Originally Posted by Yellowhair42
It says bleed through protection.That means one side is shiny smooth=plastic coated.Do not use for cooking.
Not sure I agree with this.
I have (I believe) the exact same stuff at home (at least I bought mine at Sam's) and used it as recently as this past weekend. It's NOT shiny on one side and is NOT coated with anything, especially wax, but it sure does hold moisture and does not bleed through.
I don't think there's anything wrong with the roll you have there.
I've not used the red paper, but have used that white unwaxed butcher paper quite a bit. It's good stuff.