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The real reason why Coke at McDonald’s tastes so good

Have you wondered why a large coke from McDonald’s tastes so good after having a cheeseburger?
India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi April 21, 2017 15:25 IST
India TV Lifestyle Desk

Have you wondered why a large coke from McDonald’s tastes so good after having a cheeseburger? Truly, there’s something about Coke at McDonald’s that makes it taste so magical. It won’t be an overstatement to say that Coke at any other fast food outlet never tastes better than the McDonald’s Coke. 

But there is a set of secret reasons behind it. Want to know them? 

According to Spoon University, these are secret reasons behind the better tasting coke at McDonald’s. 


Most of the restaurants get Coca-Cola get delivered in the plastic packaging. But McDonald’s get this product delivered in the special stainless steel containers. This help preserve the ingredients which makes coke taste better. 

Water Filtration 

McDonald’s website says, “in order to ensure our drinks are always meeting a gold standard, we have proper filtration methods in place.” McDonald’s filters the water more than their competitors. This means they ensure a continuous supply of fresh water. Fresher water, fresher coke. 


The temperature of the coke is taken very seriously by McDonald’s. There is an insulated tube that runs from the refrigerator unit in the back, all the way to the soda fountain. The water runs in the tube constantly to maintain the temperature just above the freezing level. Cold temperature is important for getting maximum fizz in aerated drinks. 

The Syrup 

McDonald’s pre-chills its syrups before it enters the dispensers. The syrup is then mixed with filtered water which is again chilled. So, the temperature plays an important role. 

The Straw 

Did you notice that the straw at McDonald’s is wider than what the other fast food chains are providing? The straws are wider so that coke can hit all your taste buds and taste heavenly. 

Thus, there’s no sorcery behind it. A mere play of temperature and storage gives you a better tasting coke.