Here’s Why Coke Tastes Better At McDonald’s

It's so good and always hits the spot!

Did you ever wonder why the fountain pop tastes better at McDonald’s?

A food scientist says it all comes down to the water…“Soft drink producers will usually have their own water supplier or a filtration system to increase the quality of water, explains the expert…

“Most often, chlorine is removed as it can result in a ‘disinfectant’ taste, the water hardness will be adjusted since it affects the drink’s acidity, and iron will be removed to limit colour and flavour defects,” she continued. “Without this treatment, the result is a Coke with off-flavours and aromas due to low-quality, inconsistent water.”

Another key distinction is that McDonald’s pre-chills the water and Coke syrup before they go into fountain machines in a special ratio that factors in melting ice.

McDonald’s also pointed out that its dispensers remain cold, which helps maintain the carbonation level to keep the pop perfectly bubbly.

In 2014, The New York Times reported that Coke delivers its syrup to McDonald’s in stainless steel tanks instead of in plastic bags, as it does for other restaurants, to ensure freshness.

Fact! McDonald’s fountain coke hits differently!