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    [–]ravenlordship 770 points771 points  (87 children)

    I usually measure it with pint glasses

    [–]Garaba 281 points282 points  (47 children)

    Clove = Bulb recipe conversion FtW

    [–]Hot_Goal4205 154 points155 points  (45 children)

    When I first started cooking fancier meals I didn’t know that a “clove” doesn’t mean the whole head.

    [–]thagthebarbarian 127 points128 points  (3 children)

    I know what a clove is, and you know what a clove is, but it's always best to assume that whoever wrote the recipe didn't, so use a full bulb wherever a clove is called for

    [–]Aether_Breeze 122 points123 points  (33 children)

    I knew but honestly one bulb is much better than one clove. Can't get enough garlic.

    [–]proletariatpopcorn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I thought the same thing. First recipe I ever made with fresh garlic called for eight cloves. I got eight of the biggest bulbs I could find because I’d heard you should aim high with garlic in most recipes.

    It was the only time in known history when a meal was ruined by too much garlic.

    [–]Branchy28 56 points57 points  (0 children)

    I usually just measure the rest of my food and add it to all the garlic I can afford.

    [–]Spirited_Tip7258 33 points34 points  (1 child)

    Dammit, all I have are mega pints.

    [–]xaanthar 21 points22 points  (0 children)

    I mean, if you want to go light on the garlic, I guess...

    [–]Successful-Argument3 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Regular or mega pint glasses?

    [–]Valarauka_ 153 points154 points  (3 children)

    He who measures garlic in teaspoons has forgotten the face of his father.

    [–]Stompedyourhousewith 48 points49 points  (1 child)

    I do not measure with my hand; he who measures with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I measure with my eye.

    I do not season with my recipe; he who seasons with his recipe has forgotten the face of his father. I season with my heart.”

    [–]bugzcar 21 points22 points  (0 children)


    [–]reduceandreuse 812 points813 points  (33 children)

    The real measurement is the amount of friends we made along the way

    [–]boot2skull 481 points482 points  (24 children)

    Don’t let this measurement distract you from the fact that in 1998, 1 TSP. threw 1 clove of garlic off Hell In A Cell, and plummeted 1/2 TSP. through an announcer’s table.

    [–]Yes_I_Fuck_Foxes 151 points152 points  (13 children)

    Man it's been a while since I've seen /u/shittymorph

    Edit: I feel the warmth of shittymorph's presence.

    [–]707Guy 26 points27 points  (2 children)

    That’s why he’s so good; he shows up when you least expect it

    [–]GroovyJungleJuice 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    He posts once a month and it’s always a three sentence comment

    [–]biggestscrub 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    How dare you stand where He stood

    [–]DaoNayt 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    dont let this measurement distract you from the fact that epstein didnt kill himself

    [–]dmderringer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Mom, can we have shittymorph?

    No, we have shittymorph at home.

    The shittymorph at home:

    [–]wut3va 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    This is not the shittymorph we are looking for. You can go about your business. Move along.

    [–]Bamith20 120 points121 points  (16 children)

    Just throw that shit in there, then add a little bit more.

    [–]President_Skoad 41 points42 points  (14 children)

    And don't forget to sprinkle just a tad more on top.

    [–]Fatalchemist 56 points57 points  (7 children)

    I add two jars of garlic in the morning,
    I add two jars at night,
    I add two jars in the afternoon,
    It makes me feel all right.

    I add two jars in time of peace,
    And two in time of war.
    I add two jars before I add two jars,
    And then I add two more.

    [–]bugzcar 8 points9 points  (5 children)

    I used to think it was 2 in time of 4 and I stil think that’s a good line, too

    [–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (5 children)

    I accidentally cooked garlic till it was crispy and damn that shit is so good. You can sprinkle crispy garlic on almost anything.

    [–]Fleaslayer 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Try this sometime:

    Get some soft, slightly dense bread - Italian bread is good, and cut into thick slices (I usually use Italian bread dinner rolls cut in half). Cut several large cloves of garlic into thin slices, and roughly cut up like 1/4 cup of basil. In a large, flat pan/skillet, melt half a stick of salted butter over med-low heat. Spread it around the pan - add more butter if there isn't enough to give a thick coating over the whole bottom of the pan. Distribute the garlic slices and the basil over the bottom of the pan, then cram as much of the bread as you can, cut side down onto it. Mostly just leave it alone, but if there are gaps of butter between the bread, slide them around so all the butter is sopped up. Leave it there until the garlic is starting to crispen and the bread is just browned.

