The New York mayor bans soda to help save New Yorkers everywhere. At least his will if his plan passes to get rid of any sodas over 16 ounces in the big apple. Goodbye Big Gulp, bye bye Bubba Keg. Their sugar reign may be coming to an end, but wait what about all the other super high calories drinks on the market? Well, let’s just take a look!
This new anti-soda crusade doesn’t include things like alcoholic beverages, 100% fruit juice drinks, or products made with 51% milk products. (Hello, milkshakes) Soda is bad, but uber sized milkshakes are ok, really??!! Something is definitely wrong with this picture. Let’s just see how they measure up!
McDonald’s McCafe Chocolate Shake (22 oz) 870 calories
McDonald’s Large Coca-Cola (21 oz) 210 calories
100% Welch’s Grape Juice (22 oz) 1132 calories
Absolute Vodka Dirty Martini (21 oz) 1330 calories
When we compare apples to apples, soda is the LEAST of New York City’s problems. Of course soda is empty calories, but so are alcoholic bevarages. Don’t see Mayor Bloomberg going for another era of prohibition in the name sake of weight loss. Someone would have to drink four times the amount of soda in order to equal the calories in one milkshake! Even though juice is “healthy” you would have to drink almost six times as many glasses of soda to equal the calories in a 22 ounce glass of juice. Crazy, right?!?
What do you guys think? Do you think NYC is picking on soda or do you think it’s time that something was done? What would you ban in addition to soda if you were Mayor?