Have you ever noticed a difference in the taste of McDonald’s Coca-Cola compared to that served by other fast-food companies? If so, it’s not in your head; the fast food chain took to its website to explain something a lot of us have probably long been wondering: Why does the Coca-Cola taste so good at McDonald’s?
According to McDonald’s, the company follows Coca-Cola’s guidelines to make sure the beverage is as consistent in taste as its bottled soda. To begin with, the syrup is delivered in stainless steel containers to help preserve the flavor of the ingredients.
The water and Coca-Cola syrup are also pre-chilled with a ratio of syrup that will allow for ice to melt prior to going into restaurant fountain dispensers, which are also kept at a temperature just above freezing to produce quality-tasting soda.
The company also uses a filtration method for its water to maintain “a gold standard.”
Lastly, McDonald’s supplies a straw that is slightly wider than average, so the crisp taste of Coca-Cola can spread throughout your taste buds. That’s all there is to it.