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Consumer products in metric sizes

Numerous consumer products come in rounded metric sizes. This page lists some brands and sizes seen in the U.S. Click the thumbnails for photos of examples. Contact the USMA Webmaster if you know of others.

See also the separate list of kinds of products measured or designed in metric units.

Some labels contain minor errors, such as missing a space or using all caps. Nevertheless, we like seeing metric units, even with such trivial errors; people shouldn't avoid the metric system for fear of breaking a rule. (See Correct SI usage rules as well as the FAQ.)

Contents

Beverages

BeerCoffee, creamer, and sweetenerJuices and fruit drinksMilksSoft drinks, etc.Tea bags and instant teaWaterWine

Foods

Bread, tortillas, flour, etc.BreakfastCandy and gumCheeseCondimentsCookiesCrab and shrimpCrackersDessertsFruits and vegetablesHealth foods, diet supplements, etc.Oils and vinegarsPet foodRiceSnacksSpices, salt, pepper, etc.SyrupTuna, salmon, etc.Yogurt

Health and beauty care

CosmeticsDental flossLip balmLotions etc.MouthwashShampooSoap

Cleaning products

Air freshenersDish-cleaning padsDishwashing detergentsFabric softenersHousehold cleaning productsLaundry detergent

Miscellaneous products

ContainersDIY suppliesOffice suppliesPens and pencils

Beverages

Beer

Beer

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Beer and the likeBeamish440 mL can

Coffee

Coffee, creamer, and sweetener

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
CoffeeCracker Barrell coffee packet (from gift basket), Folgers Cafe Latte, Maxwell House, Nescafe Classico and Taster's Choice instant coffee50 g, 150 g, 200 g, 300 g, 1 kg
Coffee-like beveragesNatural Touch KAFFREE Roma200 g
Non-dairy coffee creamerCarnation, K-Mart American Fare, Sam's Choice1 kg
SweetenerEqual, Indulge, Great Value, Splenda, Sweet'n Low, Sweet Right, Sweet Plus, Sweet Portion, Sweet Thing, Stevia1 g packets

Juice

Juices and fruit drinks

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Juices, fruit drinksArizona, Bolthouse Farms, Capri Sun, Country Time Lemonade, Dole, Eden, Hi-C, Juicy Juice, Kool-Aid, Libby's, Martinelli's, Minute Maid, Ocean Spray, Odwalla, Simply Orange Juice Co., Squeeze-It, Tree-Top, Tropicana, Vruit, Wal-Mart Great Value, Welch'sBottles: 200 mL, 250 mL, 450 mL, 750 mL, 1 L, 1.25 L, 1.75 L, 2 L, 3 L
Cans: 700 mL
Aseptic boxes and pouches: 125 mL, 150 mL, 200 mL

Milk

Milks

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
MilkProducer's Dairy3 L
Coconut milkKame400 mL
Soy milkEdensoy250 mL, 1 L

Soft drinks

Soft drinks, etc.

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Iced teaLipton, Nestea, Purethé500 mL, 750 mL
Soft drinksCoca-Cola, Frostop, Pepsi, many others390 mL, 500 mL, 1 L, 2 L

Tea bags

Tea bags and instant tea

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Instant teaStop and Shop instant ice tea1.5 kg
Tea bagsAmbiance, Gevalia, Twinings40 g (20 × 2 g), 50 g (25 × 2 g), 60 g (30 × 2 g), 75 g (30 × 2.5 g)

Water

Water

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Bottled waterAlaskan Falls, Aqua Fina, Arrowhead, Boulder, Crystal Geyser, Dannon, Deep Rock, Eldora, Evian, Fiji, Geyser, Kroger, Kwencher, Odwalla, Ozarka, Penta, Propel Fitness Water (from Gatorade), Utopia, Whispering Springs Canadian Spring Water250 mL, 330 mL, 500 mL, 700 mL, 750 mL, 1 L, 1.5 L, 3 L, 6 L

Wine

Wine and liquor

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
WineAll50 mL, 100 mL, 187 mL, 375 mL, 500 mL, 750 mL, 1 L, 1.5 L, 3 L (plus larger integral liter sizes)
Distilled spiritsAllBottles: 50 mL, 100 mL, 200 mL, 375 mL, 750 mL, 1 L, 1.75 L
Cans: 50 mL, 100 mL, 200 mL, 355 mL

Foods

Bread

Bread, tortillas, flour, etc.

