There are so many stresses in our life every day that we just need to balance it with small joys. Everyone has their own, but there is one universal source of pleasure - delicious food. Especially fast food. Yes, Big Mac Menu and Coke, please. By the way, have you noticed that even cola tastes better at McDonald's? It didn't seem to you. Favorite "Coke" is really a little different here. And what is the difference, find out in this review.
Whether the cola at McDonald's differs from the usual one from the store is an eternal question. From the series "Who do you love more: mom or dad?" or "which is tastier: cola or pepsi?" But it turns out that there is a very specific and succinct answer. It was provided by the official representatives of McDonald's in response to a request from the journalists of the publication. New York Times. Looking ahead: yes, it is different. And that's why.
1. Container and transportation
Coca-Cola and McDonald's have exclusive delivery terms that apply in any country. For example, the drink comes to McDonald's not bottled, but in the form of syrup poured into stainless steel canisters. It sounds counterintuitive, but it helps keep the drink fresher. More precisely, its pristine taste. And our receptors can tell the difference.
The original cola syrup is mixed with water on the spot. But before that, both ingredients are properly cooled. And not just for you to enjoy the cold one. The fact is that low temperatures help to retain CO2 for longer - the very bubbles of "gas" for which people love sugary drinks so much. And even when stored at a refrigerator standard temperature, CO2 evaporates faster. Not to mention the room and above. Verdict: The McDonald's cola is a little more effervescent.
3. It's all about proportions
The fast food restaurant serves drinks with ice. On the one hand, as mentioned above, low temperatures keep the "gas". On the other hand, the ice melts, and you risk getting a diluted drink. Which is not that tasty. Therefore, the proportion between syrup and water is initially different from the bottled version in order to take into account the "ice" factor. As a result, the first sips of cola from a glass with a round yellow "M" really do have a much richer taste. And only by the middle do the portions become the same as the usual Coke from the supermarket.
So for your next fast food snack, order a Coke and review your experience. Although, no, it's better without the "soda". And here's to you 10 good reasons why you shouldn't buy sugary sodas.