It sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit, but is frighteningly real government dictate from the New York City Food Police and lead Nanny-Stater Michael Bloomberg. The mayor’s ban on large sodas will fundamentally change daily life for businesses and consumers – all because a government official has decided people aren’t smart enough to decide what to drink.
Some restaurants are ordering smaller glasses. Dunkin’ Donuts shops are telling customers they’ll have to sweeten and flavor their own coffee. Coca-Cola has printed posters explaining the new rules, and a bowling lounge is squeezing carrot and beet juice as a potential substitute for pitchers of soda at family parties — all in preparation for the nation’s first limit on the size of sugar-laden beverages, set to take effect Tuesday.
So what’s next from the NYC elite?