Bad news for ice cream lovers: Last year, locals and holidaymakers in popular Italian seaside resorts on the Adriatic were annoyed by sudden price increases of 20 to 30 cents per scoop of ice cream. A scoop could rarely be found for less than 1.50 euros; most ice cream parlors charged 1.70 euros for this. “And even prices of 1.80 euros were not unusual. “Ice cream has never been this expensive here,” criticized a regional representative of the confectionery industry in an interview with the Italian daily newspaper “Il Gazzettino”.

But he fears the top score has not yet been reached: “Those who asked for 1.80 euros last year are expected to ask for two euros this year.” And the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region also compares favorably with other regions of Italy. still cheap. While the price of a kilo of ice cream is 22 euros on average there, it is 30 euros and above in other regions. Of course, pricing is the responsibility of the ice cream parlors. Many will accommodate the increase differently, for example through volume discounts.

expensive materials

The high price of ice cream is due to the additional financial expenditure on ingredients. Fruit has become more expensive. Investments in the ice laboratory also need to be taken into account. A high-quality ice studio costs around 150,000 euros. For a ball of ice cream weighing 100 grams for two euros, the owner of the ice cream parlor had only 70 cents. This year, 2.50 euros per ball can also be considered in the tourist areas of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

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