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Hello, I'm looking for some advice. I weigh and track everything I eat, and most stuff is pretty easy.

I like to have a few ounces of Halo Top ice cream as a treat at the end of the day and I think I might be weighing it incorrectly.

One container is a pint, which is 16 oz. So if I measure out 4 oz, I should be able to do that 4 times per container, right?

However after two servings at 4 oz each, there's only about 1.5 to 2 oz left. Am I measuring it incorrectly, or does the container actually have less than they're claiming? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Remember, 16 oz for a pint is for liquids, not solids.

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The container lies. LOL! 😀 I'm finding the same thing with Skinny Pop popcorn. The container says it has 6 servings of 3 3/4 cups per serving. But I only get 3 1/2 servings out of it when I pour it into measuring cups. I think the packaging is deceptive.

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with some things, it makes more sense to go by volume rather than weight. If it says the carton weighs 16 oz, and you're trying to eat a 1/2 C serving, then eat a quarter of the carton (I know that can be tricky to gauge, but look at it this way - if you're the only one eating the ice cream, and there are four servings in there, one day you might be inadvertently eating a little more, and another day a little less, but over the course of the time period it takes to eat the carton, you've still eaten four servings at "however-many-calories" each. So overall, the calories would work out.

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Look at the nutrition label on the package (I know, it's ice cream, and we're not interested in its' nutrition!) I will tell you something like a serving is 2/3 cup, which might be 90g for a cheap ice cream with a lot of air whipped into it, or maybe 130g for a premium ice cream with a lot of butter fat in it,) and that there are 3 servings in that pint. Use that weight for your figuring. If you only want a quarter of the pint, then multiply that gram figure for a 1/3 pint serving by 3/4 (Uggg, fractions!) or 75%.

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I think the labels are deceptive sometimes. The cauliflower “wings” are like that too. I got them for a treat and it said a serving was about 4 pieces and there are 3.5 servings (so there should be 14 pieces right) but there were only 9 pieces which left me with pencil and paper for a while trying to figure out what I ate calorie wise. I still am not sure if they just shorted me or if it was because the pieces were bigger but I recalculated as if there were still 3.5 servings in there.

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24 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

I think the labels are deceptive sometimes. The cauliflower “wings” are like that too. I got them for a treat and it said a serving was about 4 pieces and there are 3.5 servings (so there should be 14 pieces right) but there were only 9 pieces which left me with pencil and paper for a while trying to figure out what I ate calorie wise. I still am not sure if they just shorted me or if it was because the pieces were bigger but I recalculated as if there were still 3.5 servings in there.

The weight figure for the package should be accurate (otherwise they are defrauding you) but size of "pieces" can vary on a product like that, But if you take however many grams there are in a "serving", there should be 3.5 (or whatever is stated) servings of that many grams in the package.

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18 minutes ago, RickM said:

The weight figure for the package should be accurate (otherwise they are defrauding you) but size of "pieces" can vary on a product like that, But if you take however many grams there are in a "serving", there should be 3.5 (or whatever is stated) servings of that many grams in the package.

Yea I assumed it was the correct weight and based my calculations on that but since it’s the first time I bought those I was 100% sure. I mean it’s a machine and they do short you. Not often but sometimes. I know I have been shorted on other things like Oreos in the past where it was definitely obvious some were missing. I guess I could have got out my kitchen scale and weighed it to figure out the servings too but I did it the hard way. Lol

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On 1/24/2022 at 2:46 PM, Sleeve_Me_Alone said:

Weight by grams is likely to be more accurate. I try and weigh everything in grams when I can for exactly that reason.

You're welcome,

xoxo, Europe.

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Thanks everyone for the great advice. I also reached out to Halo Top and got a less than helpful response just telling me the difference between ounces and Fluid ounces. The most useful responses advised to check the grams per serving on the container which I didn't even think of - the serving size on the one I've been eating (Cookies and Cream, yum) says it's 3 servings of 2/3 cup each and then in parentheses 88 grams which is the key. One ounce in weight is equal to 28.3495 grams, so 2/3 of cup in weight is equal to 5.33 ounces which on the scale would be 151.103 grams. So by using the scale and measuring straight ounces (4 ounces) I'm getting 113.398 grams which is actually greater than one serving. To get one serving I should be measuring out 3.104 ounces which equals 88 grams in weight. Or at the very least I should be tracking it properly if I continue to do a 4 oz serving.

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