For years I’ve been buying beans (and also rice) at Fred Meyer that came in a one-pound bag of thin plastic that flopped around. This was fine by me.
Then, one day Fred Meyer’s bean (and rice) bags all got thicker, until they could stand up. They also developed a zip-top closure. This seemed excessive for me, as I usually either make the whole batch of beans in the bag, or pour extra into a mason jar to store. But it wasn’t actually a troubling thing, so I rolled with it.
Today I went to grab a bag of black beans, and *poof* all the beans had been converted back to the original thin-plastic floppy bags.
What gives? File this under: changes I don’t know about and will never know about.