$4.19 for a glass of Nutella?

by Volker Weber

German pricing is between 1.19 and 1.49 Euro, or $1.54 and $1.93 for 400 grams, which is 14 oz.


Should trigger you to make a business plan...
"Weber Import Export"

Martin Kautz, 2007-01-21

Italian delicacy ;-)

Martin Hiegl, 2007-01-21

Americans aren't as enamoured with hazelnut flavoring as Europeans. Personally I love it but it's dangerous stuff, especially in such a large quantity. Publix price is kinda high. Walgreens selling the same thing for $2.50. Not quite as cheap Germany but comparable.

Bob Congdon, 2007-01-21

Oh, thanks for reminding me ;-) Note to myself: Buy a huuuuge glass of Nutella and put it in the suitcase... And don't forget Haribo Gummi Bears (which are also quite expensive in the States).

Jean Pierre Wenzel, 2007-01-21

Actualy I bought a huge glass of Nutella for my friend in Atlanta. The glass made its way safe to Atlanta. This has become a kind of ritual in the last years.

Alexander Kluge, 2007-01-22

Hmmmm Nutella. *yummy* I loved the 1,98KG glases when the euro currency was introduced :-). I empty one of the 14oz things with a spoon most evenings ;)

Sascha Reissner, 2007-01-22

The german pricing is not real.

I had client in whole sales once. A guy there told me that in particular Nutella is used by many as a price comparison point and so nobody, but Ferrero, really tries to make money of it but drive people into the stores (Frequenzbringer).

Mariano Kamp, 2007-01-22

Mariano you are right.
A good price here in Italy starts at about 2 € which is around 2.60 US$.
I guess next time I better stop in Darmstadt to buy some stock.. :)

Pieter Lansbergen, 2007-01-22

Ahh, btw, I forgot to add that bread in the States looks real cheap if compared to Italian prices.
We are averaging 2,50-3,00 Euro per kg up to 4-4,50 €/kg for some special type bread.

Crazy expensive if you think that you can buy one kg of biscuits for less than 2,00 €uro

Pieter Lansbergen, 2007-01-22

haha.. yes and a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese (also know as Kraft Dinner) is 2.99 euros here in Berlin, where as I could get it for 79 cents Canadian at home (that's a little over .50euro). Somethings are just driven by market demand, low demand, high import fees and price fixing..

Next time you will bring your own.. :)

Bryan McDade, 2007-01-22

Perhaps it's imported by Halliburton… ;-)

Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2007-01-22

Pieter, Americans do not really sell bread. It somehow looks like bread, but you can taste the difference if you try to eat it.

Volker Weber, 2007-01-22

Yeah, 'bread' is more or less a euphemism. Most of the stuff is better suited for sealing roofs or fixing dentures ;-)

Frank Dröge, 2007-01-22

Only nearby place to find Haribo Gummi Bears to where Volker is now is the German pavilion on the International side of Epcot. While its within easy walking distance of the Dolphin, and a bit faster by a Disney Boat ride, I hate to think what the price is if you throw in the price of the ticket. But then, who wants to be he does not already have one.

Bill Geimer, 2007-01-22

Are there any World Markets near there? OK, here. They should sell all sorts of Euro and Asian candies, etc. But Haribo you can usually get at bigger drugstores, etc. All the CVS's around us carry them (though I am in DC).

And yeah, 89 cents for bread is pretty good. But the bread sucks.

What you REALLY need to do is combine Nutella and Jif Creamy Peanut Butter. Um - OMG, delish. Put that on a actual baguette (French or Italian, doesn't really matter). That (Jif) was one of the few things I asked my parents to send over in a care pack when I studied in Strasbourg. Yeah, we could get peanut butter (erdnussbutter?) across the river in Kehl, but it was not the same.

Kevan Emmott, 2007-01-26

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