The Real Deal: Ice cream prices up nearly 18% in Connecticut

But in Westport, it pays to scoop up a local cup. Lisa Girden-Barkan, of Saugatuck Sweets, knows a thing or two about the business.

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2022, 10:59 AM

Updated 542 days ago

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The price of dairy products is up significantly — so does that mean your favorite sweet treats are going to see a price hike too?
Unsurprisingly, the answer is yes — cheese and milk costs are up, as is ice cream, which has increased almost 18% across Connecticut.
Investopedia’s Caleb Silver says it’s a supply and demand issue.
But in Westport, it pays to scoop up a local cup. Lisa Girden-Barkan, of Saugatuck Sweets, knows a thing or two about the business.
“We have 50 flavors at least, and we sell it by the quart, by the pint, by the cone, by the cup,” she says. “There is a flavor for everyone, whether you are 2 or 92, the ice cream has this lovely rich creamy flavor. It’s delicious, it’s not overly sweet, but just the right amount of sweetness.”
And the price of a pint at Saugatuck is about the same as it has been in the past. Girden-Barkan admitted that the price of candy has gone up, but not so much for a creamy cone.
“We did it about a year ago, but a tiny increment, it might have gone up quarter or 50 cents, but nothing crazy,” she says. “At this moment it’s staying the same.”


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