Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 7 months ago

Why does cereal come in plastic bags inside the boxes, but not in movies and TV?

In movies and TV, cereal comes straight from the box with no plastic bag in there. The characters just pour the cereal out. But in real life (or at least America), cereal is in the bag before the box? Why doesn’t it work in real life to have it straight from the box?

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  • rena
    Lv 4
    7 months ago

    It’s the same in the UK, also, it may just be done on movies & TV for convenience reasons.

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  • 7 months ago

    movies aren't real.

    I thought everyone knew that.

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    In movies, and on TV, people never put toothpaste on a toothbrush when they brush their teeth either.

    Even on an advert for toothpaste !

    Same reason ..

    It just looks better on screen and it's easier for the actor not to mess up the scene.

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  • Amy
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    It would be exposed to humidity without being sealed in the bag. Instead of a nice crunchy cereal you'd have a half soggy box of yuckiness. I imagine they don't have the bag in films because it would be crackling noisiness that would interfere with the sound recording

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  • Janet
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    It is assumed that the cereal box has been previously opened and the plastic bag has been cut open.

    You never SEE someone open the sealed box, do you? They just grab the box and it is already opened.

    The plastic bag does two things:

    (1) it keeps the cereal from going stale. And if the cereal has any nutrient value, it also keeps it from going rancid (which would make you vomit if you ate it)

    (2) it acts like the airbag in a car . .keeping the cereal from getting knocked around during shipping and stocking .. .and breaking into little pieces.

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  • 7 months ago

    If cereal were packaged in cardboard, oxygen would immediately penetrate the cardboard and begin to degrade the quality of the cereal. Using a wax paper bag inside the box provides a barrier to oxidation, and also allows the manufacturer to fill the air space in the bag with an inert gas, the virtually eliminates oxidation. So, the short answer is because the bag keeps it fresh until you open it. Movie and TV producers don't care if cereal stays fresh.

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    It would get stale in 'real' life, The bag keeps it fresh.

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