Does it Work? - Has anyone tried Green Bags?

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07-31-2007, 12:41 PM
The infomercial claims that it helps fruits and veggies last longer. If anyone has tried it please post here with your opinions os this product.

08-08-2007, 10:50 PM
I ordered green bags from QVC a couple of years ago and they do as they claim. I buy salad mix in big bags from Sam's and Costco. There are only two in our home that eat salad so I empty it in a green bag and it lasts twice as long. They also works well with bananas. I recommend them.

Suzanne 3FC
08-09-2007, 11:03 AM
I have them as well, and also think they work great for salad mix and bananas. I haven't had as much luck with some other things, but they are well worth it for the salad and bananas.

I have a new case of strawberries, I think I'll put the bag to test today :)

08-18-2007, 06:50 PM
I'm so excited you girls posted about this. I just saw the infomercial and was so eager to order them, but wanted to hear some real reviews first. No more wasted fruits and veggies!

03-26-2008, 10:18 PM
Glad to find this thread. I've been thinking about getting some since I seem to be wasting some veggies recently. (Have to learn moderation when buying them I guess!)

I'm going to purchase these Evert-Fresh bags ( from I'll check back in with my results.

07-07-2008, 06:02 PM
I bought some of the Debbie Meyers green bags a few weeks ago, and I can't brag enough about them. I buy tons of veggies.. and usually end up throwin most of them away. The bags do as they promise. I even still have some squash that should have definitely been nasty by now.. and it looks like I bought them yesterday!

07-07-2008, 06:19 PM
I totally forgot to post after I bought these. They DO work, absolutely. I do find that the lettuce seems a little more "plastic-like" after I use them, though (if that makes any sense). It does change the texture somewhat, I think.

07-08-2008, 06:44 PM
I have them and am actually having no luck with bananas I live in las vegas and I think it's just to hot even in the house with the air on. Do you leave the bag open or closed. I'm supposed to eat a banana a day and when I buy them they last 2 days?? Even in the bag even if I buy the bright green ones?

07-11-2008, 01:00 PM
My bananas have lasted quite awhile. I fold the top of the bag down to close it, but I don't seal it. They say not to use twist ties or anything like that because they damage the bags.

07-14-2008, 04:05 PM
We use some offbrand green bags my dad found at Dollar General. They are amazing! We have cut up celery in one of them, and it's been over a week, and it's still fresh. Normally it gets all brown and dried out. We use them for all our fruits and veggies now!

07-19-2008, 12:09 AM
They seem to work very well with apples and grapefruits. My friend saw the bags at Walgreen's after I had purchased mine from the website! It seems like you pay almost as much in shipping as you do for the bags!

07-22-2008, 10:34 AM

Bed, Bath, and Beyond carries all the various Debbie Meyer bags (green, bread, cheese, and cold cuts) online, and in some stores.

Similar options you can also get (all avail. on amazon's site) are:

E.G.G. Ethylene Gas Guardian
ExtraLife Fruit and Veggie Keeper
Evert-Fresh Bags (like Debbie Meyer bags)

I was thinking of checking out the EGG or the ExtraLife since it just sits in the veggie/fruit drawer and doesn't involve washing/reusing bags.

07-29-2008, 06:21 PM
Glad to find this thread. I've been thinking about getting some since I seem to be wasting some veggies recently. (Have to learn moderation when buying them I guess!)

I'm going to purchase these Evert-Fresh bags ( from I'll check back in with my results.I've been using these for a few months now and love them. We belong to a local CSA, and I couldn't imagine getting the volume of fruit and veggies we get without being able to preserve them for 1-3 weeks depending on what it is.

07-29-2008, 06:31 PM
I was real excited when I first bought these! But I find that I have to keep taking the veggies/fruit out to dry them off! I don't seal them, just fold down. My bananna never last more than 3 or 4 days. My skin on my apples seem to get tougher and the texture is not as appealing. Some things do ok, so I guess I am about 50/50. I also find having to wash them a bit ackward too.

Can any sucessfull green bag users give me any tips?

07-30-2008, 12:27 AM
If I know I'm not going to use it in a matter of 1-2 days (like a big bag of carrots) I always line the bag with a paper towel. It absorbs the "condensation".

Items these work wonderfully on for me (so I buy in larger quantities) are spinach, lettuce, green onions, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, green beans, carrots, zucchini and other squashes, herbs, cucumber... So obviously, I use them more for veggies than fruit. We seem to go through fruit faster so I often don't even use the green bags for them. One thing I'd like to try them on is raspberries or blackberries. I usually freeze them, but if they'd last fresh for 2 weeks that'd be great.

07-30-2008, 10:27 PM
I've been wondering about these. Maybe I should give it a try? Everything seems to go bad so fast and it's **** to drag 3 kids to the store 2 to 3 times a week to get fresh stuff.

07-31-2008, 11:29 AM
Yeah, I HATED to toss produce - and did it fairly often before I had these bags. They are reusable for a time also. I have had mine for nearly 4 months now and I think some of them are maybe starting to die. I think the manufacturers say they work well for at least 10 storages.

I notice that there are also bags for meat (red), cheese (blue), bread (yellow). We don't have a problem wasting meats or cheese, but our bread (tortillas, pitas, bagels, bread) always go stale before we eat it all. Anyone use the yellow bags too?

08-10-2008, 01:26 PM
So happy I did a search for these because I desparately need them. I am always throwing fruits and veggies away because I tend to buy too much also. I'm also thinking of signing up for a CSA so I need to be ready. I just scanned through some tv channels and either HSN or QVC was selling Debbie Meyer green boxes.

08-10-2008, 02:09 PM
I actually found the green bags at my local HEB (grocery store). About 10 bucks for 20 bags. Is this comparable to what you guys are paying for them?

08-10-2008, 08:31 PM
I use the Ziplock vegetable bags. They are cheaper by far and really work. I originally used them because I had a fruit fly infestation in the kitchen. They were madly in love with my tomatoes and bananas. They died but my fruit is staying fresh longer than normal. I've got a basket of peaches stored in the ziplocks right now and am curious to see if they ripen in them or do I have to use a brown bag.