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Why is Gelato so expensive / overpriced outside continental Europe?

echoclerk Nov 28, 2012 05:26 AM

It may just be Italy and Germany but its shocking how much more expensive it is in the UK.

Italy and Germany you will often pay less than €1 euro per scoop of good gelato whereas in the
UK its more like £1.80 - £2 or more for the equivalent. Which is more than twice the price.

Is it simply that Italians and Germans are bigger Gelato eaters and hence there is a more Competitive Market for gelato there?

Is there some mysterious gelato cartel in the UK artificially pushing up prices?
The OEGC ?

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    Maximilien RE: echoclerk Nov 28, 2012 06:15 AM

    because it is considered "gourmet" (in all its pejorative meaning) outside of Italy (don't have experience with germany), whilst it is considered normal food there.

    M.

    1. chefathome RE: echoclerk Nov 28, 2012 06:36 AM

      We pay about a euro a scoop whenever we are in Croatia, too. They make very, very good gelato. It is very common there as well.

      1. ipsedixit RE: echoclerk Nov 28, 2012 07:44 AM

        Is it simply that Italians and Germans are bigger Gelato eaters and hence there is a more Competitive Market for gelato there?
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        This.

        More supply.

        It's like a Boba drink. I can basically get one for less than a dollar in Southern CA. Go about 300 miles further south, and I'd have to pay an arm and a leg (literally) for the same privilege in Cabo San Lucas.

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