Building your own pick and mix bag or box has never been easier. Whether you shop for your pick and mix online or have a favourite store you go to, you can pick the exact sweets you want to build a custom selection.
Most shops and online stores offer various sizes of bags, but 1KG is one of the most popular options. A 1KG bag can hold plenty of sweets, giving you the chance to customise it to your heart’s content.
You may be wondering how much exactly a 1KG pick and mix bag holds though? To help give you an idea, we’ve come up with a list of everyday (and some not-so-common items) that weigh 1KG so you can compare.
You may find some of these items at the home or office, so you can compare a 1KG pick and mix bag to things you find in your daily life. For reference, 1KG is almost similar to 2.2 pounds.
Ready? Let’s get started. Here are some common (and some more unusual) things that weigh 1KG or are almost close to it.
What Weight Are Sweets Sold In?
First, let’s cover the weight sweets are typically sold in. In traditional sweet shops, a quarter of sweets was a phrase used to purchase candies that weighed a quarter of a pound or 113 grams. These sweets were traditionally sold in jars.
However, most stores no longer use this weight measurement. You’ll find that most sweet stores will sell candy in 300g, 500g, or 1KG bags, although this will differ by shop.
When choosing your sweets, note that some candies weigh less than others, so your bag may weigh under the advertised weight or much more. But at least regardless of weight, your bag, box, or pouch will be brimming with delicious sweet treats.
Items That Weigh 1KG
- 17 Tennis Balls
If you’re a tennis fan, you’ll be well aware of the size of the green and yellow tennis balls. The International Tennis Federation or ITF has set a minimum and maximum weight for tennis balls that are used.
These weights sit between 1.975 and 2.095 ounces. Put 17 tennis balls together, and they’ll weigh around 35 ounces, equal to a 1KG bag of sweetie goodies.
- 1L Bottle of Water
We can all picture a 1L bottle of water. You can find a 1L bottle of water at most grocery stores and supermarkets. They make an excellent item to use when referencing weight as most people have owned a 1L bottle of water before, plus they’re super easy to find.
When full, a 1L bottle of water weighs very close to a pick and mix 1KG bag.
- 1 Kilobar
A kilobar is a gold bar that weighs 1KG. While these shimmering bars can vary in size, they’re typically three inches long, 1.5 inches wide and less than an inch tall.
If you’re lucky enough to own a gold kilobar, you can use it for reference when comparing the weight of a scrumptious bag of pick and mix sweets.
- 20 Medium-Sized Eggs
The size of the eggs can vary depending on the breed of chicken and how they’re fed and raised. But on average, a medium-sized egg weighs around 50 grams.
So, 20 of the same-sized egg weighs around 1KG. Of course, the eggs may have some slight discrepancies in weight, but they’ll be close to 50 grams each.
- A Pair of Women’s Shoes
Have you ever thought about how much a pair of woman’s shoes cost? As you may guess, it’s very close to 1KG.
An average pair of women’s shoes weigh around 2 to 2.5 pounds. One KG is 2.2 pounds, so a pair of women’s shoes can compare to a 1KG bag of pick and mix sweets.
- A Laptop
A small and lightweight laptop weighs around 1KG. A laptop weighing 1KG is likely to be a small notebook with a standard model that’s thin and easily transportable.
So, it’s easy and surprisingly light to carry around everywhere and also compares to a 1KG pack of pick and mix.
- 4 Medium-Sized Potatoes
On average, a medium potato will weigh around 8 ounces. Bigger potatoes weigh approximately 10 ounces, and smaller ones should weigh about 5 ounces.
If you had 4 medium-sized potatoes weighing around 8 ounces each, this would equal 32 ounces and is just short of 1KG in weight: the same as a 1KG bag of sweets.
- A Bag of Rice
A bag of rice compares easily to a pack of pick and mix. The average bag of rice weighs very close to 1KG, as a single grain of rice is around 0.029 grams.
A one-pound bag of rice contains around a whopping 21 thousand to 25 thousand grains. To equal 1KG, you’ll need approximately 34 thousand to 35 thousand grains of rice.
- A Toaster
Most of us have a toaster sitting on our kitchen counter, so it’s a great reference to compare to a bag of sweets. You may use a toaster daily for your morning breakfast without realising its weight.
However, of course, toaster sizes will vary. A simple, lightweight toaster design is likely to weigh around 1KG. On the other hand, a complex toaster design with more features should weigh more.
- A Pineapple
A pineapple is bigger than most fruit and can weigh around 1KG – hefty! Of course, pineapples have different sizes, so it all depends on the variety and the measurements.
You’ll find that most pineapples in supermarkets weigh roughly 1KG or 2 pounds.
Enjoy your next 1KG bag of sweets!