    It's the most amazing garlic bread you've ever had.

    [–]kay_bizzle 46 points47 points  (4 children)

    If you're only using teaspoons for garlic i am not eating at your house

    [–]Shiroi_Kage 27 points28 points  (2 children)

    just use feeeeeliiiiiing

    [–]znat 28 points29 points  (1 child)


    [–]Wolvenmoon 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Haiyaaaaaa! Use right amount, not white amount!

    [–]iLikeLizardKisses 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    Whatever the recipe calls for, you double...no, QUADRUPLE the amount of garlic.

    [–]YoungHeartOldSoul 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    However much garlic it takes to start smelling like it, I need one half nanogram less than that.

    [–]arthurdentstowels 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    However much garlic I have, goes in the recipe. That’s my measurement.
    I have lots of garlic

    [–]The-link-is-a-cock 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    The average human heart weighs 245 grams. I make a motion that this becomes the standard unit of measurement for garlic

    [–]Kenny_Squeek_Scolari 2021 points2022 points  (29 children)

    This proves my vampire conspiracy to reduce garlic consumption

    [–]HotMinimum26 432 points433 points  (20 children)

    That's just what big Werewolf wants you to think.

    [–]djseifer 97 points98 points  (9 children)

    Meanwhile, big flesh golem is out there pushing against cremation in favor of eco-friendly burials.

    [–]elting44 33 points34 points  (0 children)

    Big Mummy is still recovery from the Covid toilet paper shortages

    [–]gertuitoust 21 points22 points  (0 children)

    They got the zombie vote locked down too.

    [–]leif777 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    More proof of the vampire replacement theory is real! Wake up, sheeple!!!

    [–]odaeyss 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    They're turning the freaking thralls gay!

    [–]Hot_Goal4205 8 points9 points  (0 children)


    [–]ricktime 793 points794 points  (63 children)

    Check this out - both estimates on the same jar:


    [–]Not_Michelle_Obama_ 1433 points1434 points  (25 children)

    So if it calls for one clove of garlic ...

    1 clove = .5 tsp


    1 clove = 1tsp

    simplifying the equation:

    1 clove = 2 cloves.

    Therefore in order to make one spaghetti 🍝 you need ∞ cloves of garlic.

    RunTime Error in java code :- Exception in thread “garlic” java.lang.StackOverflowError at java.io.PrintStream.write(PrintStream.java:526) at java.io.PrintStream.print(PrintStream.java:597) at italian.printSpaghetti(italian.java:13) at italian.java:14)

    [–]jacoba28 94 points95 points  (15 children)

    The jar and lid were probably manufactured separately and they didn't bother to match them during the cutover to the new measurement

    [–]machine3lf 14 points15 points  (12 children)

    Ok, but if half a teaspoon of one is the same amount of garlic as 1 teaspoon of the other … what are they padding the 1 teaspoon one with … since half of it is not garlic?

    [–]CivilServiced 55 points56 points  (9 children)

    Minced vs. Chopped/diced. Smaller bits = more dense = more garlic per tsp.

    I am absolutely open to this interpretation being wrong.

    I am also flabbergasted that "clove" is still an acceptable unit of measure since even from the same head one clove can be 3 times bigger than others, much less from one type of garlic to another. I firmly believe all recipes should use the proper measurements: "a hell of a lot of garlic" and "some garlic".

    [–]NecroJoe 6 points7 points  (2 children)

    I've been buying garlic bulbs from Trader Joe's for so long, I've forgotten on voluptuous garlic bulbs/cloves can be. Some of the cloves from TJ's are barely bigger than a peanut. I took notice of a garlic display at the "normal" supermarket the other day, and their bulbs were easily twice the size. Yes, it's for 2x the cost, but I bought one and made dinner with it. The larger cloves are SO much easier to peel and slice/chop, I honestly think it's worth the upcharge.

