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American goods sold here in Norway often go by imperial units, but much less now than a thirty years ago. It may be about that long ago when the "Sun-Maid Raisins" cardboard boxes got a shiny yellow banner over on a top corner, "Now: Metric Pack".

So the pack size was now 227 grams, rather than half a pound.

It took several years before they increased the pack size to 250 grams.

And: Most beer we import from GB come in half liter cans, but some of the more exclusive brands try to maintain their exclusiveness by coming in pint sized cans. If you complain about the price tag, they always point out that the can i larger.

Then, some beers are sold i US pint size, almost 10% smaller cans. Both alternatives makes it difficult to compare prices - except that nowadays, the stores always post the price per liter on the shelf. Maybe they are required by law to do that nowadays.

You might say "Who worries about a few pennies difference in price?" Then you haven't been to Norway, or at least you haven't considered beer prices here. Even when you buy the local beer in the grocery store, you won't find any cheaper than LBP 2.50 per half liter can. Import beers are typically twice that price, and may be three times as high. So you are probably not surprised that home brewing is not uncommon here. (Very few are experts, though - the great majority just buy a simple DYI kit with all ingrediens read: Add water to the syrup, add the enclosed yeast, and leave it fermenting for a couple of weeks.)
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