This might be tough to swallow, but some of your favorite snack foods could take a bigger bite out of your wallet under a proposed bill.
WDIO reports on the new legislation, introduced Monday by Sen. John Hoffman, DFL-Champlin, that would impose a sales tax on certain "prepackaged snack food sold in packages or a group of packages in which each individual package contains no more than eight ounces."
The snack foods included in the bill are:
- Potato chips and sticks
- Corn chips
- Cheese puffs and curls
- Pork rinds
- Extruded pretzels and chips
- Popped popcorn
- Nuts and edible seeds
- Ice cream novelties
If the measure doesn't pass the Senate Taxes Committee by Friday, it will be considered dead, according to WDIO.