By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
If you thought the news of Denmark's new butter and fat tax was the international health head-scratcher of the week, well, I hope you're a fan of surprises. Why? 'Cause France just put the kibbosh on ketchup.
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The L.A. Times reports, "In an effort to promote healthful eating and, it has been suggested, to protect traditional Gallic cuisine, the French government has banned school and college cafeterias nationwide from offering the American tomato-based condiment." Hungry Frenchies are no longer allowed to use the condiment on any food...except French fries. Well, fancy that selection!
The fries aren't off the hook-they can only be served once a week. We're unsure how exactly policing the ketchup's usage will go down on the chosen days, but we'll certainly, uh, loop you in if we find out? The ban starts ASAP for large cafeterias, so we'll have to see how it goes! Here's more info on the reasoning behind the ban.
How would you feel if the government banned ketchup or another one of your fave (albeit sugary) condiments? (I was a total ketchup addict growing up!) And let's be honest here: Who slathered some on her dinner last night?
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