...there is a good 5" area of air trapped in the bag. Yes, she resealed the bag, but trapped all the air inside. Excuse me, but isn't air what makes things go stale. I know, I know, jelly beans are not going to go stale for about 8 months, but still...the bag should be properly closed like this:
Here is another example of what I am talking about, and in this case, it would make a difference if air is in the bag. Now, this is a re-enactment....The names have been changed to protect the identity of the innocent. Remember, all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Viewer discression is advised. (I know I am crazy!) I actually stumbled upon the pretzel bag last week.
OK, this is an exaggeration...it didn't have the clip to the side and a gaping hole at the top, but it was just clipped at the very top, with about 8 to 9" of air trapped in the bag.
LL: Mom did you eat some pretzels?
M: No, wait, yes, how did you know. Did I not seal them up? (she knows herself so well)
LL: You sealed them, but with a whole lot of air in the bag.
M: Oh, well....
LL: But, that is what will make them stale - the air.
M: I know that
(exaggerated photo from disgruntled pretzel bag owner below)
This is what the bag actually looked like.....pitiful. Took a good five hours of freshness out of my Snyder's of Hanover Sourdough Nibblers. Shame