Maccaâs has axed a popular soft drink from its menu, replacing it with the âno sugarâ version in a move that has angered some fans.
Popular food blogger Russ Eats revealed Sprite was no longer on sale in a âdevastatingâ video shared to social media on Tuesday.
âOver the last couple of weeks I have had comments posted on my TikTok that they had noticed Maccas only had Sprite Zero,â Russ told news.com.au.
âSo I thought I would go straight to the source for the truth.â
In the clip, Russ â a popular foodie from Newcastle, NSW â heads to his nearest McDonaldâs drive-through following a tip-off and can be seen ordering a medium Sprite.
While the server takes his order without a flinch, Russ notices the drink goes through as the no sugar version.
âDo you have a normal Sprite, that says Sprite Zero on the screen,â he points out.
The McDonaldâs employee can then be heard explaining the popular burger franchise no longer sells regular Sprite.
âWeâve only got Sprite no sugar, sorry,â she says.
Russ then presses the employee to find out if the ânormal stuffâ will be returning, but she reveals: âWeâre not bringing it back.â
McDonaldâs has since confirmed the sad news exclusively to news.com.au, explaining the burger giant was looking forward to hearing what customerâs think.
âMcDonaldâs Australia has recently moved to Sprite No Sugar across its restaurants nationwide,â a spokesperson said.
âWe look forward to hearing customer feedback on the new beverage option.â
Social media users have already been expressing their thoughts, and mostly, it appeared to be feelings of anger.
âNOOO. McDonaldâs Sprite was the best drink,â one said.
âThey removed the best drink,â another wrote.
âMACCAS SPRITE WAS HEAVEN AND THEY WENT AND MADE IT HELL,â a third said.
âWhatâs everyone gonna do to fix their hangover now? We need the little sugar rush,â another pointed out.
Others argued it would make more sense to offer both beverages, asking: âWhy canât they have both options so people can make the decision themselves?â
Meanwhile some welcomed the change, stating: âSprite Zero tastes better anyway.â
According to Russ, McDonaldâs began trialling the switch a few months ago before recently rolling it out nationally.
The food blogger is not happy about the change, claiming Maccaâs has âdone the dirtyâ on its customers and describing the no sugar version as tasting highly unappealing.
âMy main disappointment isnât the fact they donât give us the choice of both Sprites when we have THREE coke choices???, but the fact that they didnât tell me it was the no sugar version when I ordered,â he told news.com.au.
âMaccaâs is one of the only places where I indulge in full sugar soft drink.
âItâs more of a âwhy notâ when having a greasy double Quarter Pounder as the harm is already done so a bit of sugar wonât hurt.â
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