There’s a Reason Coke From McDonald’s Tastes Different Than From Everywhere Else

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We all know that somehow Coca-Cola just mysteriously tastes better from McDonalds, but with new information from the Golden Arches themselves, we now know there is a scientific reason for it!

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If you’ve ever wondered why, you’re not alone, and you’ll be glad to know it tastes different for a very specific reason.

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McDonald’s finally answered the question, “Why does the Coca-Cola at McDonald’s taste so good?” on the FAQ portion of their website.

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First of all, there is no secret formula to their recipe.

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So what are those guidelines?

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To start, the Coca-Cola syrup is delivered to McDonald’s in stainless steel containers.

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The stainless steel helps keep the ingredients in the Coke fresher.  

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Apparently a simple thing like the way a syrup is shipped makes a big difference.    

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Next, the Coca-Cola syrup is mixed with the freshest water possible.

McDonald’s has a top of the line water filtration system to make sure the H20 that mixes with the syrup is going to be clean and fresh. But it doesn’t stop there…    

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The water is also put through an insulated tube in order to keep the Coca-Cola completely cold.

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This tube connects the refrigerator in the back to the soda fountain by the drive-thru window, and it makes sure your Coke is as cold as it needs to be.

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This temperature allows for it to achieve peak C02 levels, which gives Coke its iconic taste and makes those perfectly fizzy bubbles last longer. The syrup is also pre-chilled before it even enters the fountain dispensers.  

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Did you know that McDonald’s has a slightly wider straw than other fast food restaurants? “It’s slightly wider than a typical straw, so all that Coke taste can hit all your tastebuds,” says the McDonald’s website.

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According to the site, they keep these measures in place to, “ensure our drinks are always meeting a gold standard.” So now we know! There is an exact science to everyone’s favorite drink.

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