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Finally We Know Why Coke And Diet Coke Taste So Much Better At McDonald's

Sip, sip, BISH.

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It's an indisputable fact that Coke and Diet Coke tastes way better at McDonald's than it does if you bought it at the store. I don't make the rules, it just does!

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But I'm excited to tell you that there is actually a REASON McDonald's soda tastes so dang good — actually, several. Spoon University did a little digging into what makes us all so thirsty for their beverages, and found some interesting answers.

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Funnily enough, McDonald's lists out a lot of reasons their soda tastes amazing on the FAQ section of the website.

It all starts with how the soda syrup is stored — in stainless steel containers, not plastic bags, which is typically the norm.

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This helps "ensure its freshness." MMMMMMM.

Next, McDonald's filters its water differently (and more so) than most other fast food restaurants.

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Clean water = tasty soda.

McDonald's keeps its soda extra chilly, which means happier taste buds.

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Not only is the water used to mix the soda pre-chilled, but the fountain beverage system is also kept cold for better taste.

And the fast food company also PRE-CHILLS its syrup. The cold never bothered us anyway, especially our taste buds.

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The syrup is already cold before it mixes with water and is dispensed.

Finally, I know straws are Public Enemy Number One right now, but McDonald's extra-wide straws make the last little bit of difference.

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Since the straws are thicker than typical straws, more flavor hits your tongue every time you sip.

OK, who else is thirsty now?!

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h/t Spoon University

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