Working in the paper industry for so many years, we have recognized some common misnomers for different types of paper. Take butcher paper, for example. It's often mistaken for other similar papers such as kraft paper or freezer paper. The color of butcher paper is another topic that generates many questions. Whether you know butcher paper to be "pink" or "brown", the answer is: you're right.
Pink butcher paper, also often called “peach paper”, is a very popular option, both for its unique, rustic look, and because it’s great solution for wrapping food and smoking meats. But what many people may not realize is:
Pink, peach, natural, and brown butcher paper are all the same thing
They’re really all just different names for the same product. Think of it as sweet carbonated soft drinks that go by many names. Depending on where you grew up, you may call soft drinks “soda”, “pop” or “Coke” (regardless of the brand).
The difference between butcher paper, freezer paper, and kraft paper
As we alluded to in the opening sentence, there is occasionally some confusion out there regarding three regularly used types of industrial and food service paper: butcher paper, kraft paper, and freezer paper.
While all three come on rolls or in sheets and are available in some of the same colors, they have differences:
- Kraft paper is a simple and versatile option for packaging, surface protection, and crafts
- Butcher paper is most commonly used in food service applications
- Freezer paper is designed for use in the freezer
To learn more about natural butcher paper, be sure to check out the entire article on LinkedIn below: