Gfs Butter Question

Baking By BeesKnees578 Updated 20 Apr 2013 , 9:11pm by liz at sugar

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BeesKnees578 Posted 19 Apr 2013 , 6:41pm
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I recently bought a case of unsalted 1# butter packages.  It was $89.99 and it came out to $2.50/lb.  Not bad....


Well I have been using it as a whole # in one recipe and also having to divide it for other recipes.


Each time I was needing only half of the butter for one cake and the other half for another recipe, I kept coming up a little short on the weight for the 2nd recipe.  I'd get 8oz for one recipe and then there was only 7.6oz of butter left for the 2nd recipe.   I was going out of my mind...


So today I decided to weigh the wrapper and, of course, it is .4oz...just the difference between the butter left for the 2nd recipe (7.6oz) and what SHOULD have been there (8oz).


Now the packaging reads NET WT 1 LB.


Wouldn't that be the gross weight??????


I don't know how much of a difference that little .4 oz makes in my baking, if any, but I'm annoyed!


Can someone weigh a stick of butter for me and let me know if it's just over the 4 oz mark, or does the weight include the packaging?


Sorry if I am making a stupid deal out of this...does it really matter?

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yortma Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 6:20pm
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I just unwrapped 4 cubes of butter.  It is Crystal brand, sold at my grocery store.  It was cold, so unwrapped cleanly.  Each cube is supposed to be 4 oz, 1 pound total.  The butter weighed 16 1/4 ounces without the wrappers so actually a little over.  I also weighed a cube of Kerrygold (irish) butter i had on hand.  It is labelled 8 ounces.  Unwrapped, it was 8 1/8 ounces.  The Crystal butter said net weight 1 pound on the label.  The Kerrygold just said 8 ounces.



I think you have been cheated, and the brand should be called out for false advertising.  It is still a good deal if the butter is good, but annoying to be taken advantage of.  

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liz at sugar Posted 20 Apr 2013 , 9:11pm
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I weighed an unwrapped, regular stick of butter from the store at 3.94 ounces.  I will weigh a pound of our case butter tonight at work and see if it is 1 lb. with the wrapper on.   I think we have been cheated by those darn dairy farmers!! 



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