People are trying to come to terms with the tragic loss of Hi-C Orange Lavaburst at McDonald’s.
McDonald’s announced back in April that it would replace the iconic Orange Hi-C with a new soda, called Sprite TropicBerry.
While the replacement roll out started in May, it wasn’t an immediate switch, as locations continued to serve up Hi-C until their stock was depleted.
So, some people are still showing up to their local fast-food joint, eager for Hi-C, only to realize that it is no longer being served.
And, they aren’t happy.
Good afternoon to everyone except the @McDonalds employee who thought of getting rid of the Orange Hi C.
— Samatha (@GamSarcell) July 26, 2017
Nothing upsets me more than remembering that @McDonalds got rid of orange hi c honestly what in GODS name were you thinking Ronald
— katie a (@katieandersonnn) August 6, 2017
Idk why @McDonalds got rid of Orange Hi C but my life is worse because of it
— Carrie Butterworth (@C_Butts15) July 27, 2017
Even McDonald’s workers are mourning the loss of the beverage. The cover photo of the Facebook page “McDonald’s Worker Memes” currently reads “In Memory of HI-C ORANGE LAVABURST.”
- McDonald’s Workers Memes
“We had a customer do the voice survey and tell us that we are stupid for getting rid of it,” one apparent McDonald’s employee commented on the photo. “He told us he was never come back to McDonald’s … He was cussing and then we seen him the next day.”
I don't want to live in the past but McDonald's need to bring back orange hi c
— Aaron Guerrisky (@AaronLG11) August 5, 2017
today might be the most tragic day of my life. I found out McDonald's no longer sells the orange hi c drink. I wan to cry.
— ???? (@xr0sesx) July 25, 2017
At McDonald's they talm bout some "we don't have HI C anymore would u like orange Fanta instead" ???? can u hear me CRYIN
— ????haley???? (@L0STMARBLES) July 18, 2017
Business Insider has reached out to McDonald’s to see if the chain would ever consider adding the beverage back to its menu, and will update the article if we receive more information.