OK, so while we Canadians could teach the Americans a thing or two about how to organize money (different colours for different bill denominations... brilliant and effective!), these guys sure know how to handle butter. I remember growing up, reading recipes in Mom's books, and wondering "how much is a stick of butter?", as that seemed to be the default amount of fat that so many recipes called for. It sure wasn't one of our Canadian bricks of it.
I have very rarely seen sticks of butter in Canada, but sticks are the default wrapping method here, and I have to give it both thumbs up. Look at those little measurements on the sides! Those are tablespoons! The rest of the measurements are in a handy list on the side, in case you forget a stick is half a cup.
All the brands are sold like this- at first, once I gleefully discovered the brand I'd bought was in sticks, I'd shake the boxes in the grocery store to make sure I was also buying sticks the next time, but they all rattle reassuringly, sticks are the norm.
Canadian dairies, are you listening?!?! :-)