Timestrips tell you how long food has been in the fridge

Whitney passed along an interesting find, which I was about to balk at ("bah! Masking tape and a Sharpie is good enough for me!"), but then I took another look and thought it might actually be useful in some situations:

A co-worker just turned me on to this product, Timestrips. It’s a tag you place on items in your fridge that lets you know how long the item has been there. Seems like a great thing for jarred baby food that should only be open in the fridge for a few days.


  1. J Port says

    I prefer to container-hack my food timestamps with a black china marker. Snag one from the Kroger’s grocery for free, and it’ll last forever!

  2. says

    I’m not going to buy these myself, but I will defend the scenario in which I think they’d be best. When one spouse believes that food never goes bad and the other doesn’t want to eat (or feed the kid) anything more than a couple days old. Each person can choose for themselves. I suppose the sharpie can do the same thing, but some how the third-party system seems more objective.