4 Drinks Banned (and Not Banned) by the New York City Soda Ban
As home to the Big Gulps (and the terrifying sizes that accompany them), 7-Eleven would seem like an easy target for a soda ban, right? Wrong. 7-Eleven got off on a technicality, Neistat says: the ruling affects only food establishments regulated by the city, which 7-Eleven is not. Therefore, those Gulps, Big Gulps, Big Big Gulps, and Double Gulps are still allowed in New York City.
The venti was the only size to come under question, but its actually OK under the proposal because the drinks arent "sweetened by the establishment." Therefore, feel free to add as much sugar as you want to your iced coffees.
The same rule applies to Dunkin' Donuts as to Starbucks — if you sweeten it yourself, it’s cool. And those super sugary drinks, like the Vanilla Bean Coolatta, are fine thanks to their dairy content. If it contains 50 percent milk or milk substitute, it’s technically allowed under the proposal.
Movie theaters and sports stadiums are recognized as food service establishments, Neistat says. Therefore, those 34-, 44-, and whopping 54-ounce sodas on the concession menu are definitely out. You’ll just have to hit up 7-Eleven after the movie or game.