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Bloomberg Soda Ban: 2-Liter Bottles With Pizza Prohibited

Mayor Bloomberg bans 2-liter soda bottles with pizza

New York City, NY — Pizza parties without soda? Didn’t anyone realize the far-reaching unintended consequences of the nanny state?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s so-called Big Gulp ban, that prohibits sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, turns out also applies to the 2-liter bottle of soda that the pizza delivery guy brings to your front door with the pie. Or used to bring to your home, that is, if you live in New York City.

Violators of Bloomberg’s new law are subject to a $200 fine assessed by the Health Department.

Once the new ordinance goes into effect on March 12, the sanctity of kids birthday parties all over the city will come under threat, theGothamist quips.

Is obesity worse than meddlesome politicians?

The New York Post describes what will happen under the regulations:

“Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub …

“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.

One Domino’s manager told the Post that his store is going with 16-ounce bottles only and that “the smaller bottles will generate more revenue for the restaurant but cost consumers more.”

Two-liter bottles of soda will still be available in supermarkets.

Bloomberg soda ban affects pizza delivery

Do you think Mayor Bloomberg, who the Post satirically refers to as a “soda jerk,” is conducting a war on pizza parties with this new law? Do you think he’ll go after pizza itself next?

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19 Responses to “Bloomberg Soda Ban: 2-Liter Bottles With Pizza Prohibited”

  1. Christopher Snyder

    How Orwellian this is! Heather while you are correct that there is a problem with weight in the USA I prefer not to have the government tell me what I can and cannot consume. All I can say is thank God I live in the South!

  2. Erik Bierbiker

    Which will require people to just buy More 16oz bottles which will create MORE trash if they don't recycle. How is someone so smart so dumb?

  3. Ron KnewyawkCity

    Thank God you live in the south? Yea, enjoy your hypertension, high blood pressure, heart disease and/or diabetes. The size of these sodas is ridiculous. I have seen those SUPER big 32. oz sodas before and though "there oughta be a law."

  4. Peter Mason

    The government already controls what we eat through food standards and hygiene laws. It is not safe to comsumne large amounts of soft drinks!