No Twist Ties for You

Saturday morning, late, after a leisurely breakfast, you stand in a U.S. supermarket before a tempting array of fruits and veggies, pondering, with plastic bag in hand. But this blog is not about what you decide to put in that bag; it’s about what you do once conquest is complete. You know what you do…you scout around for one of those elusive twist ties so you can keep your precious, little babies* secure all the way home.

Twist TiesWell, forget about it, ‘cuz your in England now! No twist ties for you! Oh, so you say you use those twist ties for more than just a one-trip grocery run. You use them to secure things like open bags of frozen foods, nuts, and chocolate chips, you say? Have we got a treat for you! Reuseable and eternal (though maybe not eternally useful) plastic clips.  Go ahead. Take a gander.

Ikea Plastic Clips“Hmm,” you say. “Neat, but I’m not sold. I have it on authority that these newfangled clips just aren’t the same as an old-fashioned twist tie.”

Red Tabby Persian Cat Playing With Twist Tie*Please do NOT take this as any sort of endorsement for placing actual babies in plastic bags, then sealing the bags with twist ties.


About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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One Response to No Twist Ties for You

  1. leiah says:

    Hahaha. We actualy DO have twist ties here, but no one uses them. When I heard about your ‘problem,’ I thought, “The clips from Ikea.” Looks like you figured it out! My house is full of those clips….

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