This excelsior shred is shaded a wonderful red with an FDA certified safe dye. The 1/16 cut natural fill pulls apart easily. This excelsior shred provides maximum support for gift containers and packages. The wood shredding comes in a variety of colors that are great for any holiday, special occasions and events. This excelsior shred comes 10 lbs per case and on average it takes about 3 to 5 oz for an 8 inch (D) basket.