It’s the weirdest thing. We all know there’s a hierarchy of Diet Coke, and fountain Diet Coke is clearly the best of them all. But for some reason, Diet Coke from McDonald’s just tastes better, and up until today I thought I was insane. While I may be “crazy” when stalking my ex-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend’s mom on Facebook, I’m not crazy about one thing – McDonald’s has released a statement telling us exactly how they get their Diet Coke to taste so much better than everyone else’s.
As it turns out, there are a ton of reasons why your Diet Coke from McDonald’s tastes so delicious. First, they use an intense double-filtration water system to make sure they have the cleanest possible liquid base, making your Smart Water look like child’s play. Next, they keep their water extra cold – just above freezing at 33 degrees. According to people who understand science, this extra cold water is able to have more carbonation than warmer water, which explains why McDonald’s Diet Coke manages to be so refreshingly fizzy. Additionally, their straws are just a liiiiittle thicker than regular straws, so you get a little extra fizz in each sip. Finally, because McDonald’s sells SO MUCH of this stuff, they get their syrup from Coke in giant, stainless steel tanks, unlike the boxes that everyone else receives. The metal keeps the syrup cold, and since such a high volume is used, you always get the freshest product.
There you have it, ladies – you now have all the facts to disprove anyone who tells you that you’re crazy ever again. Now head over to McDonald’s to get that Diet Coke….and French fries….and McFlurry….and apple pie….and…...