If you prefer to drink your Coca-Cola under Mickey D’s golden arches, you’re not alone. In fact, there’s a reason why the Coca-Cola from McDonald’s tastes better than it does at any other fast food chain—and it’s not a secret recipe or added sugar. In a statement McDonald’s shared on their website, the chain revealed, “There are many reasons the Coca-Cola tastes so great at McDonald’s. We simply follow the guidelines set by Coca-Cola and take steps to ensure it tastes the same as when you buy it in a bottle.” Well that’s simple enough!
The statement continues, “The water and Coca-Cola syrup are pre-chilled before entering our fountain dispensers with the ratio of syrup set to allow for ice to melt. We also keep our fountain beverage system cold so your drink can always be at the peak of refreshing. In order to ensure our drinks are always meeting a gold standard, we have proper filtration methods in place.”
And on a less obvious note, McDonald’s straws also enhance your tasting experience. They explain, “It’s slightly wider than a typical straw, so all that Coke taste can hit all your tastebuds.” Ok, that part blows our mind a little bit… and makes us really thirsty. Could anyone else go for a cup right about now? We’ll meet you under the arches.
Via Kate Friedman, Glamour, Mc Donalds