Health warnings on chocolates? This has to be the first.

When I bought some Ritter Sport German chocolates in Cusco today, I noticed three prominent warnings: "High in Sugar," "High in Saturated Fats" and "High in Calories."

Even though I love chocolates, I think health warnings similar to cigarettes are a great idea for all food items with high sugar content.

This is a great victory for those who have been fighting the powerful sugar industry for years. Sugar is a silent killer. It's the primary cause of obesity and numerous other diseases. And it's in almost every processed food. 

It will take time for the general public to believe sweets are as dangerous as cigarette smoke. For now, just look at your belly.