In Australia it’s summer and gingerbread is eaten with ice cream… Something we seem to be trying in Greece too as Christmas approaches and the weather resembles summer
According to Mega, in the run-up to Christmas, the biggest headache for shopkeepers at the moment is their price.
Champion in the price of melomakaron, one of the most famous and famous pastry shops in Athens, which charges €29 per kilo. The most beloved Christmas treat will be more bitter this year with price hikes in its key ingredients.
A bakery-confectionery owner stated at Mega that “the problem is that the raw materials are constantly rising, imagine that in the melomakarono with honey, walnuts, semolina, brandy everything is constantly rising. Logically, he will get an increase this year as well.”
According to his report Mega in well-known confectioneries of Athens, a kilo of honey macaroons that last year cost €24, we will see from the very first batches reach €26, €2 more within a year.
The smell of gingerbread leads consumers to the door of bakeries and pastry shops. Although the prices will be steep, they want to feel a bit of Christmas…but on the beach.