Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bloomberg Insanity: 2-Liter Bottle of Coke Banned on Pizza Deliveries

NyPo has the details:
Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families.

Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery[...]

They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.[...]

The city Health Department last week began sending brochures to businesses that would be affected by the latest ban, including restaurants, bars and any “food service” establishment subject to letter grades.

And merchants were shocked to see the broad sweep of the new rules.

“It’s not fair. If you’re gonna tell me what to do, it’s no good,” said Steve DiMaggio of Caruso’s in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. “It’s gonna cost a lot more.”

And consumers, especially families, will soon see how the rules will affect their wallets — forcing them to pay higher unit prices for smaller bottles.

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.


  1. Nanny Bloomberg must have to be related to Marx or Stalin somewhere along the way, what a buffoon.

  2. Why aren't the greenies up in arms? This means many more containers per liter of soda. More landfill.
    Kinda like the park service selling water in teeny tiny PLASTIC bottles that are completely useless after each use. In contrast, I've got some 2 liter water bottles from Guadeloupe that I've been refilling for SEVEN years!!

    1. Greenies are watermelons (green on the outside, red on the inside) so they're willing to let all sorts of tyrannical behavior pass unprotested. As long as the tyrant throws out a few feel good enviroboondoggles like electric car charging stations and recycling mandates, they stay silent.

  3. You reap what you sow. Judging by the fact that this nutjob has been elected time and time again, I guess the patrons of New York want a king.

  4. Although I am not a pizza and soda person, why not make two separate orders that would equal the amount of one "illegal" size soda?

    1. Generally that's more expensive; two one liters are not exactly half the price of a two liter. It's also inconvenient for the people selling pizza and soda. It'd be like making it illegal to get any sub sandwich over 6 inches.

  5. Bloomberg probably thinks he belongs on a throne with servants carrying, feeding, and bathing him. If I were a politician my first thoughts would be "I'm just a regular human being, no better or worse than anyone else. It's not my place to tell people how to live their lives or decide how to spend their money".