I had seen the infomercial for Debbie Meyer Green bags in the past. As much as I like watching it, I was pretty sure that they were exaggerating their claims.
We do a lot of warehouse shopping, and occasionally buy produce from the warehouse. When we do that, we have trouble eating all of it before it goes bad.
While at Wal-Mart recently, I discovered they had a 20 pack of the bags for $10, so I decided to give it a try. I even decided to make a semi-scientific experiment and took photos, and even had a control subject. I have attached the photos I took because the results are pretty dramatic.
The second photo is taken ten days after the first photo. While the green bag strawberry definitely doesn't look as fresh as the day I bought it, it looks dramatically better than my control. Despite myself, I am impressed.
Now some of you may be wondering about the bananas. While the green bags work really well against rotting, they do NOT work well to protect fruit from hungry children with no respect for science. The green bag made the banana last a day longer than the control banana, but once the children realized there was a banana in that bag, it was all over.
So, if you are wanting to extend the life of your produce, this is definitely a great product. If you are looking to hide food from hungry kids, you will probably want to keep looking. And let me know if you figure that one out, ok?