Finland to Tax Chocolate


a real kind of Finnish chocolate, apparently

The government of Finland has decided to increase taxes on chocolate and other candy, along with soft drinks, juice, and ice cream. But at least they're honest about why they're doing it:

And the reason for the return of the cocoa tax? It's seemingly got nothing to do with health concerns; "the aim is to increase the revenues from taxes, particularly in order to cover the gap caused by the abolition of the employer contributions to the basic pension insurance scheme," [Finnish newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat] says.