I am pro-this:
Danes who go shopping today will pay an extra 25p on a pack of butter and 8p on a packet of crisps, as the new tax on foods which contain more than 2.3% saturated fat comes into effect.
One way to look at this is that the Danish state is perverting the free market and limiting consumers’ choice to buy and eat unhealthy food. Another way to look at it is that the Danish state is incorporating the huge financial burden of obesity into the cost of the products that cause it.
As far as I’m concerned, this tax doesn’t go far enough. Soda and potato chips have basically the same nutritional value as a Virginia Slim. Denmark should start to tax them like one.