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How Much Margarine is a Stick?

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Most sticks of margarine are the same size. Typically they are equal to 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup. This is a guide about "How much margarine is a stick?".


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April 5, 2009

Quite a number of recipes call for stick margarine. We can only buy block margarine. Can you tell me what weight is in a stick? Would love to try some of the recipes. Thank you.

By Mary of Lourdes

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April 6, 20090 found this helpful
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1 stick is equivalent to 1/2 cup.

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April 6, 20090 found this helpful

Margarine and butter did and maybe still does come with 4 sticks to a box. So that means 1/4 of the box if the box is not packaged 4 sticks in the box.

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April 6, 20090 found this helpful

Applying to a one pound box of four sticks margarine (not the whipped type) there are four ounces to each stick. Each stick has 8 Tablespoons.

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April 7, 20090 found this helpful

In the US, butter is sold in 1-pound blocks or 1-pound boxes containing 4 sticks. One stick = 1/4 pound. In the US, 1 stick = 1/2 cup, but a "cup" in the US is not the same amount as a "cup" in the UK, so don't go by cups. If you want to be completely precise, 1 stick of butter or margarine equals 113 grams.

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April 7, 20090 found this helpful

Many thanks for all the responses to my request re stick margarine.

Can now start to try some of the recipies I have put into my cookery file

Again many thanks

Mary of Lourdes

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April 7, 20090 found this helpful

I'd just like to comment that I think a cup is cup everywhere -- 8 oz. There is a difference between an American gallon and an Imperial gallon, and, I think quarts and pints, but cups are the same. American quart 32 oz, Imperial 40 oz. 4 quarts in a gallon. Of course, now we in Canada and England use litres and grams, so it is only with old recipes that it makes a difference.

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February 15, 20160 found this helpful

An American "cup" is much larger in capacity than a UK "cup"

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January 18, 20170 found this helpful

No its not. On of our daughters lived in teh UK for awhile....She messed up cooking several times not realizing or noticing that their measuring cups are not the same size as ours. After her household goods arrived and she unpacked her kitchen, she noticed that they were different sizes than the ones she had bought in Ireland to get her by until hers arrived. Later, a cousin who has lived all over the world confirmed they are different. We have another daughter who just moved to Poland. She is having to convert recipes to fit the different measuring cups.

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

How much margarine is a "stick"? In ounces or grams (both are what my scales measure in) would be most helpful.

Chickybiker from Cambridgeshire, England


How much margarine is a "stick"?

1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons. (02/28/2007)

By mikezwife82

How much margarine is a "stick"?

A stick of butter is 1/2 cup or equal to 4 oz. Butter in the United States is normally sold with 4 sticks per package with a total of 2 cups or 16 oz. (03/01/2007)

By dpcw

How much margarine is a "stick"?

Here is a great site that can convert almost anything. (03/13/2007)

By phishphan98

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