Shocking news from the fountain-soda beat: 7-Eleven has reduced the capacity of its Double Gulp from 64 ounces to a mere 50. Is 7-Eleven taking a stand in the contentious debate about obesity in America?
Nope. Seems the 64-ounce Double Gulp was just too damn big for the average vehicle's cup-holder.
Lest you still think 7-Eleven is doing your health any favors by shrinking its Double Gulp, consider: If you fill your Double Gulp with a regular soda -- Coca-Cola, say -- you're still pouring nearly 600 calories.
(By Coca-Cola's own nutritional information, the calories per ounce of Coke range from 11.667 to 12 -- so there are somewhere from 580 and 600 calories in 50 ounces. Of course, that doesn't take into account that most fountain-soda drinkers wil have ice cubes in the cup, too. WHATEVER.)
Well, a McDonald's Big Mac is 550 calories:
You could have two bacon cheeseburgers from Burger King, and that would cost you only a little bit more than the 50-ounce Coke at 620 calories:
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