How do you keep your chips fresh?

At my house, we’re always looking for a wooden spring clothespin, or binder clip to keep a newly opened bag of chips fresh. A couple of years ago I reviewed QuickSeals, which worked great, but were a bit of a hassle to install. I never did see them in our local grocery stores, so after I used the initial samples, I forgot about them. Today I was surfing around for interesting products and happened upon the Banana Seal. These ‘clips’ look like they might keep bagged food fresher than my binder clip solution and they look like they are easy to install. They even make longer ones for potting soil and pet food bags.

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8 comments… add one
  • Roger Bixley February 27, 2010, 3:10 pm

    Why would anyone open a bag of chips without fully intending to eat the entire bag at once?

  • Sandee Cohen February 27, 2010, 5:29 pm

    While I agree with Roger about the impossibility of eating just a portion of a bag of chips, I am intrigued by these clips.

    But they seem a little too expensive and cumbersome to use compared to the ordinary bag clips I’ve been using for years.

    I buy mine from a variety of sources and they are never more than $.60 each. But I did find a link to show you what they are like.

    • Julie February 27, 2010, 5:35 pm

      I have some of those types of clips too, but they aren’t long enough to go arcross the top of a standard bag of chips. We’re talking family bag, not a single serve bag that you get out of a vending machine.

  • Lex February 27, 2010, 7:46 pm

    Fold left corner down, fold right corner down, fold top down twice, then a medium binder clip. Cheap & effective.

  • Sandee Cohen February 28, 2010, 1:29 am

    I usually fold the top of the bag in a v-shape to make the clip fit.

    But it looks like the Banana Seal is way longer. I’ll look for a Rite Aid in town to see them in person. (Their web site is very lean on information.)

  • GeoffreyM February 28, 2010, 10:25 pm

    I have to say the title of this post immediately put the song “Does your chewing gum lose it’s flavor on the bedpost overnight?” into my mind.

  • BaldSpot March 2, 2010, 2:00 am

    We use clothes pins. Fold the top down two or three times and stick a clothes pin on it. Done.

  • mrofone March 2, 2010, 11:45 pm

    It looks like Banana Seals stole the idea from here:
    We have been using those for years, and they are great. We even give them as gifts.

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