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No more orange drink at Mcdonalds :(

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Well corporate stupidity wins out again . Mcdonalds in Canada has stop serving their orange drink. As you all know this non carbonated beverage has been around a loooong time , and was pretty much a staple drink whenever I visited ( goes well w/ Filet - o- fishy). So now the drink choices are Coke , Diet Coke , Coke Zero & Sprite. I don't like any of them. So to encapsulate: Hey Mr. Ronald , you have lost me as a customer , way to go!

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  1. This is what happens when you have a bunch of "suits" making policy. Besides CocaCola is a ruthless gestapo organization (they might have made the orange syrup base for the drink) I understand how you feel.

    1. The orange drink was always my bev-of-choice to go with my once a year happy meals as a kid. :(

      1. I remember the orange drink when I worked at McD's back in the early 80's, it was primarily ordered with the Happy Meals. From the US McD's menu, apparently they're still serving HiC Orange Lava Burst or something like that, that has absolutely nothing nutritional about it other than 65 mg of vitamin C...which I guess is something, if you overlook the 32 gms of carbs.
        Can't imagine why McD's thinks they need TWO diet coke beverages at the cost of losing a kid-friendly non-carbonated option.

        1. Well since I live in the States I hope they keep it. I always liked it because it was kind of watery at least where I live, it cut the richness of the Quarter Pounder and fries and wasn't very sweet.

          1. Noooooo ... what oh what beverage can I pair with my Filet o Fish??

            I hope this is only Canada.

            When they tried to change the Filet o Fish, I wrote them and complained. They sent me a snarky letter saying their test groups adored the new sandwich... probably made up of BK fish sandwich fiends.

            Anyway, enough people must have complained or sales went down and they restored the pristine,beloved FOF to the menu.

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              1. re: Brain of J

                It is now back to normal, but the thankfully deep-sixed sandwich was larger, with a harder crust, different roll ... not the perfect, soft, slightly sweet squishy one ... and SHREDDED LETTUCE ... ick, ick, ick ... ick. It WILTS. IIRC, they changed the tartar sauce too. However, I was really skeeved by that lettuce. It was also almost twice the price. It reminded me of Burger Kin'gs fish sandwhich ... though I haven't had a BK fish sandwich in ove a decade so that could be different these days.

            1. Ah yes, the smooth taste of an uncarbonated drink in the orange style, an excellent choice of beverage I must say, and yet McDonald's sees fit to do away with it. "This is like removing Chianti from my rotation of reds", to you guys in suits! Why the departure? Not few enough offerings yet?

              If anybody reading this has the money of say a wealthy arab shiek, and doesn't know what to do with it, can you invest some $ in bringing back Sun Dew orange drink to the known universe please? The Snapple orangeade drink is close, but what we really need is Sun Dew orange beverage here once again. McDonald's certainly hasn't helped the cause, so now might be a good time. TIA.

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              1. re: Cheese Boy

                Wow. I got the motivation up to ask about the orange drink status while I was cruising thru a local Walmart w/ a Mcdonalds. Managements response was " nobody orders it , and the people want more Coke options"

                Yeah whatever buddy , he finished by hinting that "The Filet o Fishy is not long for this world"

                Well thats' just great!

                Smiles a minute? Not even close . . .

              2. This thread inspired me to order a large Hi-C orange (aka "orange DRANK") last time I drove through McDonald's, which was yesterday. It hit the spot, and I was relieved they still offered it.

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                1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                  I was just wondering what I was going to get for dinner tonight. My hubby is away and I"M NOT COOKIN'! Guess I'll hae to get my orange drink with my filet-o-fish meal...oh yeah!

                  1. re: Calipoutine

                    Well, if you don't like it you don't need to order it. However, if you are a fan, there is no good substitute.