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118 3/15/13 10:50 A
As a former employee of McDonalds, they do use 5 pound bags of sugar for the gallon of tea. Also some places are going from the granulated sugar to the liquid sugar. I would recommend getting the unsweet tea and asking for a sugar packet.
I always make tea at home, a gallon at a time, and I use a half cup of sugar to a gallon, which tastes just right to hubby and me. He complained when I quit measuring it and inched up to nearly a cup per gallon, so now I use my measuring cup to ensure that we only have a half cup, and it tastes just wonderful.
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9,520 3/14/13 3:19 P
When I make tea at home, I use a cup and a half of sugar to a gallon of tea. That makes it sweet, without overpowering you with sugar. (There's no such thing as a "real southern tea" recipe... we all make it differently!)
That's 128 ounces of tea, and at 8 ounces a glass, here's the info I got when I run that through the recipe calculator (16 servings per gallon):
Calories 71.4 Potassium 6.3 mg Total Carbohydrate 18.8 g Sugars 18.8 g
Looking at their website, their 150 calories and 36g of carbs is for a 16 oz cup. So cut that in half.
The actual amounts for an 8 ounce cup is 75 calories and 18 carbs. So they're using a bit more than I am, so you're looking at roughly 1.5 cups of sugar per gallon.
(There's a reason I don't drink sweet tea with sugar anymore. LOL. Very rarely.)
So I am wondering how McDonald's gets their calorie & carb count for their sweet tea. I did the recipe calculator for my tea that I make at home, and it is only 31 calories per 8 ounces. Why is McDonald's so high?
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