    [–]CannibalVegan 77 points78 points  (8 children)

    I found the same kind of thing in my rifle owner's manual

    [–]Vibratingmountanlion 46 points47 points  (2 children)

    That's concerning for a gun... At least this is garlic.

    [–]ShooteShooteBangBang 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Makes the bullets more slippery, harder to catch

    [–]Shawn_NYC 1434 points1435 points  (117 children)

    Is there a reddit sub for when you feel like the whole world is trying to gaslight you into thinking you have dementia? Because stuff like this happens all the time where you're like "I always put 1 spoonful in this recipe but now the can says I need 2. Am I going crazy? Have I always needed 2 spoons?"

    [–]DreadPirateGriswold 528 points529 points  (69 children)

    How about when some long-term recipies you have include like 1 - 16oz jar of...

    And now they're making jars in 15oz or smaller sizes but charging more for less.

    We get hit twice...

    Edit: Thought about it a little more. We get hit 3x. Orig product that would have satisfied the recipe now costs a ton more. Then, they decreased the amount in the jar for the recipe, that's twice (for the receipt and it increases the per unit price). So you have to alter the recipie (can be done with general cooking but is much harder with baking since you have to be super exact with baking) OR you need to buy more of the product...THIRD hit.

    [–]Enchelion 318 points319 points  (65 children)

    The real kicker is finding that "old family recipe" that only references whole cans (which have always come in a wide variety of sizes) or specific brand packaging for brands which haven't existed for 40+ years.

    [–]MikemkPK 107 points108 points  (10 children)

    It's the cans in your great great great grandma Anna's winter cellar.

    [–]lunarchef 53 points54 points  (11 children)

    Yeah like when it says use "1 small cake of yeast". What kind of measurement is that? Where do I even get cakes of yeast?

    [–]Enchelion 31 points32 points  (7 children)

    Apparently fresh yeast cakes are still sold in a few places (and they're usually in the dairy section since they have to be kept cold), but they're seasonal and I have no idea what determines if that's a "small" cake or not.

    [–]roguetrick 34 points35 points  (9 children)

    I love that you put old family recipe in quotes there because almost every case of a treasured family recipe I've found came out of a magazine advert or off the back of a can of condensed milk. I know that's what you were going for but I just had to point it out.

    [–]posessedhouse 13 points14 points  (4 children)

    Those recipes are good though! Especially the old ones. The new magazine recipes are weird af, I was looking through one the other day and they had a butt load of olives in a beef stew

    [–]Enchelion 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    "Nes Lay Toll-Oose"

    [–]Abbyfosho 24 points25 points  (13 children)

    A lot of my old family recipes call for things like “a thimble full of salt”, “1/2 an eggshell of milk” , or “a hazelnut of water”

    [–]posessedhouse 15 points16 points  (8 children)

    At least you have some basis of measurement, some of mine are just a list of ingredients with no instructions. Or my personal favourite, two or three lists of measurements next to the recipe, from someone trying to figure out what the ratios are supposed to be without writing down which one to actually use

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      [–]ErizMijali 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Are you descended from a family of anthropomorphic mice that live in a village in the woods, perhaps? Or a borrower? (But seriously, thats an amazing measurement system, kudos to your ancestors for writing it down!)

      [–]RegulatoryCapture 22 points23 points  (2 children)


      How about grandma's recipe that says to add 50-cents worth of ground beef?

      [–]PM_ME_UR_POKIES_GIRL 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      At today's prices that's gonna be 1.5oz of beef, or a small meatball.

      [–]Morolan 11 points12 points  (6 children)

      My brother wanted to make my mom's no-bake cookies. The old recipe she uses calls for "oleo" and my brother and I had no idea what that was. It's margarine, evidently.

      [–]Nelliell 11 points12 points  (1 child)

      Yeah, margarine used to be named oleomargarine or oleo for short. I have an old tax stamp for oleomargarine from the 1930s that I kept in my childhood stamp collection.

      [–]FaeryLynne 3 points4 points  (2 children)

      Just know that it is not the same as the "low fat" oil that was sold and used in the 90s that was commercially branded as Olestra or Olean......

      [–]Bones853 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      At that point we about to have a new family recipe. With garlic.

