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Customers Are Questioning the Contents of This McDonald's Drink

"In a pinch, McDonald’s Sprite can be used to jumpstart your car.”
FACT CHECKED BY Faye Brennan

There's something about an ice-cold drink from McDonald's that makes it stand out from the rest. From the bubbly fizz to the flavor, there's nothing like a Coca-Cola or Sprite that's fresh out of the fountain. 

But McDonald's version of Sprite, in particular, has people online buzzing. What is it that makes the lemon-lime flavor from the fast-food's fountain so intense and irresistible? And better yet, why do some people describe the taste as "spicy?"

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This may have something to do with the ratio of syrup concentrate compared to that of other fast-food chains. 

According to a report from Spoon University, "McDonald's uses a higher ratio of syrup concentrate to carbonated water, so that you get more of the delicious flavor you want. It also amps that sugar content up, making your body crave it more."

This, of course, is an unnecessarily bad move for your health. And the buzz online from McDonald's customers about its Sprite has the internet rolling in laughter. One user tweeted,"In a pinch, McDonald's Sprite can be used to jumpstart your car." Another said, "McDonald's Sprite can literally disintegrate human bones."

Some described the soft drink as "too crispy," while others simply are taken aback by the amount of fizz in the drink. 

As with all the other fountain drinks sold at McDonald's, both the syrup and water are kept chilled at all times, according to Spoon University. The water used in the fountain drinks is also double-filtered. 

Whether you love or hate McDonald's Sprite, there's just something about it that is keeping the internet entertained with memes.

McDonald's itself even jumped in on the bandwagon, tweeting a photo of dinosaurs and captioning it, "The first time someone dropped their McDonald's Sprite"—insinuating that the drink's extreme fizz is what caused dinosaurs to become extinct. 

The fizzy drink has the internet going wild, and it's going to be fun to see what other antics people can pull out to describe the unprecedented "spicy" taste of the McDonald's Sprite. 

For more on soda, check out Why You Should Be Worried About The Chemicals In Your Soda.

Kristen Warfield
Kristen Warfield is the weekend editor for Eat This, Not That! and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz’s journalism program in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Read more
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