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Trust me, the cans of tuna are much smaller than they used to be. I am probably older than most of you.
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Chickinvic wrote:
Apr 12th, 2017 8:36 am
Trust me, the cans of tuna are much smaller than they used to be. I am probably older than most of you.
Agreed. (Not with you being older - I am very likely a lot older than you) - but with the size of the cans of tuna. Actually the size of most things. Then there is "old" cheddar. Old to me is at least 8 years - not 1 or 2.

I also agree re the size of eggs. XL eggs now are about the size that M eggs were many years ago.
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They weren't that much bigger.

When I was a lad I ate 4 dozen eggs in order to help me get large....
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http://www.eggs.ca/eggs101/view/4/intro ... to-the-egg

In Canada eggs be categorized by weight of each egg.

In the US however:

"U.S. sizes are defined by the weight of a dozen eggs. (Not individual eggs. An egg in a carton of Extra Large eggs need not weigh at least 27/12 ounces, but the dozen must weigh at least 27 ounces.)"

https://sizes.com/food/chicken_eggs.htm
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Chickinvic wrote:
Apr 12th, 2017 8:36 am
Trust me, the cans of tuna are much smaller than they used to be. I am probably older than most of you.
Do you shop in the US? A lot of brands there have gone down to 5 oz apparently but in Canada the standard is still 170g (6 oz).
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Does it means US has smaller eggs size?
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lecale wrote:
Apr 12th, 2017 12:54 pm
Do you shop in the US? A lot of brands there have gone down to 5 oz apparently but in Canada the standard is still 170g (6 oz).
And they used to be FAR bigger. They are only 120g drained. Cans of tuna were a lot bigger when I was younger. Yes, they've been ripping us off for years now, but I'm not talking about a more recent change. This happened some time back.
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lecale wrote:
Apr 11th, 2017 4:16 pm

I have a US set of wet and dry cups, a Canadian set of dry cups (10% more!) and a scale for Euro stuff.
Incoming dumb question...if I buy a set of measuring cups and dry measures from amazon.com, made in the USA, they should be the American measure size, right?

I am terrible with numbers, I can't see calculating the difference for every recipe. Would rather just buy a second set of measuring cups etc..
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bonterra wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 1:33 am
Incoming dumb question...if I buy a set of measuring cups and dry measures from amazon.com, made in the USA, they should be the American measure size, right?

I am terrible with numbers, I can't see calculating the difference for every recipe. Would rather just buy a second set of measuring cups etc..
Yup, Americans don't know about metric. You can test your Canadianized cups on a scale, full they should be +237g if they are US and +250g if they are metricish because 1g water = 1 ml.
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bonterra wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 1:33 am
Incoming dumb question...if I buy a set of measuring cups and dry measures from amazon.com, made in the USA, they should be the American measure size, right?

I am terrible with numbers, I can't see calculating the difference for every recipe. Would rather just buy a second set of measuring cups etc..
I wouldn't sweat it. I've been cooking and baking for decades with no problems whatsoever using measuring cups and spoons. Mine are probably from the US (I have no idea).
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The large eggs that go on sale at SDM are small --- shockingly small. There r some ppl who do egg swapping, so I do wonder if I got one of those ones. Also, I boiled 4 eggs this morning, and one of them came out differently because I couldn't properly separate the shell from the egg.
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Becks wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 10:06 pm
The large eggs that go on sale at SDM are small --- shockingly small.
They are Canada Grade A Large so...huh?

What's with people thinking that baseballs normally come out of a chicken's ass these days?
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lecale wrote:
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What's with people thinking that baseballs normally come out of a chicken's ass these days?
Yeah really...

I wonder if grade sizing has changed at all in the last 20 or whatever years.
I mean... it seems like half this thread is reminiscing about eggs of last decade.
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You two are funny!! But I'm still obsessing over my Canadian vs. American measuring cups. Lol!!!
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Ping pong ball size
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