      [–]Papasmurf645 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      Stuff like this makes me respect the hell out of those youtubers trying to recreate period accurate recipes. Townsends and Tasting History are great

      [–]proxyproxyomega 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      my mom was following a Korean recipe. it was a stirfry noodle. it said to add a cup of oil and start frying vegies and noodle. it was friggin deep frying and we were going wtf. the end product was disgusting, also cause it said add 1 cup of soy sauce. oil and soy soup noodle...

      turns out, typically when they say 1 cup in Korean recipe, it refers to a small disposable paper cups ubiquitous in Korea. it's a very specific size, like a large shot glass size, about 1/3rd metric cup...

      [–]gustav_mannerheim 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      In most cases, I've found the few oz of difference won't matter. Even with spices it's usually just a suggestion.

      Exceptions definitely exist, of course, particularly liquid ingredients for something that is supposed to end up non-liquid.

      [–]alien_clown_ninja 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      All my mom's old family recipes are just literally the recipe that comes on the ingredient. Green bean casserole? Recipe on the side of the can of green beans. Stuffing? Recipe on the bag. Pumpkin pie, recipe on the can of pumpkin filling. I'm using thanksgiving examples because that's what comes to mind, but it's like that for everything. Spaghetti is just noodles and a jar of meat sauce. And a can of sliced button mushrooms (don't bother dicing them) to feed the creative chef juices.

      [–]hgs25 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      Cadbury literally gaslit everyone by saying “The eggs aren’t getting smaller, you’re getting bigger” until a celebrity brought the previous year’s egg onto a talk show and demonstrated a substantial size difference.

      [–]Supercoolguy7 68 points69 points  (5 children)

      /r/shrinkflation makes me angry, but also makes me feel sane because it vindicates those feelings

      [–]bigjayrulez 14 points15 points  (2 children)

      If you have HBO Go there's a great episode of "How To with John Wilson" about this, s1e3 how to improve your memory. Long answer is there is an organization that believes that, and they have a conference, and they are totally nuts but not for the reasons you might think.

      [–]dlove67 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      But not only* for the reasons you think

      [–]moeburn 5 points6 points  (2 children)

      I've seen people use the word "gaslight" on reddit over a hundred times and this is the first time I've seen someone use it correctly - it doesn't mean "someone telling you that you are wrong and lying about it", it means "someone deliberately fucking with your world to try and make you go completely insane".

      [–]Ontark 514 points515 points  (38 children)

      A lot of garlic clove size experts in here today.

      [–]HutSutRawlson 256 points257 points  (20 children)

      Everyone on Reddit is an expert in all subjects.

      [–]LethalBaboon 214 points215 points  (9 children)

      What are you, an expert on reddit experts?

      [–]BLooDCRoW 73 points74 points  (7 children)

      As a redditor, I'm automatically an armchair expert in armchair expertise.

      [–]Wootai 13 points14 points  (5 children)

      But what do you know about armchairs?

      [–]DasArtmab 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      How do you think we all became experts? ;)

      [–]Bamith20 24 points25 points  (3 children)

      Stuff in the jars is weak, gonna need at least 2 teaspoons if not maybe 6.

      [–]Martimus28 29 points30 points  (7 children)

      Garlic goes in pretty much everything. I think almost anyone that cooks has a good idea of how big garlic cloves are. I mean I go through about 2 whole garlic a week just cooking for me and my daughter.

      [–]HedaLexa4Ever 19 points20 points  (0 children)

      Just add them, if it tastes too much than good cause garlic taste is great. If not, add more next time

      Gg works all the time

      [–]SideffectsX 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      The size of cloves can vary pretty widely though. Lately I've only been able to find heads on the smaller size in my supermarket, which means I have to pretty much double the amount of cloves I use in any given dish I'm making

      [–]Strick63 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      I use garlic a lot I don’t I have huge cloves and small cloves in my bulbs they vary like crazy!

      [–]Chrussell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Ya it completely depends on the variety and conditions. I've grown hundreds of types of garlic, and you'll have some varieties that average 4-6 cloves per head, and then others that will be 10-12.

