It's a sad day in the fast-food world, as McDonald's has announced it's phasing out our beloved Hi-C Orange soda. The drink that paired perfectly with a Happy Meal will soon be unavailable from soda fountains at McDonald's locations. We know, it's messed up. McDonald's has tried to assuage our emotions by replacing the drink with a new Sprite TropicBerry starting on May 1.
According to a memo addressed to employees, the drink will be completely removed from locations by July 2017. But WHY?! The memo explains that the "new core beverage" Sprite TropicBerry will take the place of Hi-C because of a new partnership with Coke, and it will be available at McDonald's exclusively. Let's all take a moment to mourn the Hi-C Orange Lavaburst drink.
If you're pissed, you are absolutely not alone! Twitter users are enraged about the replacement of Hi-C Orange and have not held back on social media. Check out some reactions below.
— spicy doggo (@effing_fabulous) April 28, 2017
McDonald's getting rid of the Orange Hi-C is the worst news I've gotten since i found out Caesar dressing is made from anchovies
— Mikey Wagz (@Mikey_Wagz) April 27, 2017
McDonald's is taking orange Hi-C off their menu and I have never felt more betrayed by anyone
— Hillary Diehl (@hillarydiehl) April 27, 2017
@McDonalds you're a monster you can't just get rid of the Orange Hi-C and replace it with some sprite crap..
— AH▲〽️ (@ReTraLeoni) April 27, 2017