We use 1 cup per gallon. My daughter works at McDonalds and they use a 5 lb. bag of sugar for 5 gallons of tea.
That would be 2cups per gallon..which would be 1/2cup sugar per quart.(32oz). (it's approximate 2cups = 1lb sugar). so, sugar is 774cal per cup...353calories per quart. which is more than their website says....My guess would be that if they make 5 gallons at a time, they just use the easiest method of dumping in the sugar..dump a bag. (I've seen the bags of sugar they dump in at our local store)
well, at least they don't add a deepfried sugar cube or something
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When I fill my cup at McDonalds, I first add ice, then a good couple of inches of the Light Lemonade from the soda dispenser, then top it off with the sweet tea or sometimes I mix the sweet 50% with the unsweet tea. If the McDonalds you're at fills the cup for you, ask for lemon to be added.
I like it right on the edge of being a supersaturated solution.
But, in an effort for health and weight loss and such, I drink it unsweetened if it all possible. Learning to not grit my teeth so hard as I swallow. In enough time, I might even learn to like it this way.
In my experience all Mc Donald's sweet tea is not equal.....
It's possible that you got one form somewhere that was sugar heavy or they just made a batch and didn't make sure all the sugar had been mixed in hence sunk to the bottom.
Here is a hint for those who like their sweet tea but are trying to cut back on sugar and don't want chemical sweeteners.
If you put about a tablespoon of honey in the pot while your hot brewing the tea, before you put it in the pitcher with water, and stir it in, it fakes our your taste buds a bit and seems like there is a LOT more sweetening in it. Works really well with a pot of green tea too.