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Hence why the 4-lb. bag of sugar seems to have become the norm around where I live, and what used to be a pound of coffee in a can is now around 11 oz.

And a pint of Haagen-Dazs ice cream is slightly less than a pint.

Maybe they are using metric units like 500ml?

A (UK Imperial) pint is 568ml. I don't know what a US Customary pint is. (Fun fact: UK and US customary/imperial units aren't the same! Every country used to have it's own system. That's why the metric system was invented)

No, they're just being cheap. A pint of Ben & Jerry's is still a pint.

a US pint is like 450ml.

Wikipedia tells me it's 473ml. God I hate the imperial systems

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