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McDonald's New Neon Drink Is Causing People To Freak Out

Delish logo Delish 2017-06-15 Rayne Ellis

Looking at these photos, you're probably wondering one of two things: Why there is radioactive waste inside of an McDonald's cup? Or, is that ice cream floating on top of battery acid?

As it turns out, this neon green drink is not toxic, and is, in fact, pretty damn delicious.

Fanta's Melon Soda - topped with a swirl of vanilla soft-serve - is the bright green fizzy dessert-drink hybrid featured in the thousands of Instagram posts. It's garnered most of its cult-following from the McDonald's menu in Japan.

Went looking for the Sakura Float...maybe a different McDonald's. Still enjoyed this one. #melonfloat

A post shared by Tyronique (@_seetyfly) on Apr 10, 2017 at 11:52pm PDT

Of course, the soda is sold exclusively in Japan and Thailand. So you know what that means, the U.S. can't have it - that is, unless you're willing to shell out almost $200 on Amazon.

These melon floats have erupted all over the internet. And once we did a simple Instagram search for it, we realized THEY ARE EVERYWHERE.

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#BKJP #melonfloat #colacolafloat #papamiyuu

A post shared by Christophe Bun (@xkraizer) on Aug 16, 2015 at 12:03am PDT

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The premise is simple: Just add a swirl of soft serve to a cup of sweet soda. And considering this is the second time a Japanese soda float has gone viral in America in a few months, it's time to ask – why does Japan love ice cream floats so much? The definitive answer: it's cultural. Wikipedia even suggests that the term "cream soda" in Japan specifically means ice cream on top of a melon soda.

My kind of Sunday 🌞 Perfect combination 🌸🍟👅 Hooray for today ☺️ #sakurafloat #mcdofries #lovekoto

A post shared by Ramirez, Annaliza ♡ (@anlizsera) on Apr 1, 2017 at 5:57pm PDT

The green drink or cream soda appears to be a staple in Japanese culture, like the root beer float in America. It's certainly nothing new, there are articles about this sweet little drink dating all the way to back to 2007, although the spotlight has recently returned due to a recent post on Refinery29.

The cream soda goes for ¥280 at McDonald's Japan, which is about $2.55, AKA the price of a milkshake in the United States.

We'd definitely give it a try. 

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