New York — Immediately following an appeals court ruling that declared NYC’s ban on large, sugary drinks unconstitutional, 7-Eleven unveiled their newest size in Times Square.
The Super Mega Triple Gulp drink will hold 128 ounces, making it more than double the previous largest size, the Double Gulp, which held 64 ounces. The new size is available immediately in New York and will roll out to 7-Eleven stores across the country later this year.
A state appeals court today declared the ban on large sugary drinks to be an illegal overreach of executive power, upholding a lower court decision in March that struck down the law.
The law, which would have prohibited those businesses from selling sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces, “violated the state principle of separation of powers,” the First Department of the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division said in a unanimous decision.
“Today’s decision is a temporary setback, and we plan to appeal this decision as we continue the fight against the obesity epidemic,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “We already have plans to lower the maximum drink size to 1.24 ounces later this year.”
Local 7-Elevens were already reporting shortages of popular soft drinks across the city, causing some thirsty citizens to even opt for less popular drinks such as Fanta, and Tab. This also marks the first purchase of Tab in the city since the 1970’s