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Why does Coke you get there like this taste so much better than

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Why does Coke you get there like this taste so much better than Coke you get in a bottle from the store? It's like night and day
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McDonalds ships their coke in stainless steel containers, while the rest is either pre-packages in aluminium cans or in plastic bottles.
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>>9276173
Probably more sugar.
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>>9276185
You'd think so, you'd be wrong

Also they do taste more of sugar, while store bought tastes more corny
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Tastes sweeter desu
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>>9276173
I've worked at McDonald's half a decade ago. Their softdrinks come concentrated in heavy plastic bags in thick-cardboard boxes to make them easy to stack, also protects the plastic within. From what I can tell, once hooked up to the tubes on the drink machine (it was downstairs in a nasty, dirty room in the restaurant I worked at) it is pumped to the drink machine upstairs along with carbonated water on-demand. But yeah, McDonald's Coke just starts off as this thick, sticky, tar-black goop before getting mixed with carbonated water. I assume the water comes from the city's supply, but how it is carbonated I just don't know.
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>>9276221
>Half a decade ago

So 5 years? My first job was McD's, 15 years ago. Exact same set up. The box of shit is the syrup, the rest is just carbonated water shot into it to activate it's almonds.
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>>9276221
pretty much this.

The mix rate between the syrup and the carbonated water can vary depending on a number of factors. Perhaps OP is getting a slightly more potent mix than what comes out of the cans.
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>>9276173
McDonald's invested in carbon filtration systems for all their soda machines.
The water is much cleaner than just regular city tap water.
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>>9276173
Because your mouth is full of salt from the food
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>>9276512
>>9276454
>>9276221
https://www.amazon.com/Coke-Classic-Soda-Syrup-Gallon/dp/B00HE42V8Y
>Genuine Coca-Cola Syrup
>Intended for use with post-mix soda fountains, but can also be used with SodaStream products
>5:1 Mix Ratio – 5 parts water to 1 part syrup
>2.5 Gallon BIB makes 15 gallons of soda
>15 Gallons

So if I invested in this and some water filtration + carbonating, I could have the best Coke?
I wonder what the syrup itself tastes like undiluted.
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>>9276582
you can buy soda syrup for $5 at many stores. it's disgusting unless diluted... though some people use it to make BBQ sauces
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>>9276454
I don't have the ratios on hand, but I believe ratios will vary by container as well.
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>>9276586
>though some people use it to make BBQ sauces
Jesus H Christ
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>>9276673

What's wrong with that? It's a lot more flavorful, as well as lower calorie, than using sugar in your sauce.
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>>9276173
Go to bed, Kaceytron.
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>>9276679
>calories are bad
Retard.
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>>9276173
The syrup is shipped in stainless steel, uses a higher amount of cane sugar, water for the machine is filtered heavily, and is stored cold from transport to store.

It's all because there's nothing more murrican than a burger and coke. While I like the mexican coke in bottles more, mickydoodles does their coke right.
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>>9277009
>being fat is acceptable
Retarded roastie.
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>>9276173
I have heard that mcdonalds has a higher ratio of syrup to soda water than what would be served in a bottle to account for ice diluting the drink.
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>>9277016
Or some places it's watered down due to a cheap ass manager or syrup that is running out and not noticed by the staff yet
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>>9277009
>>calories are bad

I never said they were bad. I don't really care how caloric my sauce is because it's used sparingly.

I mentioned the calories because it's the only complaint that I could possibly think that someone might raise.

>>9277015
Calories in food doesn't equal fat. Over-eating does. Blame the person, not the food.
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>>9277047
>reddit spacing
Into the trash you go, autist.
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Taste is severely impacted by the carbonation as well. At a restaurant I worked, the co2 was kept in the basement, and due to some random bullshit, it was impossible to not have it be mildly flat each time.
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Why does ketchup in a packet taste better than ketchup in a bottle?
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>>9276173
Wider straw
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>>9277056
>sperg about punctuation
>call others autist
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>>9277013
shut the fuck up, you goofy ass liberal motherfucker
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>>9277553
>reaction images
Time to stop posting, toddler.
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>>9277634
You have to go back
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>>9277992
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>>9278295
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>>9276173

every place with a dispenser has to mix the syrup with water, they can adjust it to be sweeter or not
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>>9276582

