View Poll Results: Is McDonald's Sweet Tea brewed or made from powder?

Voters
11. You may not vote on this poll
  • That business right there is made the southern way, the only way ya'll; its brewed!

    4 36.36%
  • Sheeeeeet, that stuff should be called "sweet tea drink"; its powdered of course!

    7 63.64%
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    16,623
    Post Thanks / Like

    McDonalds Sweet Tea - Brewed or powder?

    Help me win a buck. Got a bet with a buddy. Not gonna tell you which side I'm on, but I will say to declare a winner will take some pretty serious evidence. So if you've got a link or if you work for McD's and have made the stuff... speak up!

    Edit: Made this a poll. So even if you don't know for sure, give a vote and lets see if you'd win the phat cash!

    Last edited by CoolVanilla; 05-30-2008 at 06:10 PM.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    14,876
    Post Thanks / Like
    no idea, we don't have it here in L.A. at least at any of the McD's I've been to of late..
    "A world full of 100% Prius owners is still a world 100% dependent on oil" ~ E. Musk

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    10,105
    Post Thanks / Like
    I am thirsting to find this out.

    Recently, did a roadtrip from Phoenix to Boston and then back after 3 weeks. I saw loads of Mickey D billboards along the way, but never did try the stuff.

    I do like iced tea and would like to know about the brew and just how sweet it is.

    When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
    My friends call me JONN (usually).


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    2,799
    Post Thanks / Like
    Isn't there a policy or something that ingredients must listed somewhere or something along with calories, sugars etc. ? Nutritional information?
    Last edited by Dantra; 05-30-2008 at 07:04 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Naperville Il
    Posts
    3,022
    Post Thanks / Like
    I worked at Mcdonalds as a teenager and they are good about premade goods. My money would be on option 3 it's sent to the store as a concentrate and then watered down from there.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Indian Township, Maine
    Posts
    1,170
    Post Thanks / Like
    I'm in agreement with John. I miss the sweat tea down south!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Naperville Il
    Posts
    3,022
    Post Thanks / Like
    we just got it out here it's the only reason I go to McD's

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    16,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Dantra View Post
    Isn't there a policy or something that ingredients must listed somewhere or something along with calories, sugars etc. ? Nutritional information?
    I checked here, but didn't find nuthin.

    Quote Originally Posted by John@CMJPerformance View Post
    I worked at Mcdonalds as a teenager and they are good about premade goods. My money would be on option 3 it's sent to the store as a concentrate and then watered down from there.
    Dammit! Concentrate... hadn't considered that...

    Ok so how do we think the concentrate is made then? From a powder or do they actually fresh brew the tea, then concentrate it down for distribution? Hrmmmm...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    794
    Post Thanks / Like
    From what I know, it comes from down Georgia way, so you'll have to tell us Canuks what sweet tea is.
    Is it just another name for iced tea?
    Rick
    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    16,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Magnacharged View Post
    From what I know, it comes from down Georgia way, so you'll have to tell us Canuks what sweet tea is.
    Is it just another name for iced tea?
    The hell you say?



    When you say "Sweet tea", you're calling out a veerrrry specific beverage. Ask anyone even remotely connected with the south; sweet tea is most certainly not iced tea. You cant pack a pound or three of sugar into a gallon of iced tea.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Portland OR
    Posts
    5,586
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by CoolVanilla View Post
    The hell you say?



    When you say "Sweet tea", you're calling out a veerrrry specific beverage. Ask anyone even remotely connected with the south; sweet tea is most certainly not iced tea. You cant pack a pound or three of sugar into a gallon of iced tea.
    Just like Sweet Bread... aint bread..
    What would the US do if Mexican Drug lords lauched rockets from Tijuana?




  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Cumming, Georgia
    Posts
    374
    Post Thanks / Like
    Isnt any other way to drink it but "Sweet Tea" Boiled water add tea bags, and 1/2lb of sugar per gallon. Sugar MUST be added to hot water.
    Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.......

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    West Tenn.
    Posts
    198
    Post Thanks / Like
    The tea @ the local Mickey D's is Brewed fresh in house. Neice works there.

    It has a Time sticker on the dispenser if You look You will see it.

    Sugar is added in house.

    I have noticed that some day's it is sweeter than others depending on the Mc'Tard that makes it.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    1,083
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by CoolVanilla View Post
    The hell you say?



    When you say "Sweet tea", you're calling out a veerrrry specific beverage. Ask anyone even remotely connected with the south; sweet tea is most certainly not iced tea. You cant pack a pound or three of sugar into a gallon of iced tea.



    Tea has to be HOT to make it REALLY sweet.
    (sugar dissolves better)


    Then add tons of ice and enjoy!!
    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. A. Lincoln

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville,Fl.
    Posts
    2,731
    Post Thanks / Like
    They have no Idea what sweet tea is, I tried it and through it out, yuck

    Take 7 Tetley regular tea bags use a 1 quart pot
    Boil water first, when water is at a rolling boil add the tea bags, remove off burner.
    In a 1/2 gallon pitcher add 1 cup and 1/4 cane sugar
    Let the tea steap for at least 15 minutes (stay in pot)
    Add hot tea to the pitcher
    Fill the pot, with the tea bags still in there, with water
    Put this into the pitcher squeeze the tea bags to remove all the tea
    Add more water to bring to the top, squeeze the bags again and stir, the sugar will disolve
    Now that is sweet tea my friend! Southern Style
    If this isn't sweet enough add more sugar on the next batch

    Southern sweet tea is strong and sweet not sweet water.
    R.I.P LOU1355
    2006 Charger R/T R&T - Ordered 9-06-05- Home 12-23-05 - Mods: SRT Hood, 180 Degree Thermostat, JBA Shorties, High FLow Cats, SRT Suspension, AFE Stage II CAI, ---Painted Half covers --- AMG Paddles--Jaak Hack direct wire--PLCMAN Line-Lock board SLP Line Lock ---raymond@plcmanguy.com
    FLXC.ORG ---North Chapter Coordinator---Hemi Registry # 00648 plcman Maker of Cheesecakes... Thanks Billet Technology 2008 Shindig winner under the hood goodies!

Share This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •