Banning beverages. Who couldn’t feel good about the New York City Mayor’s proposal? We’ll get those sugary high calorie disasters off the streets!
Or will it?
I’m on the McDonald’s USA site right now, racing through calorie options.
32 oz Coke is 310 calories. That would go away under the ban.
The large (large beverages here are 22, not 32 oz) Hazelnut Iced Coffee would not. It is 270 calories.
The large iced Mocha would not. Its 390 calories.
The large iced Mocha with non-fat milk would not. Its 340 calories.
The large Hot Chocolate stays. Its 460 calories.
The 22oz Chocolate Shake stays. Its 870 calories. Strawberry stays too. Its only 850 calories.
The Mayor of New York City has made this clear: he is not supportive of large amounts of liquid, but he is supportive of getting fatter and getting less liquid. He must have good PR that his message is “ban the soda pop and people will get skinnier”.
Are you as frustrated by that as I am? Where is the conversation about the entire problem: that in the spirit of getting fast food to people sugar has been used as both a flavorant and preservative and therefore is in much of what we consumer in the quest for speed? And how about we get more clear about THAT?