Yes, you burger fans know that Coca-Cola always seems to taste better from McDonald's but few of you ever bothered to ask yourself 'why?'.

Well today Fox News journalists are telling the world in its article HERE but don't bother looking for two reasons:

Firstly, I'll explain it here and secondly, two of the UK's most popular newspapers, The Sun and The Daily Mail, told their readers the reason back in November last year (so well done Fox) after McDonald's revealed its secret on its website.

It's not the syrup. Many diners believe Coke is more palatable because McDonald's puts more syrup into the mixture, while others think that as food is so salty, it makes you thirsty, improving the taste.

Both theories are wrong.

Coca-Cola brings McDonald's special stainless steel containers full of syrup (most outlets use plastic containers) and that keep things just a little fresher and preserves the ingredients better. So, while McD's doesn’t add extra syrup, it does take steps to make sure the syrup is served as identically as possible at all of its restaurants.

And, while they don’t give you extra syrup, the melting ice and how much it dilutes the drinks IS taken into consideration with their syrup ratio. So, if you ask staff to hold the ice, you actually do get a slightly sweeter drink.

Then the drink is served super cold and cold temperatures hold carbonation better, so by serving it just a little cooler than their competitors, McDonald's is able to make the carbonation last longer and more bubbles improves the taste.

The burger giant also operates its own double water filtration system and spends millions around the world to ensure the water quality matches its standards.

Finally, McDonald's straws are slightly bigger so more of the drink hits your tastebuds at once.

Clever huh?

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