Turns out, it didn't go so well. Some products reportedly had a 25% increase in price. People starting making pilgrimages to Sweden and Germany to stock up on their high-fat favorites. Retailers were burdened by having to compute taxes based on the percentages of saturated tax in their products. Just about everyone involved from the farmers to the consumers complained bitterly. And now, a year later, the Danish tax ministry decided to forget the whole thing, getting rid of an upcoming sugar tax in the bargain.
According to the Economist, physicians aren't happy that "politicians are putting the economy ahead of public health".
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