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
BreadFeldkamp, Pema500 g
NaanFabulous Flats250 g
TortillasAzteca, Maria and Ricardo's400 g (10 × 40 g), 1.1 kg, 1.2 kg (12 × 100 g)
Masa harinaMaseca, Quaker2 kg

Breakfast

Breakfast

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
CerealsEnviroKidz, General Mills (Cheerios, etc.), Kashi, Nature's Path300 g, 400 g, 1 kg
Oatmeal etc. packetsNature's Path50 g

Candy

Candy and gum

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Candy, gumAlmond Joy miniatures, Altoids, Butterfinger, Ferrero Rocher, Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, gummi frogs and others made in Spain for Haribo of America, Hershey's Pretzel Bar and chocolate-covered orange sticks, Lance Chewz, Lindt “Excellence,” Panda soft chews, Lunar Bubble Dust Bubble Gum, Nestle After Eight mints, Pocky biscuit sticks, Private Selection (Kroger) Milk Chocolate Minis, Reese's Peanut Butter Bites, Starbucks gum, Toblerone, Whetstone Candy Co. milk-chocolate “orange”20 g, 25 g, 30 g, 40 g, 50 g, 100 g, 125 g, 150 g, 200 g, 300 g, 400 g, 600 g

Cheese

Cheese

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
CheeseGreco, Société100 g, 200 g

Condiments

Condiments

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Hot dog relishHeinz375 mL

Cookies

Cookies

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
CookiesGodiva, Kirkland Signature, Lady Walton's, Lambertz, Mrs. Bridges, Pepperidge Farm, Walkers20 g, 100 g, 125 g, 150 g, 200 g, 300 g, 400 g, 1400 g

Crab

Crab, shrimp

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Crab, shrimpChicken-of-the-Sea100 g pouch

Crackers

Crackers

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Crackers365 Golden Stoneground (Whole Foods Market), Asian Gourmet, Dare cracker brands (including Breton, Cabaret, Vinta), Kame Rice Crunch Crackers, Red Oval Farms Stoned Wheat Thins, Water Crackers100 g, 125 g, 200 g, 250 g, 300 g

Desserts

Desserts

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Cream puffsDelizza300 g
Ice cream sandwichesKlondike, Schwan's100 mL, 125 mL

Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
FruitsDriscoll's blueberries; Naturipe Farms blueberries; VBM (Vital Berry Marketing) blueberries; Buddy Fruits pure blended fruit90 g, 125 g
VegetablesSunset brand tomatoes500 g

Health foods

Health foods, diet supplements, etc.

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Nutrition barsAtkins Indulge, Carb Solutions, CarbWise, Fiber One35 g, 40 g, 50 g, 60 g
High-protein drinks/mixesWellments Pro Blend 5570 g

Oil

Oils and vinegars

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Dipping oilsV.B. Buck (California), Kennedy Gourmet (Texas)250 mL, 375 mL
Olive oilBasso, Bertolli, Bionaturae, Carapelli, Food Club (Topco), Olive Oil Italiano (Georgia), Private Selection (Ohio), Reas' Olive Ranch (Arizona), Wild Oats250 mL, 500 mL, 750 mL, 1 L, 1.5 L, 2 L, 3 L
VinegarsAnglia (France), La Fede (New Jersey), Nepoleon (Italy), Kozlowski Farms (California), Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (California)250 mL, 375 mL, 500 mL, 750 mL

Pet food

Pet food

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Cat foodSheba, Whiskas100 g, 350 g, 500 g, 600 g, 1.5 kg, 3 kg
Cat snacksHartz Wacky Cat, Whiskas Temptations60 g, 85 g
Dog foodAlbertson's, Atta Boy, Cesar, Gravy Train, Innova, Ken-L Ration, Pedigree/KalKan, Pet Club, Purina100 g, 150 g, 375 g, 625 g, 1.5 kg, 2 kg, 3 kg, 4 kg, 7.5 kg, 8 kg, 10 kg, 15 kg, 16 kg, 17 kg, 20 kg
Dog snacksPedigree Jumbone200 g

Rice

Rice

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
RiceTexmati1 kg
Microwavable riceRice-a-Roni Express, Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, Zatarain's Ready-to-Serve rice250 g pouch

Snacks

Snacks

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
SnacksAct II microwave popcorn, MacFarms macadamia nuts, Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks, Que Pasa tortilla chips, Rachel's potato chips, Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Sun-Maid raisins, Sun-Rype granola bars25 g, 50 g, 100 g, 120 g, 125 g, 180 g, 200 g, 250 g, 600 g, 2 kg

Spices

Spices, salt, pepper, etc.

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Spices, salt, pepperMcCormick60 g

Syrup

Syrup

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
SyrupDakin Farm, Davinci Gourmet, Highland Sugarworks, Spring Tree, Stonewall Kitchen250 mL, 500 ml, 750 mL

Tuna

Tuna, salmon, etc.

