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Matt Sanger
(IPARider) - MLife
small food-safe zip baggies on 05/05/2010 16:01:13 MDT Print View

BPL is out of stock of the small zip baggies - any recommendations on sources of these things?

Ziploc brand snack baggies are a little fragile with poor zip sealing, and not quite as small as I want.

Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
Small Zip Locks on 05/05/2010 16:09:06 MDT Print View

I found a couple of sizes in the Wal Mart craft section. I hear they sell them at Joanns and Michaels, as well.

These don't seem to be much thicker or better at sealing than the snack sized Zip Lock brand ones, but they work for me.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"small food-safe zip baggies" on 05/05/2010 16:16:51 MDT Print View

I also found them recently at Michaels's and Wal-Mart (Wal-Mart was cheaper, of course).

They're really convenient.

The small bags, not Michael's or Wal-Mart.

Also not sure if the seal is any better than the snack size Zip-Locs, doesn't seem to be.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: small food-safe zip baggies on 05/05/2010 16:20:00 MDT Print View

What is this preoccupation with ziploc bags???????

I use ordinary polyethylene bags with a rubber band. I buy them at 1000 a time (very cheap that way), but you can probably go to your local fruit shop and buy 100 bags off the roll from the guy there. They will be way cheaper, and lighter - and probably stronger.

Cheers

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: small food-safe zip baggies on 05/05/2010 16:23:23 MDT Print View

"What is this preoccupation with ziploc bags???????"

The zip closure is effective for eliminating food or liquid leakage. If I am not worried about leakage, then I use ordinary non-zip bags.

I just got some new zip bags sold for packaging prescription pills, but I had to pay 5 cents each for the whole quantity.

--B.G.--

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: small food-safe zip baggies on 05/05/2010 16:32:15 MDT Print View

Ziploc is made in the US....for some of us that is reason enough to buy them ;-)

Matt Sanger
(IPARider) - MLife
Re: Re: small food-safe zip baggies on 05/05/2010 16:32:29 MDT Print View

I'm feeling really flush and can spring for small ziplocs over ordinary poly bags with rubber bands ;)

I also find them a lot neater in filling, emptying, sealing, and packing.

Now how about those sources? (and I'm not sure about whether craft store bags are food-grade plastic (?))

Edited by IPARider on 05/05/2010 16:33:39 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: Re: small food-safe zip baggies on 05/05/2010 19:14:20 MDT Print View

If they are made of polyethylene they are food safe but not necessarily heat safe (thin equals fragile).