One of the highlights of any Macca’s run is picking up a Coke for the ride back. It turns out there are several reasons for why it’s so tasty. 

A hero TikTok user posted a clip revealing the insider secrets behind the Macca’s soft drink, as per Their credentials? @eveglitterqueen, or Ryan, claims to be a former employee of the fast food chain.

“You think that they’re just fast-food and s**t but they have so much science behind (everything),” they said in a video shared on TikTok.

“So for example, your straw at McDonald’s is larger. Do you know why it’s larger? Because it lets more carbonation hit your tongue and makes the soda taste better. That’s why it’s better at McDonald’s.”

Who knew! Ryan even went as far as to claim that Macca’s pays Coke to create a special syrup solely for their use. “That’s why their Coke has a little bit more sugar and a lot more flavour,” they said.

They also discussed the Macca’s food in the TikTok, claiming that the Macca’s “grilled chicken is injected with a saltwater mixture to keep it moist, but also flavourful,” so you might want to give the grilled chicken a miss on your next Macca’s visit.

Ryan also insisted that the McNuggets aren’t as processed as we all feared. Perhaps the most unsurprising reveal was that their much-maligned ice cream machines only get cleaned once a week.

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Many of their followers expressed amazement at the reveals, with several saying they now know why the Macca’s Sprite tastes “spicy.”

“Makes sense why the Sprite just hits different now,” someone commented. “Did you make me feel better about giving my kids nuggets? ….. Yes,” another said. “The ice cream machine is always broken,” said someone else in pointing out the very obvious.

I hope Ryan has other ventures on the go because I don’t they’ll be getting rehired by Macca’s anytime soon. Be right back, just going to order “a few” McNuggets and Cokes now.

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