For that reason, French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine is considering, says Matlack, "a nutrition-labeling plan that would classify chocolate as a food to be avoided." Chocolate would be color-coded red. Here is the BBW coverage of this weighty issue.
Of course, the French are pushing back. This initiative, if it goes through, could be bad for so many iconic businesses in France. What tourist will order French chocolate mousse at a five-star restaurant if it comes with a warning label?
On the other hand, given the French the labels could be slapped on and everyone will ignore them. With a classic French shrug of superiority, those operating restaurants would tell the tourists to smirk at the meddling of the philistines.