Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Why Does Coca-Cola Taste Better From A Glass Bottle Than A Can?

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The recipe for Coca-Cola is the same whether it's in a metal can or a glass bottle - so why does the latter taste so much better? According to biochemist and founder of Science by Design Sara Risch, it's because of the liquid reacting with polymers in the packaging.

Polymers are the molecules inside packaging - themselves built from smaller units strung together - and add properties to the material they are used in. In the case of aluminium cans, the polymers lining the packaging may absorb some of the soluble flavour from the drink.

1 comment(s):

Kevin Hensley said...


Regular Cokes in glass bottles are made with high fructose corn syrup while Cokes in glass that are made in Mexico are made with sugar.Completely different taste.