe published on Yummy.ph by submitting your recipe here.

Yummy.ph is now on Quento! Click here to download the app on Android and IOS, and enjoy more articles and videos from us and your other favorite websites!

More From FemaleNetwork.com

Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
View More Articles About:
Hustling Syn-00292
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

Here’s How This Doctor With Major Depressive Disorder Found Peace in Siargao

“The island gives you peace enough to bring out the best in you."

Pinay Mom Shares How BTS Changed Her Life

“I've realized that I need to love myself for who I am."

Yikes! Looks Like Yen Santos Has Deleted All Her Instagram Photos

The actress has yet to break her silence on the third party allegations following the controversial breakup of Paolo Contis and LJ Reyes.
Load More Stories