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Aussies are horrified after McDonald’s permanently removed Diet Coke from the menu

Charisa Bossinakis

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Aussies are horrified after McDonald’s permanently removed Diet Coke from the menu

Aussies have been left shattered after McDonald’s permanently removed Diet Coke from the menu.

Well, just add it to the McDonald’s graveyard, along with the McFish Bites and Apple Pie.

The beloved fast food chain has notified its customers it will permanently stop selling the popular drink after remaining stock runs out.

The gut-wrenching news was announced after a Queensland customer enquired where the drink had gone after it was made ‘unavailable’.


Instead, customers can now opt for Coke No Sugar.

Credit: Robson90 / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Robson90 / Alamy Stock Photo

“At McDonald’s, we are committed to providing great-tasting, great-value food and drinks our customers know and love,” a spokesman said, as per news.com.au.

“We regularly review and evolve our menu to meet changing consumer tastes and preferences.


“In response to customer feedback and growing popularity for other low- to no-sugar beverages, McDonald’s will no longer offer Diet Coca-Cola across Australian restaurants from 11 January 2023.

“McDonald’s continues to offer a range of beverage choices for consumers, including Coca-Cola No Sugar, Sprite Zero Sugar and Frozen Coke No Sugar.”

However, customers weren’t too McHappy.

One person wrote to Twitter: “Please please please do NOT take Diet Coke off the shelves and away from McDonalds. Coke no sugar is disgusting and not at all a replacement for Diet Coke.


“Without my beloved large Diet Coke from McD’s - there is no point getting meals.”

Another said: “Screw you @McDonalds for taking Diet Coke off the menu. Diet Coke is superior to all other cokes. Full. Stop. Do not at me.”

While third person lamented: “The news of McDonald’s dropping diet coke has made me so sad that I could cry…a calorie-free tear of course. #mcdonalds #dietcoke.”


The news comes after eight popular items were axed from the UK fast-food chain, including Big Tasty, Cheese Melt Dippers and the Festive Pie.

The Celebrations McFlurry and the hot festive drinks, such as the Caramel Waffle Latte and the Hot Chocolate Deluxe, have also been given the flick.


However, vegans and vegetarians can rejoice as the Double McPlant, which features two new vegan patties, has just been added to the menu, and customers are lovin' it.

One satisfied customer praised the new addition: "I’m a meat-lover. I’m a lifelong, eye rolling vegosceptic. Ordinarily, would rather watch Mrs Brown’s Boys with nips wired to a car battery than visit a vegan cafe.

"Had a Double McPlant out of curiosity, and as much as it upsets me, bloody delicious. Couldn’t tell the difference."

Featured Image Credit: Ashley Cooper / Alamy Stock Photo. D. Callcut / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, Australia, Food And Drink, McDonalds

Charisa Bossinakis
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