When I was given these bags as a gift I initially thought, "here we go again, another gimmick to find a home for!" How wrong could I be?
Begrudgingly I stuffed a fresh crusty loaf into the larger of the two bags, as I had nowhere else to put it. I went off and promptly discovered that I'd forgotten all about the bread until I realised that my fifteen year old had been making his sandwiches through the week using it. By the end of the week it should have been inedible and yet it was still almost as fresh as the day it was bought!
Next I bought some unleavened wholemeal soda bread, which I love. As I'm on a weight reduction diet I hid it carefully in the smaller bag and hoped that I'd find the will power to ignore it. Sure enough I forgot all about it until almost a week later, ie six days I remembered it and thinking it wouldn't be fit to eat dug it out with the intention of giving it to the birds.
The big surprise is that Soda bread becomes dry and unpalatable very quickly, this was still fresh enough to eat with butter on it and without toasting! Sure, if you leave your bread in it for a full two weeks it will become mouldy, but to date this has not been a problem in our experience.
This bread bag even works with sliced bagged loaves. Up until now I had no alternative but to keep them in the fridge, as no other receptacle did what it was supposed to.The amount of waste has dramatically been reduced as a result and now we always have fresh bread in the kitchen, instead of green hairy stuff covered in mould...
I am a convert. From really diss'ing this product I have come full circle and would recommend it to anyone.