About 8 years ago, I first encountered the idea that McDonald’s Coke was singularly delicious at a church women’s Bible study in northern Kentucky. Thank you, Rolling Hills Church of Christ. You were a hot mess of a church, but I will be eternally grateful to you for this sweet morsel of information.
I don’t know what it is about McDonald’s Coke that sets it apart from other Coke. (And yes, I’m using “Coke” as a reference to actual Coca-Cola Classic soda, not as a generic southern term for all soda.) Somehow it tastes much better than other restaurant fountain Cokes. And I don’t know why it took me so long to discover that fact for myself. Though I’m not normally a huge fan of fountain pop. Its very nature is much sweeter & syrupy than other soda. And the ratio of ice to soda is way too high in favor of ice. Which then just melts & waters the soda down to an unpleasant degree.
But McDonald’s Coke is different. It’s delightful & bubbly. Sometimes Coke is a bit too acidic, but McDonald’s has somehow mastered the combination of fizz and sweet to create the perfect beverage. I think McDonald’s website says it best: “Your McDonald’s meal’s BFF.” Too true.
Even better, the past few summers has brought us the $1 large Coke deal. Savor the savings, people!