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Why is Gelato so expensive / overpriced outside continental Europe?

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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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  1. 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. 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. 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.