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Where oh where did all the Baggies go?

soccermom13 Dec 11, 2012 04:36 AM

Okay, I admit that I may be in the 1% of US cooks who still use Baggies (the ones you seal with a twist tie) rather than exclusively using the plastic bags with zipper locks or the "press 'em together" plastic seal closures.

But I love my Baggies and use them in a bazillion ways. They have become impossible to find in my area (Minneapolis St. Paul) and even Amazon doesn't offer them. (At least I could not find them on Amazon.) Anyone else noticed this? Have Baggies become extinct? Can anyone recc a similar product?

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  1. dcrb RE: soccermom13 Dec 11, 2012 04:49 AM

    I don't know of anything similar. Personally, I miss the old CutRite wax sandwich bags. Haven't seen them in years.

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      pamf RE: dcrb Dec 11, 2012 04:07 PM

      The wax paper bags are still available, although a bit hard to find. My local independent grocer stocks them.

      I particularly like them for storing cheese, but they have lots of uses.

    2. sal_acid RE: soccermom13 Dec 11, 2012 04:58 AM

      Acme in the Phila area has a house brand that fits the bill.

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        masha RE: soccermom13 Dec 11, 2012 06:55 AM

        In Chicago, if you keep your eye peeled on the bottom shelf of major supermarkets, you can usually find store brand 1 gallon "food storage" bags that close with a twistie, as well as sandwich bags (1 qt size?) with a foldover flap (but no sandwich size bags with twisties). It's what we use almost exclusively. I suspect that the same is true in the major supermarkets in the Twin Cities -- you will not necessarily find the "Baggie" brand but should be able to find the housebrand equivalent.

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          firecooked RE: masha Dec 11, 2012 07:33 PM

          I am able to get Safeway branded baggies in Arizona and California. So much cheaper than zip lock bags!

        2. wekick RE: soccermom13 Dec 11, 2012 07:31 AM

          I use them too and couldn't find them last time I looked.
          You can still buy them here. https://reynoldsconsumerproducts.alic...

          1. juliejulez RE: soccermom13 Dec 11, 2012 09:52 AM

            Have you tried a dollar store? I have some that I think I got from there.

            1. breadchick RE: soccermom13 Dec 11, 2012 07:26 PM

              Hmm, we have twist tie baggies in all the stores here in upstate NY. I have in my kitchen both the large and smaller size. Odd that it's not offered everywhere - I wonder why?

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                soccermom13 RE: soccermom13 Dec 12, 2012 03:32 AM

                Hey everyone,

                Thanks for the great responses.

                dcrb--I get those little wax paper bags at Whole Paycheck. They are a little pricey, so I use them mainly for cheese storage.

                Masha and Firecooked and sal_acid---I have been having trouble finding even the store brands! But I will redouble my efforts to find store brand "baggies" and when I do find them I intend to buy 2 dozen boxes.

                Wekick-Thanks for the link to Renolds products. I will order from them if I get desperate enough, although they charge more than I usually am willing to pay.

                JulieJ--I did buy some from a dollar store but the quality was dreadful. They stuck together and sometimes tore when I attempted to separate them. But I may try another box from another dollar store.

                Breadchick--Wish I had a trip planned soon to upstate NY :0)

                YOU GUYS RULE! Thanks so much for your help. And it's good to know I'm not the only person in the US who uses these bags :0)

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                  Just Visiting RE: soccermom13 Dec 12, 2012 04:29 AM

                  Santa Google:



                  There were others. I figured I would point you in the right direction.

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                    jbsiegel RE: soccermom13 Dec 12, 2012 04:56 AM

                    My local Shop Rite had them the last time I looked. The think I like most about Baggies over the other store brands is that they're on a roll - much easier to use (and store) than the ones stuffed into a box!

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                      shaja RE: soccermom13 Dec 12, 2012 05:02 AM

                      Plenty of little Baggies here in southeast Wisconsin. When I lived in Missouri, the stores there didn't carry them and I used to ship myself a box full everytime I visited home.

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