Bloomberg soda follies, cont’d

The mayor is urging New York state to adopt his city’s ban on large sugary drinks [NY Daily News, CBS New York] And under recently announced details, the city’s ban will prohibit the buying of 2-liter sodas with pizza deliveries and the buying of family pitchers at kid’s birthday party venues, even though such orders are commonly split among several customers in a party [New York Post]:

Typically, a pizzeria charges $3 for a 2-liter bottle of Coke. But under the ban, customers would have to buy six 12-ounce cans at a total cost of $7.50 to get an equivalent amount of soda.

“I really feel bad for the customers,” said Lupe Balbuena of World Pie in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

It will also restrict the offering of mixers as part of bottle service in nightclubs.


  • Wait — they want to discourage people from diluting their alcohol with soda?

  • Thanks Peyote. Just snorted some of my smaller-than-16-oz soda out my nose.

  • Welcome to New York. A Yard of Beer? No problem. Pitcher of Coke? Verboten.

  • […] date approached, city residents were learning more and more about its unpleasant effects on such everyday activities as ordering beverages to split with pizza delivery, mixers at nightclubs, table pitchers to serve […]