The scientific reason McDonald's Coke tastes so much better than normal Coke

Now that we know why it's better, it makes so much sense

6w ago

Do you ever find yourself enjoying your meal from McDonald's, thinking about how good the Coke is and wondering why it's so much better than normal Coke? Well, now we have the answer.

Former McDonald's employee and TikTok user @evilglitterqueen, aka Michael, revealed that the incredible taste comes from the straw. Yes, the straw. The reason behind it is that the straws are made to be made a specific length and width so that when you drink it, more bubbles hit your tongue and it tastes better.

Michael lives in and worked at a US McDonald's and was replying to a request for insider information from employees that worked at larger companies and had this to say, "I worked at McDonald's and I learned so much s**t. You think that they're just fast food and s**t but there's so much science behind it.

"For example, your straw at McDonald's is larger - do you know why it's larger? Because it lets more carbonation hit your tongue and makes the soda taste better.

"That's why it's better at McDonald's."

The McDonald's US website confirms the straw intel and also gives us another insight. Under the FAQ section the answer to, "Why does the Coca-Cola taste so good at McDonald's?" reads, "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 drinks are always refreshing. In order to ensure our drinks are always meeting a gold standard, we filter all the water before it enters fountain dispensers.

"There's also our straw - it's slightly wider than a typical straw so all that Coke taste can hit your taste buds."

So there you have it, there's the actual science. And the next time someone mentions how good the Coke is, you can tell them why.

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Comments (9)

  • First and foremost I have never enjoyed food from McDonald's. 😀

      1 month ago
    • I respect that. Not everyone does lol

        1 month ago
    • Sorry I am completely useless here. I don't like McDonald's and I have not had a soda/ pop in 30ish years 😁

        1 month ago
  • I wonder what else their insider had to reveal!!!

      1 month ago
  • I must admit I've never found McDonald's drinks to be anything more than watery puddles of ice. I think Ronald's up to his clown mischief...

      1 month ago
  • Not so much Coke Cola where I live, but I do think the MCD Sprite taste really different

      1 month ago
  • For no particular reason I have to disagree. A coke is a coke and Pepsi is a Pepsi. The straws have nothing to do with the taste, mainly because in Québec City straws have been taken out of circulation, therefore your test is irrelevant.

      1 month ago
    • I think in reality is probably has more to do with the fountain dispensers and how much syrup they put it.

        1 month ago