Denmark to get rid of the ‘fat tax’

Denmark is scrapping its tax on foods that are high in saturated fat as it appears that people are travelling across the border to Germany in search of unhealthy snacks at a much lower cost. The tax, believed to be the world’s first ‘fat tax, was introduced in October 2011 in an attempt to limit the population’s intake of fatty …

Fat tax

Denmark has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first tax on fat. That’s a surcharge on foods that are high in saturated fat as opposed to any other thoughts that may have sprung to mind.

Bye bye Marmite

That most British of foods, Marmite, the strongly flavoured dark brown spread made from brewer’s yeast has gone the way of Rice Crispies, Shreddies, Horlicks and Ovaltine in being banned in Denmark under legislation forbidding the sale of food products with added vitamins, viewed as threat to public health.

Virtual stamps

One is always wary of new services, schemes or systems scheduled to start on April 1st, for obvious reasons, but this one does seem to be widely reported. Denmark looks set to introduce virtual postage stamps, which means you can always get a ‘stamp’, as it were, at any time of day or night. Also saves endless queuing in some …