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McDonald’s to phase out Hi-C Orange from menu, replace with new drink

Posted: 12:41 PM, Apr 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-27 12:41:53-04

Say goodbye to Hi-C Orange at McDonald’s.

The fast-food chain will begin phasing out the beverage on May 1 , according to a memo posted this week on Reddit. A representative for McDonald’s told Eat This, Not That that all locations will stop carrying the drink after July.

According to the memo, the chain is introducing a new “proprietary” beverage called Sprite TropicBerry that will be served exclusively at McDonald’s locations. It’s part of the company’s partnership with Coca-Cola.

McDonald’s website touts Hi-C Orange Lavaburst as “packed with crisp citrus flavor,” but customers won’t be able to enjoy it for much longer . You may still have time to order the drink because McDonald’s locations are advised to keep selling it until their current supply is gone.

At least one Reddit user expects a backlash from the move, writing, “It’s gonna be a fun few weeks up ahead. Hi-C is one of the more popular drinks at my location.”

Reaction to the news on Twitter appears to bear that out: