Denmark - under their decidedly New Labour leadership - decided to introduce them. And now:
The measure, introduced a little over a year ago, was believed to be the world's first so-called "fat tax".
Foods containing more than 2.3% saturated fat - including dairy produce, meat and processed foods - were subject to the surcharge.
But authorities said the tax had inflated food prices and put Danish jobs at risk.
So the Danes are scrapping the tax and have also decided not to lump a tax on sugar either.
See, I told you, nannying fussbucketry doesn't work. Can we stop doing it now?