I'm so excited by this revelation, because there's finally a basis for something I, and probably a lot of you already thought. I've sworn on my life that Coca-Cola tastes better at McDonald's, but I never knew how to explain it. I just knew it was.
As it turns out, there's actually a legitimate argument to that claim as McDonald's Coke is arguably fresher and colder than most places.
Apparently the secret to McDonald's addictive Coke lies in its temperature, storage, and water filtration, according to Spoon University.
It all starts during the delivery stage, where the soda is transported in stainless steel containers, instead of plastic bags, like other restaurants do. Putting them in steel containers helps preserve its fresh taste.
McDonald's also keeps its Coke cold by using an insulated tube that extends from the back of the refrigerator all the way to the dispenser. The tube has cold water constantly running through it, which helps keep the soda temperature just above freezing, and the CO2 levels at their peak, making sure the carbonation lasts longer.
Perhaps the biggest secret, is in the water. McDonald's spends a lot of money on its filtration system, so the water going into the Coke, as well as the ice, is filtered pretty heavily, giving it a cleaner taste.
Hell, even the slightly wider straw is done on purpose, as McD believes it helps the Coke "hit all your taste buds," according to its site.
One last secret involves the syrup, which McDonald's pre-chills before putting into the soda dispenser.
Such tremendous effort in order to make their Coke taste fresher and colder.
Now you know you're not crazy. When you drink that large Coke at McDonald's you can tell your friends it's better because they keep it extra cold and extra filtered.