6 Reasons Why Coca-Cola Tastes Better at McDonald’s

There are two kinds of Coca-Cola fans: those who love it best from the can, and those who can’t pass up a fresh, carbonated soda machine. If you’re the latter, then you might know that McDonald’s truly has the best Coke on tap, if you will, in the country. How do they manage that?

Well, AskMen decided to dig a little deeper and find out just why McDonald’s has the best Coke on tap from any fast food chain. The answer? McDonald’s tries extremely hard to ensure that every single dispense of Coke is the perfect dispense. Here’s how they do it.

1. To begin, it’s all about that fizz. Hey, if you’re going to splurge a bit and have a Coke, you might as well get the best carbonation factor you can find. The soda water is always between33 to 38 degrees. McDonald’s keeps it circulating through insulated tubing.”

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2. The chilly water combines with pre-chilled Coca-Cola syrup, whose amount is scientifically determined based on how much ice could melt in a drink over time.

3. McDonald’s doesn’t cheat the system, either. They use the prescribed syrup amount from the soda giant themselves.

4. Coke syrup is delivered in stainless steel containers versus the other method of plastic bags. The stainless steel works to preserve the integrity of the syrup without sacrificing taste.

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5. McDonald’s also installed some of the best water filtration systems on the market today, saying, “In order to ensure our drinks are always meeting a gold standard, we have proper filtration methods in place.”

6. And the final reason? McDonald’s wide straws ensure maximum Coca-Cola fizz to tongue contact, meaning your taste buds experience more Coke per every sip, making it taste even richer.

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