McDonald's Sweet Tea -- Not as Sweet?
- alkapal Feb 6, 2008 12:48 PM
Should I panic?
I haven't had this tea in about two months. Just got some today, and it tasted less sweet, and more like instant iced tea. It USED to be darn near perfect.
Is this a one-off situation (bad batch?), or can I start the email campaign to "Preserve our McD's Sweet Tea Heritage"?
I agree... the sweetened tea is awesome and pretty near perfect.
It also has a ridiculous amount of sugar in it... I can't remember the exact gram amount, but it's kind of scary.
My husband always gets the tea unsweetened, and then adds a couple of packets of sugar. It really tastes just as good as the sweetened version!
My default down here is to ask for half sweet and half unsweet tea because I find most sweet teas too sweet. That way, you can not only taste the tea part of the equation, you also get the sweet syrup properly dissolving into the drink instead of just sitting on the bottom of the cup like granulated sugar does.
My son worked for McD's when they first started selling sweet tea - he said they mix 1 lb of sugar to 1 gallon of tea. I have a sweet tooth, but that was too sweet for me. I request half sweet and half unsweetened.
If they can bake the apple pies, they can monkey w/ the sweet tea.
Before having to cut sugar out of my diet, I used to love McD's tea; the one nearest me though, always had a bitter flavor to theirs, as if they made it in their coffee machine w/o giving it a thorough cleaning first. So the last few times I had it (last summer), I was thinking it was definitely "off" and wondered if it was that one location or if it was some "new" mix.