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I made your chocolate ganache cake for Easter. The recipe called for one 16-oz can of Hershey's syrup. I bought a 24-oz bottle and had my daughter measure 2 cups (16 fluid ounces) and add it to the mix. Only after it was too late did I realize the 24-oz bottle was empty meaning we had added too much syrup. Can you help explain why 2 cups of syrup is more than 16 ounces?

From Kimberly Pepper - Minnesota

Hershey's chocolate syrup is measured by weight, not volume, so a 16-ounce can of the syrup actually measures 1 1/3 liquid cups, not 2 cups.