This week is sliced bread’s 85th birthday! The Chillicothe Baking Company sold its first wrapped package of sliced bread in 1928. The first pre sliced loaf of bread made it to a full-page newspaper ad that included instructions: 1. “Open wrapper at one end” 2. “Pull out pin” 3. “Remove as many slices as desired.” Otto Rohwedder, the Missouri-based inventor, placed a U-shaped pin at both ends of the loaf to hold the bread together to signify freshness and ease consumer’s worries about it going stale.