If you’ve ever gotten a Sprite from McDonald’s you know exactly what I mean when I say that it tastes spicy. I’ve always wondered, what makes it taste like that? I have the answer you’ve been searching for.. and also the answer as to why the ice cream machines are always “not working“.
First, there’s more sugar in McDonald’s Sprite. It uses a higher ratio of syrup concentrate to carbonated water. Also, McDonald’s filters its water twice as much as other fast food competitors; giving better quality, and also better taste. The wide straw that McDonald’s supplies gives your taste buds maximum exposure to the liquid. Cups are filled with the perfect amount of carbonation because the contents (water and syrup) are chilled at all times. Thus, making the drink feel fresh when it arrives in your mouth.
The ice cream machine problem is also one that had me scratching my head. I couldn’t understand why every McDonald’s I went to, it was always the same story. I understand now, in a nutshell, it’s money. The ice cream machine has to be cleaned to a certain standard, if not done correctly an error message will pop up. When this error message pops up, a representative has to show up to the McDonald’s to fix the error, which is a costly visit. For the amount of times that the error shows, the cost of repairs doesn’t amount to the sales of the ice cream. So, the machine stays off.