Bloomberg’s Drink Rules Take Effect Next Week, But Starbucks Not Making Changes

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bravo Starbucks!

That’s the sentiment caffeine lovers at the Starbucks at Penn Station expressed to 1010 WINS’ reporter Gary Baumgarten after being told the chain is not worried about Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary drinks next week.

“I like it. I don’t think it’s right that he could change what they’re selling. It’s not capitalistic, that’s socialist,” one man said.

But it’s not that the coffee giant is necessarily taking a stand against anything, there is just some confusion over the impending ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, which is set to take effect on March 12.

Starbucks doesn’t think the drinks it sells are subject to the regulations.

The company said that because of the milk content of its drinks, the fact that customers add their own sugar and still unanswered questions about the rules, it will continue selling 20-ounce ventis at its New York City stores.

A spokesman said “We’re not making any immediate changes,” according to published reports.

Many java lovers think that’s the way it should be.

“I think people should be left alone and they should take the drink  that they like,” one woman said. “It’s not as bad as smoking I guess.”

“We have the right to freedom of choice. We should be able to choose whatever we want to have ourselves. That’s our personal freedom right there,” another man said.

The new rules, according to the Health Department, state that “Food service establishments cannot sell, offer or provide sugary drinks in cups, cans, bottles or containers that hold more than 16 ounces.”

However, there are some exceptions, including milk shakes that are at least half milk, ice cream or milk substitute.

4 thoughts on “Bloomberg’s Drink Rules Take Effect Next Week, But Starbucks Not Making Changes

  1. Gee — why would Starbucks get a pass ?????

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    Does Starbucks support Israel?
    My sister won’t let me get Atarbucks anymore because it supposedly “supports Israel”. I thought it was American and was based on an Italian restaurant? I have no idea, does anyone know? Any links for sources would be great too! thanks.

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    100% true … starbucks cafe support israel and it supports it very hard !! you need no source to find out because it’s obvious … people drink from this coffee restaurant and they don’t know that they are killing innocent people in palestine by doing this !! or they do … but they say “hey what the heck let’s drink some” !! … here is the source you want :

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  2. I just read that 80% of NYC graduates can’t read, and this Zionist idiot thinks his time is best spent telling people how much soda they can drink.

    Is he really the mayor of anything? He looks to me like someone forwarding his own political agenda for his own profit (he profits from the aspartame in diet soda, in addition to forwarding the Zionist agenda of poisoning us all) and he doesn’t seem to have any regard for the residents of NYC at all.

  3. “It’s not capitalistic, that’s socialist” – one man said (nice sourcing)

    It is not capitalistic OR socialist. IT IS IMPERIALIST.

    Off with their heads!

  4. Over 99% of “law” in America is unconstitutional. Most of it was “passed” by local farts like Bloomberg.

    This observation should be enough to inform you the problem runs much deeper than federal sycophants. People need to shift their legal paradigm.

    Any system that enforces tyranny until legally overturned is sick.

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