I was starving. I needed some food. I needed it NOW. Yay, there's a McDonald's right around the corner! I decided to hop in the car and pop by Micky D's for some delicious eats. One of the great things about places like McDonald's is that it's familiar. You know what to order and most of the time you aren't let down because that signature taste is exactly what you expect. It's what you love.

Courtesy of McDonalds
Courtesy of McDonalds

My order has changed over the years but since I was about 7 I've pretty much always ordered Hi-C Orange as a beverage. It's refreshing, thirst quenching, and for this times you're REALLY thirsty, you can chug it quickly without fizzy carbonation jacking up your throat. And it's yummy. So you can imagine my shock and utter dismay when I tried to order my fave beverage and was DENIED! Yes, no more Hi-C Orange at McDonald's!! NOOOO!!! I actually asked the drive-thru employee if she was kidding. She was not.

Apparently, McDonald's announced in April that it was phasing out the beverage, but I was unaware. They've been phasing it out around the country and it looks like the Tri-Cities' time has come. As of July, no McDonald's in the US will have the beloved beverage. So today, a bit of my childhood died. My inner child was beaten down and told it can no longer have one of its favorite beverages. EVAR!

I know, I know, in the grand scheme of life this is NOT a tragedy. But it's definitely a disappointment. And since I know I'm not the only one who craves the great orange beverage, I thought I'd spread the word so that fans of the drink won't go through the shock I did while in the drive-thru. So there it is. No more Hi-C Orange at McDonald's. You can still buy it and make it, but let's face it, it's just not the same. Goodbye, dear friend. You will be missed.

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