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The Brand That’s Likely Behind McDonald’s Iced Coffee Syrups

McDonald’s former Manager of Culinary Innovation, Mike Haracz, claims that the restaurant uses DaVinci brand syrups and its own proprietary flavoring agents. The Columbian reports that McDonald’s began using DaVinci Gourmet syrups in iced coffee drinks in 2016 in 138 locations across Washington and Oregon. The collaboration supports Haracz’s assertion, as evidenced by a 2017 Facebook ad featuring DaVinci Gourmet-branded McCafe beverages at the chain’s Tumwater, Washington location. A DaVinci hot chocolate is currently featured on the McDonald’s website. Haracz obtained information about the syrup brand from an owner-operator at the chain who posted a photo of McDonald’s new CosMc’s drink collection, which included a DaVinci Gourmet syrup bottle. DaVinci Gourmet, based in Seattle, Washington, began developing viscous sweeteners in 1989 and now offers a variety of syrups, including caramel, hazelnut, and vanilla, as well as fruit-based syrups, sauces, concentrates, and drink bases.

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