When I first heard the news out of New York that the city was banning the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, I thought, Surely we don't have that crap in California, right? Then I did a little digging and found that, not only do we have the extra large sodas, but I myself actually enjoyed a 32 oz. Coke at McDonald's just the other day. I think, when I ordered, I just asked for a "large," which, at a mere 69 cents, seemed like a fantastic value to go along with my McDouble off the Dollar Menu. I'm better at counting change than fluid ounces or calories, so I didn't even realize just how much of a value it was. But, even though it looked big, I thought, as long as it was only a "large," which usually signifies to me a slightly indulgent but still reasonable and not extreme portion, I was okay. Alas, it would be more honest to list the 32 oz. size as "huge" on their menu.
So, um, in summary, I am proud to live in California, where at least I know I'm free to order huge sodas.
(Hey, look, in my defense, I only filled the cup halfway anyway.)