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# How Many Ounces in a Can of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup?

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### Question: How Many Ounces in a Can of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup?

February 28, 2010

Does anyone know how many ounces are in a can of Hershey's chocolate syrup? I want to make the brownie recipe, but I have the larger bottle and need the comparable measurement. Thanks.

By shirlee from TX

February 28, 20103 found this helpful

To clarify: what I stated is from the Hershey site:

* One 16-oz. can HERSHEY'S Syrup contains 1-1/2 cups syrup.

In this case I believe the 16 oz measurement is by WEIGHT, not by 'liquid volume'.

>>> Weight:
The two most commonly used units of weight (or mass) measurement for cooking in the U.S. are the ounce and the pound. Do not confuse the ounce of weight with the fluid ounce, because they are not the same; there is no standard conversion between weight and volume unless you know the density of the ingredient. www.goodcooking.com/.../liq_dry.htm

If you look at the picture of the can below you will see that the 16 oz is NET WT, not fluid oz.

If you are still unsure about what amount to use you could call the Hershey toll-free number on Monday.
1-800-468-1714 (Mon-Fri 9 am - 4 pm ET)

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March 2, 20101 found this helpful

I looked at the can: 16 oz. Enjoy the brownies!

July 26, 20161 found this helpful

My recipe called for a can of Hersey Syrup. I used two cups and my bars turned out just fine. On and one half cup would not have been enough.

February 28, 20100 found this helpful

Isn't the ounces printed on the label?

February 28, 20100 found this helpful

They used to come in 16 oz cans and also smaller ones but the 16 oz was the standard I believe. I haven't see it in cans at the store for a while now. Just the squeeze.

I took a peek online and many brownie recipes called for the 16 oz can. This one is from the Hershey site and calls for 1 1/2 cups syrup which equals a 16 oz can.
www.hersheys.com/.../detail.asp?id=3676&page=1&per=860

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February 28, 20100 found this helpful

Kaelle, 1 cup is 8 ounces, so 1 1/2 is 12 ounces.

February 28, 20100 found this helpful

Well working in the restaurant industry, I can tell you right now that hershey is wrong. Unless math has changed since I left school 1 1/2 cups is not 16 ounces.

1 1/2 cups IS 12 ounces. 16 ounces is a pint, and 2 cups equal 1 pint.

March 1, 20100 found this helpful

According to what is printed on my measuring cup, 1 cup equals 8 fluid ounces,1 1/2 cups equal 12 fliud ounces and 2 cups equal 16 fluid ounces.

I believe the ounces on the can would be the weight of the can and the product inside the the can.

Anonymous
July 2, 20180 found this helpful

You can not buy CANS of hershey syrup anymore

October 30, 20180 found this helpful

I called the Hershey Company. The correct amount is 1.5 cups, not 2 cups. I am glad your bars turned out fine, but this could cause a problem for other recipes.

December 1, 20180 found this helpful

How long did you bake them? I use two cups of syrup and my brownies have been in the oven over an hour. The recipe sais 30 minutes. I think they be fine.

May 15, 20200 found this helpful

The "can" of Hersheys syrup was 12 oz. I know because I made their brownie recipe ALL THE TIME!!! Very disappointed that they discontinued it.

Hey, Hersheys... How about making a 12 oz disposable "pouch" then. It would be so much more convenient for recipes.

July 26, 20200 found this helpful

The can indicates there are 12, 2bsp servings in a can. That makes 24 Tbsp which is 1.5 cups.

July 26, 20200 found this helpful

The content of the can, 16 oz, is the weight of the syrup. The back of the can indicates there are 12, 2 tbsp servings per can. That would make 24 tbsp of syrup in the can. Another conversion makes that 1.5 cups of syrup.

Why the manufacturer does clarify the content as weight or volume seems really confusing for someone who is not an educted chef.

October 13, 20200 found this helpful

Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) calls for a can of Hershey's syrup in her recipes and shows that it's equal to 1 1/3 cups as it's ounces in weight not volume. Volume measurement would have been 1 1/2 cups but that's not equivalent in this case.