Snacking in Nebraska could get a little more expensive. Under a proposal in the Nebraska Legislature, state and local governments would collect sales tax on junk food as part of an effort to reduce property taxes.

But not all candy bars are created equal. Depending on flour and sugar content, some items that you might think of as sweets might remain tax free like other groceries. Click on the images below to find out what would be taxed under the proposal.

Source: Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

Kit Kats

Not taxed

Because there's enough flour content to make them food.

Altoids

Taxed

Because there's enough sugar content to make them junk food.

Twizzlers

Not taxed

Because there's enough flour content to make them food.

Lay's potato chips

Not taxed

Because there's no sugar.

Munchies honey roasted peanuts

Taxed

Because of the amount of sugar they contain. Munchies dry roasted peanuts, however, are not taxed.

Snickers

Taxed

Because they contain sugar and no flour.

Nestle Crunch

Not taxed

Because there's enough flour content to make them food.

Unsweetened ice tea

Not taxed

Because there's no sugar.

Raspberry iced tea

Taxed

Because there's enough sugar to make it taxable.

Whoppers

Not taxed

Because there's enough flour content to make them food.

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