It’s a brand new month and time for a fresh start, new beginnings, and trying new things. McDonald’s is falling ass-backwards though, as beginning Monday, they’re allegedly going to be phasing out Hi-C Orange Lavaburst from its drink lineup.
Replacing the orange drink will be a new Sprite TropicBerry flavor, according to a memo posted by a user on Reddit.
McDonald’s still uses the classic drink fountains, and hasn’t moved on to the newer, shinier, more superior Coke Freestyle machines that offer a wide variety of drink flavors. That means the real estate on their obsolete soda fountains are limited, and Hi-C is the odd man out.
McDonald’s knows that the change will piss off customers, so they wrote “Key points” in the memo, in order to help employees explain why the change is happening.
That doesn’t mean people are happy about it. With word getting out about the change, Hi-C fans are absolutely pissed:
McDonald’s is taking Hi-C, aka one of my favorite drinks i’ve been getting since i was a kid, off the menu pic.twitter.com/UichulQUUI
— hanna||10&20&107 (@clearlyanathema) April 27, 2017
shoutout all my homies who also grew up on hi-c orange https://t.co/mYkO0qmQSF
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 30, 2017
“McDonalds got rid of Hi-C Orange”pic.twitter.com/4muclh7Ryk
— Gerald Alexander (@GAlexander21) April 28, 2017
McDonald’s: “We ain’t got Hi-C Orange no more” pic.twitter.com/yoSHRJxK91
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) April 28, 2017
so mcdonalds is taking away their beloved hi-c drinks, but cant make an effort to fucking fix their ice cream machines? #NotMyMcdonalds
— devin cor(winning!) (@devvincorrwin) April 28, 2017
RIP McDonald’s HI-C Orange drink. My hangovers will never be the same.
— Greg (@heimzketchup) April 27, 2017
First @McDonalds took away the crispy apple pie, now Hi-C Orange…what’s next?
— Berry Patch Keeper (@berrypatchmom) April 27, 2017
All right, McDonald’s, I don’t know what you have to do to get those Coke Freestyle machines in your stores, but make it happen. It shouldn’t be an either-or situation. We should be able to drink both Hi-C AND Sprite TropicBerry. Period.