McDonald’s to phase out Hi-C Orange from menu

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:

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