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How to read the price points on items in France

Sep 10th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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How to read the price points on items in France

Can someone explain how to read the pricing on items-in particular when I see a sign on a bakery item in a case that says "53,00" per kg. Is this translated into english as 53 cents? The comma is confusing me.
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Sep 10th, 2009, 10:17 AM
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A lot of European countries use a comma instead of a decimal point, so that would be €53 per kg.
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Sep 10th, 2009, 10:23 AM
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53 cents a kilogram - that would be a deal no matter what they are selling - even for le pudding
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Sep 10th, 2009, 11:23 AM
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The comma is the decimal in most of the world (and the dot is the separator that you use for thousands). For example, one million euros = 1.000.000,00 €
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Sep 10th, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Must be for those horrible macarons everyone is silly over. Yuck ........ a whole 2.2 pounds worth for $85 Canadian
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Sep 10th, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Goldwynn..not a deal at any price?

Interestingly, I've noticed that they use this notation in Quebec also
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Sep 10th, 2009, 03:00 PM
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I'm laughing because the sign I was referring to, was from a photo I had see of some macarons at a bakery. I have to say, I am obsessed with those things, they photograph like they are the ultimate idulgence, waiting for me!
Thank you all for clarifying how to read those prices.
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Sep 10th, 2009, 03:05 PM
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so riesling you are not german then?
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Sep 10th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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You could MAKE 2.2 pounds of macarons for about $10.00.

I just don't get the macaron thing. But hey, enjoy.....
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Sep 10th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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Riesling ...... don`t let them talk you into a kilo. Ask for just one cookie ......... get the ketchup flavour they are all squealing about.
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Sep 10th, 2009, 06:42 PM
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StCirq: I don't enjoy macarons either. They remind me too much of communion wafers; host with filling. Why?

But Gerard Mulot's shop has the most incredible salted caramel chocolates ever. I don't go for the macarons, but love the chocolates.
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Sep 11th, 2009, 06:43 AM
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Ketchup flavor? Are you serious? Blech!

I haven't been to Gerard Mulot's, tuscan, but salted caramel chocolates sound a lot better to me than macarons.
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Sep 11th, 2009, 07:00 AM
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I must be a plebe to enjoy a pain aux chocolat with almond paste.
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