Amorphous Intelligence

Debbie Meyer Green Bags Commercial vs. Consumer Reports

Posted in Logic, Rationalism, Reason, Science, Skepticism by amorphousintelligence on November 7, 2008


You ever see that Debbie Meyer Green Bags’ commercial on prime-time TV? No? Here, at just under two minutes, quickly check it out at the official site, then come right back here.


Now, you ever check with Consumer Reports to see what they had to say about those Debbie Meyer Green Bags as seen on TV? No? Here, in only two paragraphs pulled from the official site, quickly check it out then come right ba…er, um, stay right here:


The check. We put bananas, peaches, apples, melons, blackberries, strawberries, basil, asparagus, tomatoes, broccoli, grapes, lettuce, and carrots in Green Bags for up to five weeks. We stored the same foods for the same length of time in Ziploc bags, on a counter, in a refrigerator, or in plastic supermarket bags.

CR’s take. We saw green inside the Green Bags, but often it was mold. Blackberries became moldy after three weeks, strawberries and basil after a month, and peppers and tomatoes after five weeks. It was a tough test, but the same foods stored in other ways nearly always had less mold or none after the same time. Only bananas fared significantly better in Green Bags: After two weeks, they were firm and had not turned black. 

Your friendly, neighborhood skeptic,

Amorphous IntelligenceJ



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  1. netmw said, on December 8, 2008 at 9:00 am

    I love the Green Bag. I got mine at Harriet Carter

  2. amorphousintelligence said, on January 18, 2009 at 3:21 am

    I’m sure you do. You didn’t even read the blog, did you? You just saw “Green Bags” in one of the tags, left your comment, and ran off looking for other “Green Bags” tags to leave your unthinking mark on. For all I know, you’re not even an interactive human, just some robotic program spreading the Green Bag gospel. Thanks for acknowledging my blog’s existence, at least. Not that you care.

  3. redhat said, on February 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I bought those green bags – a total waste of my money. The produce rotted far more quickly that the ads proclaim. To add insult to injury, I had to pay a rediculous shipping fee as well.

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