UK: Fri 6 April Good News Chocolates escape Sugar Tax On Friday 6 April 2018, the UK Government imposed a Tax on all sugary drinks and juices. This was to tackle the growing obesity in the UK especially among children and reduce the rise in diabetes and other conditions due to high consumption of sugary items.
Lucky for us, chocolates were exempt. Chocolates are a high invisible export from the United Kingdom as they are taken all around the world as presents to spread happiness. For us Goans in the UK this is especially good news as for relations and friends suitcases full of chocolates are taken from here to Goa with goodwill, a common myth is that they taste better from abroad not because they are given free purchased from earnings in the UK. In our FT World , Fotikoros and Toadokis( Liars and Cheats) anything goes. True a fruit and nut chocolate purchased in Goa may have just one piece of fruit and half a nut but the taste is, according to my taste buds, no different. Try the Triangular Toblerore or Ferro Roche let us know the difference if any. In the UK the Chocolate sizes have got smaller for the same price so this season even more can fit in a suitcase so you need not miss anyone to share the happiness. After all who wants to see a sad face during vacation? Cadbury is still first choice. Melvyn Fernandes Thornton Heath Surrey England 8th April 2018