Jul 13, 2012 11:27 PM
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### A "stick"?

How much does a stick of butter weigh?

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1. 4 oz, a quarter lb, or 8 Tbsp. That's why they call them Quarters.

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1. re: acgold7

Thnx,I wsn't clear - I meant in grams (4 us cooking in foreign lands.) Butter comes in 100g or 250g pkts. here.

1. re: esseppess

There are 28 grams in an ounce, so a US stick of butter should be a little over 100 grams, maybe 110-112. You could probably use the 100g packets as a reasonable substitute.

2. as much as a new-born panda (they're tiny, the last DC one in '05-ish had the name 'butterstick' before the official one was given.)

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1. re: hill food

This is the best answer thus far.

1. re: hill food

Immediately made me think of this:

http://xkcd.com/526/

1. re: hill food

I was thinking of a baby lemur: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=B..., but you have nailed it. Had not though of a panda, as a unit of weight, but think that the US needs to adopt that, especially in regards to butter.

Hunt

2. A pound of butter is 454g, 4 sticks to a lb so 113.5g

1. 4 sticks of butter is 1 pound, so 1 stick of butter is a quarter of a pound.

Alternatively, 4 sticks of butter is 454g, so 1 stick is 113.5 -- as TeRReT said.

1. The google search has a very handy converter. Type in 1/4 pound = grams and it will give you an answer. You can also use "to" in place of the equals sign.

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1. re: kengk

If you have iPhone 4s, Siri can answer your math question very quickly.

1. re: randyjl

If you have graduated from a real middle school, then you should able to do your own math. :P (I am not criticizing you, just being funny and truthful).

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