Food & Drink

Get ready to say goodbye to McDonald’s popular Hi-C Orange Lavaburst

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Are of a fan of McDonald’s Hi-C Orange Lavaburst? Better hurry.

The fast food chain plans to start phasing out the drink May 1 in favor of a new drink formulated by Coca-Cola to be called Sprite TropicBerry, according an internal memo posted on Reddit.com. The company intends to remove Hi-C Orange Lavaburst from all locations by July, though some may run out of ingredients sooner, reports food blog EatThisNotThat.

Fans of the drink – and some McDonald’s employees – are not pleased by the news. “It’s gonna be a fun few weeks up ahead. Hi-C is one of the more popular drinks at my location,” one posted to Reddit.

Other reactions online were more, well, searing.

The new Sprite TropicBerry drink, described in the memo as a “proprietary” drink, will be available exclusively at McDonald’s.

McDonald's devotees receive bottles of its trademark special sauce Thursday morning at 2320 Fair Oaks Blvd. The chain is giving away 10,000 bottles of its trademark special sauce for people to use at home. The move is to celebrate the introduction

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