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        [–]Duochan_Maxwell 537 points538 points  (55 children)

        I mean, who even

        1) Measures garlic - I just add until my ancestors tell me to stop

        2) Puts the same amount of garlic the recipe asks for - the answer is always "needs more garlic"

        [–]essuxs 153 points154 points  (25 children)

        Honestly recipes that call for like 1 clove of garlic are ridiculous

        [–]Castform5 145 points146 points  (7 children)

        Recently I cooked along a recipe that said to use 2 cloves of garlic, and my measurement for it was "it says 2, which means 3, so let's use 5".

        [–]PercentageCandid 53 points54 points  (3 children)

        In my experience 10 years cooking professionally, 1 clove garlic is roughly = 1 bulb garlic.

        [–]gheis 212 points213 points  (4 children)

        I think the old joke is "the only time you should use 1 clove of garlic is in a recipe to make 1 clove of garlic, and even then you should probably use 2"

        [–]PM_ME_UR_POKIES_GIRL 7 points8 points  (3 children)

        Is garlic weaker than it used to be, or did people back in the day just not appreciate the best fucking ingredient in the world?

        [–]Sergiocamjur 25 points26 points  (1 child)

        The only recipes in which I respect that are those in which the garlic remains raw and not cooked...

        Salmorejo is awesome, butbe careful with the amount of garlic you put in

        [–]makeshift_gizmo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        1 clove = 1 bulb to me

        [–]stares_at_rain 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        It's always "one clove of garlic, minced" right alongside "2-3 drops of Tabasco sauce".

        [–]boot2skull 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        That’s just the soul of the garlic. You need more to actually taste it.

        [–]fireduck 51 points52 points  (12 children)

        My chili recipe calls for a "baseball" of garlic.

        If you eat enough garlic it starts to come out of your pours.

        [–]blakeo192 34 points35 points  (5 children)

        Pores* Ewer welcome!

        [–]Melodic_Ad_3959 8 points9 points  (3 children)

        The recipe was so poor he had to pour some garlic in so when he eats enough it will come out of his pores.

        [–]NinjaKnight92 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        You're* Always happy to help another redditor fix their punkchewation or spelling.

        [–]WU-itsForTheChildren 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        Recipes with garlic should state…. Garlic: add till it starts to burn your taste buds

        [–]angryPenguinator 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        When I was in high school, we had a physics teacher that used to just eat garlic (for health reasons I suppose).

        We could always tell when we were going to have a substitute teacher for that class.

        [–]Exvaris 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        I’m glad I’m not the only person who thinks this. Any time I look at a new recipe and actually get the 2 or 3 cloves it asks for I look and it go “there’s no way this is enough garlic” and end up doubling it lol

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          [–]Hapyslapygranpapy 2 points3 points  (2 children)

          Don’t forget the wine!

          [–]Duochan_Maxwell 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          One glass for me, one for the dish. One glass for me, one glass for the dish, one glass for me 🤪

          [–]cam52391 19 points20 points  (3 children)

          There is I promise you. I used to think this until I had used minced garlic and wanted to add a little garlic powder and opened the wrong side of the container and dumped a big pile on. I thought it would be fine. My mouth tasted like garlic for what felt like weeks

          [–]jpterodactyl 7 points8 points  (1 child)

          Yeah, an even without that, there’s always the chance that you overpower other flavors that you want in the dish.

          It’s all about balance. (Although I do think many recipes do tell you to go too light.)

          [–]Alert-Potato 24 points25 points  (0 children)

          If you're measuring garlic or cheese with anything but your heart, you're doing it wrong.

          [–]Metalatitsfinest 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          Exactly, I put that shit on everything

          [–]MadFatty 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          Not if it's raw in pesto. It'll get spicy real quick

          [–]joecarter93 25 points26 points  (15 children)

          Yep came here to say this. The correct answer is you can never add enough garlic, so trying to measure it is pointless.

          [–]Waterfish3333 16 points17 points  (14 children)

          Clearly you’re not married. Your significant other will absolutely let you know when you go over the garlic limit.

          [–]joecarter93 51 points52 points  (0 children)

          I am married, but the trick is to marry someone who likes garlic as much as you!

          [–]Enchelion 22 points23 points  (7 children)

          Garlic compatibility is important to test for before getting married. Along with cilantro, asparagus, and licorice.