>i wonder what syrup tastes like on its own

anon.....its the same shit you put on pancakes, just more concentrated and added to water
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>>9276221
This, and the machine is a thing of nightmares
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>>9276582
>I wonder what the syrup itself tastes like undiluted.
Dangerous question no mortal dare answer
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>>9278641
yeah those machines are spooky as fuck at night around closing some. some employee will grab a fountain drink before leaving and the sound they make echos through the empty restaurant
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>>9277013
>there's nothing more murrican than a burger and coke

Your whole answer was retarded but the real answer was in there: Coke tastes best with food.
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>>9276582
No, McDs hyper chills their syrup before mixing it. For whatever reason that makes a really carbonated final product. I heard this from the soda fountain repair man when they switched to Fanta this summer
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>>9278820
seconded, that sound is fucked. McDonald's is spooky when the fry machines and grill plates stop beeping
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>>9278832
>Coke tastes best with food
Maybe the salty food increases the sweetness of the coke too.
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>>9276173

McDonald's signed a deal with the government to keep the cocaine in it.
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>>9278927
Interdasting.
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>>9279341
Why is there a syrup container for Dasani? Isn't that just Coke brand bottled water?
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>>9279341
>concentrated water
What?
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>>9276221
>but how it is carbonated I just don't know.
The machine is full of tiny elves with straws blowing into the water.
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>>9279341
A cola server
What a time to be alive
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>>9279877
>>9279889
>They don't know about concentrated water.
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>>9279877
I'm fairly certain that's the flavor for the sparkling dasani you get in freestyle machines.
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>>9279993
Sparkling water has no flavor.
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>>9278927
>>9279847
So according to Heston Blumenthal when making his french fry batter, carbon dioxide is more soluble in cold liquids which means that you are literally getting a fizzier more concentrated soft drink that way at the point of gas infusion than even freshly opened bottles or cans. So for a DIY method you should put your filtered water in the freezer for 30 minutes or mixed with ice and then poured into the mixing vessel for the syrup concentrate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr3Rrzrv8vU
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>>9276221
>>9276229
>Half a decade
>so 5 years?

Anon, his time at McDonalds is now long behind him and he lives a classy life of wealth and intellect.
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>>9279341
Fuck those freestyle machines
>Go to Moe's because I have a giftcard and really want some Coke with lime flavor
>Every flavor is greyed out
>Tell manager
>After 5 minutes an employee comes out
>Keeps mashing buttons
>PRIMER TEST FAILED keeps popping up on screen
>Manager comes to fix it
>It's been 15 minutes at this point
>Machine takes 10 minutes to "reconfigure"
>Finally get my drink
>Machine keeps choking as it dispenses it, ends up being half water
>Leave
>Paid two (2) dollars for a cup of light brown sludge water
Repeat a variation of this every time I go to that ducking restaurant or the Burger King in my town that has one
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>>9280136
Fuck that just gave me a nightmare flashback to when I managed a restaurant that had one of them.

It pulled that bullshit in the middle of lunch rush with about 50 people in the place.

Needless to say I dealt with more than a few angry motherfuckers.
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>>9280028
Flat sparkling water absolutely tastes different to tap or bottled water.
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>>9280035
That batter is for the fish
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>>9280028
That's where you're wrong kiddo. Sparkling water not only has minerals added to deliberately alter the taste, but it's also flavored by the carbonic acid from the carbonation process. That's why it tastes like salty shit.
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I disagree about Coke tasting better but I love how much nicer Sprite tastes
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>>9280180
>>9280028
Its the carbon dioxide that gives it its bitter taste. I somewhat doubt that machine has a specific yet unmarked slot to accept pressurised gas instead of liquid, so they must be adding a bitter ingredient to plain water to mimic the taste of carbonated water but without the carbonation. America is truly too far gone
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>>9280375
All you are tasting is the gas, bro.
It's just bubbly water.
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>>9280390
sparkling water is an amalgam of regular water and gas. you're tasting sparkling water.
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>>9276173

Every franchise has their own water to syrup mixture and they've even sued over copycats.

