First the French government went after the rich. Now it has it in for Nutella.
Despite an outcry in support of the beloved chocolate and hazelnut spread, the Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would triple the tax on palm and some other vegetable oils in the hope of cutting down on obesity.
The "Nutella tax" would affect any foods made with those oils and bring in about €40 million ($51 million).
The measure is part of a bigger bill on financing the national health care system and aims to push manufacturers to use healthier alternatives.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
France goes after fatty snacks with 'Nutella tax'
The French have no shame.