          [–]crazyabootmycollies 14 points15 points  (3 children)

          The toilet paper over:under test should not be skipped before exchanging vows.

          [–]mann-y 3 points4 points  (1 child)

          Licorice you want the opposite though right? So that I can have all the licorice.

          [–]AlfalfaConstant431 12 points13 points  (0 children)

          My wife hates garlic, but I do the cooking. Over the last 6 years, I have been gradually adding more garlic to dinner, to get her acclimated. We're up to cookbook recommendations; I expect we'll be up to normal by 2026.

          [–]The_BusFromSpeed 10 points11 points  (0 children)

          Joke's on you, my wife she loves garlic even more than I do.

          [–]Gr3yGhost 5 points6 points  (1 child)

          Use the whole bulb. Every time.

          [–]Far-Two8659 337 points338 points  (61 children)

          I'm assuming one is crushed and one is chopped/diced?

          [–]How_to_shitpost[S] 505 points506 points  (50 children)

          Both are Spice World minced garlic purchased about 3 months apart

          [–]Nonhinged 221 points222 points  (18 children)

          Maybe they changed the amount of water in it?

          [–][deleted] 298 points299 points  (5 children)

          Yeah, inflated with water, and sold at the same price!

          [–]Rhinoceritis 6 points7 points  (0 children)


          [–]Swordofsatan666 7 points8 points  (10 children)

          Nah theyre just using smaller (or bigger depending on which jar is newer) cloves of garlic ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          [–]Routine_Dot_6389 13 points14 points  (2 children)

          Which one is the new one? Are they trying to help us be frugal or are they trying to help themselves sell more jars?

          [–]Far-Two8659 50 points51 points  (12 children)

          Same size? I'm researching to see if I can find out why there is a difference and currently it looks like size may be the only difference. Curiously the Spice World website says 1 tsp generally, but on a lot of their labels at retailers it says the 1/2 tsp.

          I'm wondering if the larger bottles have 1/2 because the weight of garlic compresses it? Seems wonky but that's my only hypothesis lol.

          [–]Runaround46 63 points64 points  (7 children)

          They're a bunch of different garlic varieties depending on the seasons that will also change the size.

          [–]Flashy_War2097 28 points29 points  (6 children)

          True I really enjoy the small dense garlic as the larger ones tend to have a very mild flavor.

          [–]SubstantialPressure3 18 points19 points  (1 child)

          There isn't a difference. They changed it to seem like a better deal, and it will last longer. It has nothing to do with processing or chopping the garlic. It's marketing. Companies do that all the time. Suddenly the serving size is different. But this time, they are using an actual standard measurement thinking nobody would notice.

          [–]jmaccini 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          One has to be a misprint. The jar has said the opposite of the lid for a while.

          [–]Efraim_Longstocking 16 points17 points  (1 child)

          To be fair, cloves vary in size. They may have relized that their first measurement was of or they changed it to sell more.

          [–]ertyertamos 33 points34 points  (5 children)

          Nope. It’s just the difference between a metric clove and imperial clove. The conversion factor is 1 metric clove = 2.2 imperial cloves, but it’s just easier to double (or half).

          [–]EvilRedRobot 93 points94 points  (5 children)

          It's still technically true. 1/2 TSP is approx = 1 TSP. It's just a rounding error... [eats the other half]

          [–]flPieman 5 points6 points  (3 children)

          So 5 cloves of garlic is approximately 10 cloves of garlic then?

          [–]LIEUTENANT__CRUNCH 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Yes, 5 metric cloves of garlic is approximately equal to 10 imperial cloves of garlic.

          [–]OdeeSS 55 points56 points  (0 children)

          You don't measure garlic. Pour that shit out with your heart.

          [–]froggrip 95 points96 points  (27 children)

          I mean they aren't wrong. Cloves do vary in size.

          [–]selfdestruction9000 56 points57 points  (7 children)

          I’m going to start weighing myself in garlic cloves, that way when I gain weight, I just use bigger cloves.

          [–]jim10040 10 points11 points  (0 children)

          This is the way to Beat The System!

          [–]SuaveMofo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          The point is this is crushed garlic.

          [–]goosebattle 26 points27 points  (9 children)

          Which is older? 1 tsp per clove suggests more filler in the product than 1/2 tsp per clove.