It's that mixture that you love.
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>>9280392
Water has no taste. The gas does. 1 + 0 = 1
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>>9280398
Water also has no bubbles. Water + gas does.

You cannot say that sparkling water doesn't have a taste, that the gas in it does, because you cannot have sparkling water without the gas. You fucking idiot.
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>>9280398
>water has no taste
Wrong, you ignorant nigger. The mineral content of water determines its flavor. Pure water, completely devoid of minerals (literally nothing but H2O) is disgusting, you would literally spit it out the moment you drank some. Pure H2O is used in semiconductor manufacturing and an old prank used to involve telling new hires that they just had to try "Pure Water" and watching the inevitable disgust and confusion. Try not to be such a dumbass in the future.
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>>9280412
Literally kill yourself. Pure water activates absolutely zero tastebuds. You stupid fucking retarded nigger. Shit is added to distilled water to stop people drinking it, because it will fuck your shit up. You dumb fucking African. Also the water in minerals arw largely tasteless and do very little.

>>9280403
Just arguing semantics like a ledditor
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>>9280423
A simple google search would show you how fucking stupid you are. Seriously, just look that shit up and hang your head in shame. Your parents must have been brother and sister or some shit.
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>>9280115
It was actually over half a decade ago, but anyways, wealth? No. Intellect? I've unironically written and self-published 7 books with an 8th on the way. Should be finished within a week, and after that I'll be quickly working on my 9th. Hoping to accomplish that 'wealth' bit within 2 years. By summer 2019 I should have around 30+ books written... I am a very, very fast typist. 4 of my books is in a series, the book I'm working on will make it a 5-novel series.

Honestly though, I live a simple life. I can live comfortably on $15,000 a year which is less than full-time minimum wage, and I can live damn near extravagantly on $20,000 a year which isn't much more than full-time minimum wage. Once I reach $30,000 a year, I'll definitely be able to do some travelling every now and then. The more I see and experience, the more I can write about, which then means more income.
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>>9280423
>Pure water activates absolutely zero tastebuds.

Pure water lacks any ions whatsoever, so it will take them from your mouth. That is something you can taste.

As for carbonated water:
You are correct that CO2 has no taste. However, CO2 in water creates carbonic acid. And that does have a taste beyond the physical sensation of the carbonation bubbles. Chem 101 bro.
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>>9278295
Lel, like anyone fucking follows that rule.
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>>9276173
The co2 has had more time to diffuse/escape. It's sweeter and less bite this way. Plus city water. Almost all soda machines are just plugged into the basic water with a co2 canister to inject it with co2 to fizz it up.
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>>9280536
Wat books anon?
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>>9280677
Bullshit, The Liar, and his top seller Big Faggot
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>>9276173
Gotta say it was a great thread to start OP, feels good when you realize you're not crazy.
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>>9280677
My 'Living amongst the Dead' series is my most popular series of books, and my most popular non-LatD book is 'Firearm Valhalla'. Both that first book in the series as well as Firearm Valhalla are only $0.99 USD which I think is around $1.25 or $1.30 Canadian and Australian. British Pounds, I think .70? Anyways, my pen name is J N Morgan, which is just a pseudonym.

>>9280685
Admirable guesses.
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>>9276221
This is how every fast food restaurant does it.

From what I can tell, I think Mcdonalds either carbonates their soda just a bit more, or a bit less than the usual.

Also this
>>9276179
is actually fake. I think there's a snopes article about it or something, but it's not true.
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>>9276173
it's literally because they make it at a colder temperature than anywhere else.
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>>9278630
it would make sense for restaurants to adjust the mix ratio to make the soda a little more concentrated since all restaurant sodas come with ice which dilutes them.
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>>9281228
That does make sense, well, except for A&W. They don't add ice to their soda so that it doesn't become diluted. You can also get your drink in a frosted mug in-store but of course it's not meant to be taken with you.
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they used filtered water to thin out the cola and chill it alot more than your fridge probably will
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>>9276173
McDonalds uses a different blend of high fructose corn syrup that has higher sucrose content than the blend for bottles. Also fresh carbonated water makes a big difference in bubble factor than bottled cans. Nothing tastes like coca-cola with real sugar from a fountain, though.
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>>9276221
literally every restaurant with a soda fountain is like that
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