McDonald's Is Removing A Fan Favorite Drink & Twitter Is Mourning

Kids of the 90s, prepare to kiss one more technicolored piece of your childhood goodbye because McDonald's just made a decision that is upsetting Twitter. Fox59 News reported yesterday that the fast food chain plans to begin phasing out Hi-C Orange Lavaburst starting May 1. After July, all locations will stop offering the drink.
In a memo to McDonald's managers that was leaked on Reddit earlier this week, the company explained that it would soon be launching a new core beverage in partnership with Coca-Cola. The drink is called Sprite TropicBerry, and it will start being sold in July. The removal of Hi-C Orange Lavaburst from McDonald's soda fountain is surely meant to make room for the new proprietary beverage.
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We understand that McDonald's had to get rid of something in order to launch a new beverage — only so many nozzles fit on a fountain machine — but Hi-C, a fan favorite, is causing something of an uproar. And taking away such a popular drink choice might make customers resistant to trying its replacement.
If you're currently crying bright-orange tears over the news of Hi-C Orange's impending disappearance, you are certainly not alone. People from all over have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts on McDonalds' decision.
You can still buy Hi-C Orange Lavaburst in juice box form from Amazon, and other retailers, but let's face it, that's just not the same. Everyone knows that it's hard to beat the taste of a drink fresh out of a soda fountain. Plus, despite the fact that we, ahem, still sometimes drink the same juice, we're not kids anymore. We require way more Hi-C than the amount that comes in those tiny boxes. We'll just have to settle for ordering Hi-C juice boxes in bulk.
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