The Fizzy Fascists
No soda for you:
Published in the government's Journal Officiel website on Thursday and in force since Friday, the ban applies to all soft drinks or soda "fountains" in areas open to the public, including restaurants, fast food-chains, schools and holiday camps.Let them drink bottled water...
Out of bounds are unlimited "flavoured fizzy and non-fizzy drinks, concentrated drinks like fruit syrups, drinks based on water, milk, cereal, vegetables or fruit", but also "sports and energy drinks, fruit nectar, vegetable nectar and similar products".
Home improvement chain IKEA had already removed drink fountains from its 33 centres around France, but other vendors, including French fast food chain Quick, waited until the day itself to change their drink fountain set-up.