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Tuna, salmon, kippersChicken of the Sea, Polar, Starkist85 g and 200 g pouches; 100 g, 120 g

Yogurt

Yogurt

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
YogurtFage Greek yogurt150 g, 500 g, 1 kg

Health and beauty care

Cosmetics

Cosmetics

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
CosmeticsManyMany

Floss

Dental floss

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Dental flossOral-B, Glide, Walgreens, Safeway, Meijer, Target25 m, 50 m, 60 m, 100 m, 125 m, 200 m

Lip balm

Lip balm

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Lip balmVaseline Lip Therapy10 g tube

Lotion

Lotions etc.

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
LotionsArbonne lotion; Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion; Crabtree and Evelyn hand cream; Estee Lauder foaming cleanser, skin toner, and tanning lotion; Lancome Re-Source face cream and body lotion; Lubriderm daily moisture lotion; Neutrogena pore refining cream, toner, and cleanser; Noevir herbal skincare and balancing lotion; Vaseline Intensive Care lotion50 mL, 75 mL, 100 mL, 120 mL, 125 mL, 150 mL, 200 mL, 250 mL, 325 mL, 525 mL, 580 mL, 600 mL, 725 mL
SpraysTinactin150 g
BandagesNew-skin10 mL

Mouthwash

Mouthwash

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
MouthwashAlbertson's, Kroger, Lavoris, Listerine, Rite-Aid, Safeway, Scope, ShopKo, Target, other house brands250 mL, 500 mL, 1 L, 1.5 L, 1.7 L

Shampoo

Shampoo

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Shampoo, conditionerAlbertson's, American Crew, Amway, Aussie Land, Clairol Herbal Essences, Daily Defense, Head and Shoulders, Helene-Curtis Thermasilk, Neutrogena, Pantene Pro-V, Pert Plus, Physique, Prell, Re Balance, Solutions, Vidal Sassoon, White Rain125 mL, 175 mL, 200 mL, 300 mL, 350 mL, 400 mL, 450 mL, 500 mL, 750 mL, 1 L

Soap

Soap

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
SoapAmway body wash, Avon Tee Tree shower gel, Cormatic hand soap dispenser refills, Dial liquid hand soap dispenser and refill, Identity Products body wash, Kohl's Body Source anti-bacterial hand soap, Lava liquid hand soap packets, Oil of Olay body wash, Palmolive hand soap dispenser refills, St. Ives Laboratories body wash, Tea Tree Oil liquid face and hand soap, Topco foam bath, Ultima hand soap dispenser refills5 mL, 150 mL, 200 mL, 250 mL, 350 mL, 400 mL, 500 mL, 700 mL, 1L, 2L
Dove, Ivory soap bars, Noevir foaming cleanser, Williams mug shaving soap50 g, 90 g, 120 g, 130 g

Cleaning products

Air fresheners

Air fresheners

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Air freshening spraysFebreze Air Effects275 g

Dish pads

Dish-cleaning pads

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Dish-cleaning padsDawn Wash & Toss10 cm × 13 cm

Dishwashing

Dishwashing detergents

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Dishwasher detergentsAmway, Cascade, Electrasol500 g, 1.4 kg, 1.8 kg, 2.4 kg
Dishwasher rinse agentsCascade Crystal Clear, Jet-Dry125 mL, 250 mL
Dishwashing liquidsAjax, Dawn375 mL, 740 mL, 1 L

Fabric softeners

Fabric softeners and such

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Fabric softeners, freshening spraysClorox Fresh Care, Downy, Febreze100 mL, 500 mL, 600 mL, 800 mL, 1 L, 1.2 L, 1.8 L, 2 L, 3 L
Fabric softener sheetsBounce, Kirkland Signature16 cm × 22 cm, 17 cm × 22 cm, 16 cm × 30 cm

Housecleaning

Household cleaning products

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Cleaner refillsScrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner, Swiffer WetJet, Windex1 L, 2 L
Toilet bowl cleanersClorox, 2000 FlushesTablets: 70 g, 100 g

Laundry detergent

Laundry detergent

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Laundry detergentAmway, Final Touch, TideLiquids: 400 mL, 750 mL, 3.5 L, 4 L
Powders, tablets: 855 g, 1.5 kg, 2 kg, 3 kg
Stain treatmentTide to Go10 mL

Miscellaneous products

Containers

Containers

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Food storage containersManyMany
Pots and pansManyMany
Thermal bottlesManyMany
Other containersManyMany

DIY

DIY supplies

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Caulk, adhesive, etc.DAP, Quikcrete300 mL tube
Duct tapeDuck48 mm width, 55 m length
Grout coloringLaticrete SpectraLOCK1 kg carton
Spackling compoundLafarge2.5 L tub

Office supplies

Office supplies

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
Packaging tapeStaples20 m

Pens

Pens and pencils

ProductExamples of brandsExamples of sizes
PensMany0.2 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 1 mm
PencilsManyLead dia.: 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 0.9 mm
Lead len.: 60 mm

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Updated: 2014-01-26