WENDY’S vanilla Frosty is back – and fans are stoked about it.
The Vanilla Frosty returned to Wendy’s stores this month[/caption]
The vanilla classic went away for eight months when the chain replaced it with Strawberry in June and then later dropped a peppermint version in November.
However, that change was always meant to be temporary, as Wendy’s was experimenting with new flavors in its classic ice cream drink dessert.
“Wendy’s is helping to make the most wonderful time of the year even sweeter by introducing an all-new Peppermint Frosty to enjoy during the holidays,” Wendy’s Chief Marketing Officer Carl Loredo said when the holiday creation first went live on menus.
“From this summer’s break-out hit, Strawberry Frosty, and now with our Peppermint Frosty, our fans can always count on Wendy’s to deliver the most craveable, iconic seasonal flavors,” he continued.
The previous flavors of frosty were described as “the classic thick and cream frosty(s) fans crave” with bursts of fresh peppermint or sweet strawberry flavor.
But now it’s looking like the dependable vanilla Frosty is back and here to stay.
This news has brought joy to old-school fans of the fast food chain.
One Wendy’s customer was thrilled, noting on Twitter: “Seeing vanilla back as a choice for @Wendys #frosty makes this rainy Monday not seem so bad.”
Another fan shared, “As someone allergic to chocolate and food dyes, please don’t ever take the vanilla frosty away again.”
While it’s unclear if it is back on every menu nationwide yet, the traditional frosty was seen at a local restaurant that was viewed by The U.S. Sun.
While prices vary by location, it was listed for between 99 cents and $2.89, depending on customizations.
Wendy’s did not immediately respond to The US Sun’s request for comment.
Because of space limitations, Wendy’s is generally only able to serve two Frosty flavors at the same time, which is why the vanilla classic disappeared during the seasonal Frosty runs.
In 2019, for its 50th anniversary, Wendy’s replaced vanilla with a different new twist on the dessert: a birthday cake Frosty.
It is unknown yet when the fast food giant will introduce its next seasonal flavor.
At the time of its inception as a restaurant in 1969, Wendy’s only had five items on the menu: square burgers, chili, fries, sodas and the iconic Frosty.
FAST FOOD EVOLUTION
As inflation heightens and consumers look for cheaper food options.
But luckily, you can find affordable items through Wendy’s on the go.
For example, to take advantage of commuters returning to work post-pandemic, the chain revealed a limited-time new breakfast deal late last year.
For $3, Wendy’s customers were able to choose their choice of bacon or sausage with an egg and cheese croissant plus a small order of seasoned potatoes.
Wendy’s was just one brand of many that aimed to capitalize on the increased number of commuters and their breakfast needs.
Taco Bell also stepped up its breakfast game recently, creating a $5 breakfast box with a breakfast quesadilla that included bacon or sausage, hash browns, a two-pack of Cinnabon Delights and a coffee or beverage.
As the Super Bowl approaches, the Mexican-inspired food chain also brought back its Crispy Chicken Wings.
SECRETS TO SAVING ON FAST FOOD
The best way to get more bang for your buck at many fast food restaurants is to become a Loyalty Rewards member.
This often requires you to download the brand’s app, where you will be sent exclusive deals not available to the general public.
For example, Wendy’s is currently offering a free junior bacon cheeseburger with a purchase or medium or large fries.
Many chains will also offer freebies on your birthday, so that’s the best time to take a trip across several restaurants.
Additionally, third-party delivery apps will offer special deals or free items with a purchase as well.
Plus, here’s the full list of fast food chains that experienced the worst price hikes last year.