But, good news – Coca-Cola has confirmed that despite the gossip on the grapevine, they won’t be letting go of the lemony classic anytime soon.
“Coca-Cola in New Zealand can confirm that Lift is not being discontinued here,” the company said in a statement to The Edge.
“It is a well-loved product by Kiwis and rest assured you can still find it on shelves across the country.”
Kiwis will likely be chuffed by the news, with reports of Lift potentially getting the boot prompting outrage on social media.
“This better be a joke,” one said on Facebook, with another adding: “I’m absolutely not okay with this.”
“It is a sad day when the only sense of shriveled joy you have left after a bender is taken away,” a third clearly distressed commenter opined.
In June, Kiwis were stunned to discover the discontinuation of a lunchbox staple after a spokesperson for PepsiCo, the owner of New Zealand-based manufacturer Bluebird, confirmed to Newshub that Le Snak was le done due to a decrease in demand.
“We recently made the decision to discontinue the Le Snak brand in New Zealand. Over time we’ve seen demand for the product decline as consumer’s taste preferences have changed,” the spokesperson told Newshub at the time.
“We ceased production in May so there would be very limited stock available at this point in time.”
Responding to the news on Reddit, one commented sadly, “I have le shoque and la oûtrãgę”, with a second adding: “Le sigh.”
“Le sadness,” a third agreed. A fourth chipped in: “Oui are les miserables.”
Well, at least Lift is here to stay for the foreseeable future.