Many years ago, I won a huge one gallon pitcher from Tupperware. It was a lovely white, so the first thing I made to put in this pitcher was a huge batch of Raspberry Iced Tea. The red tea in the white pitcher looked lovely.
Once it was empty, I made sure I washed it so the red would not stain the plastic. It didn’t, but something just as bad happened. It smelled like Raspberry Iced Tea. I could not get the smell out. If I put other things in there, it tasted like Raspberry Iced Tea. It was not good.
A friend told me to seal newspaper in the pitcher for several days and it would absorb the order. Yeah right! I did what I was told and sure enough it worked. The smell was completely gone! AND nothing tasted like Raspberry Iced Tea!
So, when I received the above jars, which smell just like what use to be in them, I decided to can some newspapers. I’ll leave the newspapers sealed in there for several days. If the smell is not out by then, I’ll replace the newspapers and reseal.
They will hold my dried items, like bread crumbs. I don’t want my breadcrumbs smelling or tasting like spicy red pepper. I will use the small mason seal lids to seal the jars.