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What ARE "Sticks" Of Butter?

As confusing as cups are to people who don't use them, which is to say virtually everyone not in the USA, the notion of "Sticks of butter" is even more so.

In the USA, butter is normally packaged in 1 pound (454 gram) packages.  The packages are usually divided into quarters, with each quarter individually wrapped into what is usually called a stick.

Each stick weighs 1/4 lb (113.5 grams) and is equal to 1/2 cup.

As some computer guru said, "You don't learn anything, you just get used to it."  And so it is with our peculiar measurements of butter.  All metric IS easier!

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