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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #15 on: 07 April 2018, 10:12:11 »

It will raise revenue though, which is obviously the point. If it was really about health, they could force the makers to prominently display the number of teaspoons of sugar in each can / bottle, then let people ( including parents of kids) decide whether to buy it or not.
If parents are unaware that fizzy drinks are laced to the hilt with added sugars then its too late for them.

Line 'em up for when I get in power.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #16 on: 07 April 2018, 16:12:23 »

My only worry is that there will now be a wholesale shift to using sweetener which for most people with IBD is a no-no.  It is for me, makes me very ill.
I have enough trouble with beet sugar, let alone the diet crap...  :-\
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #17 on: 07 April 2018, 16:34:25 »

Are we getting a tax refund for all the salt they have been stealing from food recently  :-\
and what are they dong with all the salt ? not gritting my road with it when it snows ,that's for sure  :(
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« Reply #18 on: 07 April 2018, 18:13:04 »

Are we getting a tax refund for all the salt they have been stealing from food recently  :-\
and what are they dong with all the salt ? not gritting my road with it when it snows ,that's for sure  :(
I put it on my chips ;D
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #19 on: 07 April 2018, 18:29:54 »

Are we getting a tax refund for all the salt they have been stealing from food recently  :-\
and what are they dong with all the salt ? not gritting my road with it when it snows ,that's for sure  :(

Nor here.  ::)  One of the local councils sent all their staff home when the red alert for snow was issued on 'elf 'n' safety grounds.  ::)
 
Unbelievably, that included the snowplough and gritter truck drivers!  >:(
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #20 on: 07 April 2018, 18:33:31 »


I put it on my chips ;D

Most chip dealerships offer salt and vinegar as a no cost option  :y
unless your a health freak and cook the chips yourself from real potatoes  :o
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #21 on: 07 April 2018, 18:38:28 »

Are we getting a tax refund for all the salt they have been stealing from food recently  :-\
and what are they dong with all the salt ? not gritting my road with it when it snows ,that's for sure  :(

Nor here.  ::)  One of the local councils sent all their staff home when the red alert for snow was issued on 'elf 'n' safety grounds.  ::)
 
Unbelievably, that included the snowplough and gritter truck drivers!  >:(

My road consists of a big hill with mostly houses , at the top is a school, at the bottom is the council depot where the gritters operate out of , but they don't grit my road ,
during a recent cold/snow period , a bus skidded sideways ,blocking both lanes ,right outside the council depot  ;D
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #22 on: 08 April 2018, 08:24:22 »


I put it on my chips ;D

Most chip dealerships offer salt and vinegar as a no cost option  :y
unless your a health freak and cook the chips yourself from real potatoes  :o
Never enough, so I top up the salt and vinegar when I get home.  You can never have enough S&V when it comes to chips...

...esp if you live in Brakkers, as all the chip shops round here are really crap  :'(
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #23 on: 08 April 2018, 08:30:49 »


I put it on my chips ;D

Most chip dealerships offer salt and vinegar as a no cost option  :y
unless your a health freak and cook the chips yourself from real potatoes  :o
Never enough, so I top up the salt and vinegar when I get home.  You can never have enough S&V when it comes to chips...

...esp if you live in Brakkers, as all the chip shops round here are really crap  :'(

Same here. I never put salt on my food apart from chips. I think its the law.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: 08 April 2018, 08:38:25 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #25 on: 08 April 2018, 10:31:57 »

They always need vinegar. Cant eat chips without vinegar. Its bad form to do that.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #26 on: 08 April 2018, 11:37:26 »

Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #27 on: 08 April 2018, 12:06:19 »


I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
The government has been removing salt from all food for a while now , they did it slowly ,so most people did not notice .
I put salt on most tinned ,processes foods , food I cook from scratch i add salt ,as per pretty much every recipe .

salt is needed or food tastes bland , all you "healthy people" who avoid salt like it's some Russian nerve toxin , try some salt on your food , go on, treat yourself , you'll still be alive tomorrow   :y

I have sweetener in coffee , drink low cal pop ,soda water with a dash of black currant in pubs ,but the "sugar tax " will still hit me in the pocket because supermarkets are bound to put up prices on no sugar pop because of increased demand   
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #28 on: 08 April 2018, 12:10:10 »

I used to routinely sprinkle salt on all savoury food. At some point I decided to give it a miss for a while. I found I could actually taste the flavours in the food rather than just taste salt, no matter what I was eating it with.
I don't bother with it at all now, apart from on chips. Must have salt on chips.
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Re: Sugar Tax
« Reply #29 on: 08 April 2018, 12:16:55 »

I used to routinely sprinkle salt on all savoury food. At some point I decided to give it a miss for a while. I found I could actually taste the flavours in the food rather than just taste salt, no matter what I was eating it with.
I don't bother with it at all now, apart from on chips. Must have salt on chips.
Brainwashed by the government  ;)
you'll be saying you don't like the smell of petrol fumes next   :-\
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