Hi-C Orange — a drink you know exists only because of McDonald’s — is getting removed from the burger chain’s menu starting in four short days. A memo the company sent franchisees on Monday says the phaseout begins May 1, although stores will be allowed to keep selling whatever’s on hand till it runs out. The notice explains that a “proprietary,” new carbonated drink called Sprite TropicBerry is coming in July to replace Hi-C.
Customers have approximately two months before it disappears forever. As you can imagine, the reaction to the news hasn’t been cheers and backslaps:
@Mcdonalds y'all tripping if y'all axe Hi-C Orange. My favorite order is 2 large Hi-C Orange, one with no ice for later
— Aaron Benton (@Teamtopspot) 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
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
— Alejandro (@MisserCain) April 27, 2017