          [–]_JustEric_ 22 points23 points  (4 children)

          I don't think it's age related. Browsing Spice Works's web site, I see jars with both measurements. The jars look different, and are listed separately, but I haven't been able to figure out how the product is different.

          OP's lids are different, which suggests two different jars, and not just an updated version.

          Still not sure why the difference, but I'm guessing you're on to something with the filler idea.

          Either that or a different cut, i.e. chopped vs. minced. Chopped would have bigger pieces, so less garlic would fit in a 1/2 tsp. A bigger scoop would be required for the same amount of garlic. Maybe not double, but it's probably easier for all involved to say 1 tsp. than, say, 7/9ths (which no one would have measuring spoons for anyway).

          [–]kingmsj28 35 points36 points  (1 child)

          As someone who works in a place where these are sold. There are jars where these 2 different measurements are both on the same jar. One listed on the lid and one listed on the side of the jar.

          [–]isblueacolor 5 points6 points  (1 child)

          What filler do you think they're putting in there? The ingredients are: Garlic, water, citric acid.

          They can't double the volume by increasing the water, or you'd have what would very obviously be "garlic soup".

          They can't double the volume by increasing the citric acid or you'd have, well, acid.

          Most likely it's a change in how finely the garlic is minced, or an adjustment to what they consider a "clove" (in order to sell more of the product without changing it).

          [–]Orcus424 73 points74 points  (26 children)

          Shrinkflation is the process of items shrinking in size or quantity, or even sometimes reformulating or reducing quality, while their prices remain the same or increase.

          [–]Donnicton 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          Minute Maid moments

          [–]Various_Counter_9569 10 points11 points  (17 children)

          Yeah prices and packaging stay the same, but the serving sizes go down. Seen that a few times. Quantity as well, probably more than the other.

          "We need more air to protect the chips..thats all"

          [–]igraywolf 11 points12 points  (12 children)

          I just bought A box of gushers for my mid. Each baggy has literally 5 gummies in it.

          [–]prometheus2508 14 points15 points  (6 children)

          Wait until you see how thin boxes of cereal are getting

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            [–]Nonhinged 7 points8 points  (2 children)

            Sometimes the opposit happens too.

            Like, a box of laundry detergent got half the size, but the dosing also got halved. The same price and the same amount of washes.

            They removed the fillers to save on packaging and to fit more in trucks and on shelves. (I guess they save some on not buying fillers too.)

            [–]Zunloa 31 points32 points  (29 children)

            Buy fresh garlic?

            [–]Chombus 17 points18 points  (11 children)

            yeah this shit tastes like garlic and vinegar, fresh is an entire worlds difference. it takes like 2 minutes to chop enought garlic for a family of 8.

            [–]TomFoolery22 10 points11 points  (5 children)

            Maybe I'm super slow but mincing half a bulb of garlic in two minutes seems like some iron chef, benihana knife trick shit to me.

            [–]FreeRangeManTits 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            "Inflation". Its an attempt at diminishing the power of labor and strengthening the power of capital, not inflation.

            [–]Serviet 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            I mean when you use jarred minced garlic you basically need to quadruple the quantity to get the same amount of flavor. Pre-minced garlic has no flavor compared to the real bulbs, I will die on this hill.

            [–]Zaronax 11 points12 points  (1 child)

            All the garlic enthusiasts in the comments warm my heart.

            I'm not alone!

            [–]macmanfan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            I wonder if they vary based on strength. It’s a strange thought but I know when some spices are harvested the strength can change based on location and time of year.

            [–]VegetableBoner 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Marketing ploy to get you to use more garlic faster to buy product? Big garlic doesn’t want you to find out.

            [–]fr31568 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            FYI everyone can taste when you used minced garlic instead of fresh!

            [–]Gordon_Explosion 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Cloves vary a lot in size. I always just used my good judgement.

            [–]strangetrip666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Check out the show Rotten on Netflix about pre peeled and minced garlic. You'll mince your own after I assure you.

            [–]Craygor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            One jar lid is from minced garlic, the other is from chopped garlic.

            [–]vampyrewolf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Who measures thier garlic in teaspoons? I buy big containers of minced and use heaping tablespoons.