McDonald's Drink Is Made With 4 Pounds of Sugar

A former McDonald's employee revealed details about one of the fast food chain's most popular drinks that may make you reconsider drinking it again.

Nicole Weiser spilled the beans on the component composition that makes McDonald's tea so sweet in a viral TikTok video.

According to the former Mickey D's employee, "I used to work at McDonald's as a manager. I spent nearly three years there." She explained that the Sweet Tea was kept in a red four-gallon container and the unsweet tea was kept in a green four-gallon container.

"There was a complete four-pound bag of sugar emptied into the red jug, the sweet tea, for every four gallons," Weiser revealed. "One pound of tea per gallon."

Many viewers left comments on the video. "Knowing something is incredibly sweet is different than knowing exactly how much sugar is in it," one participant explained.

A small cup of brewed sweet tea includes 100 calories and 24 grammes of sugar, according to the nutritional information on McDonald's website.

Medium invert sugar is one of the ingredients in McDonald's sweet tea. Invert sugar is a liquified solution of partially inverted or inverted, partially refined or refined sucrose, according to the FDA.

Increased weight gain, elevated triglyceride levels, and dental decay are all potential side effects of additional sugar consumption, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The FDA has established dietary guidelines for Americans, proposing that added sugars make up less than 10% of total daily calories.

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