Wendy's New Frosty Waffle Cone: What the Hell Were They Thinking?

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JK Grence

The Guilty Pleasure: Frosty Waffle Cone
Where to Get It: Wendy's, locations Valleywide
Price: $1.49
What It Really Costs: A sticky situation.

Another day, another overly eager press release. This time, it's the nice folks at Wendy's. Apparently, someone thought it would be a brilliant idea to put their Frosty, that frozen concoction that's too soft to be ice cream and too thick to be a milkshake, in a waffle cone. This is, at first glance, a silly idea. After all, the natural thing to do with a Frosty is to dip one's fries in it, not have it as dessert. Or maybe that's just me.

See also:
-In-N-Out Burger, McDonald's Fries and a Wendy's Frosty: Finding the Fast Food Trifecta in Paradise Valley
-KFC's New Original Recipe Boneless Chicken: You Ate the Bones? Really?

Anyway, the press release gushed "With the Frosty Waffle Cone, you can enjoy America's favorite treat for a few more delicious moments." How? This is Phoenix, that thing is going to melt into a waffle cone full of chocolate milk unless I swallow the thing whole. To the PR department's credit, they were kind enough to offer us a gift card to try one. While the offer was appreciated . . . I know journalism budgets aren't nearly what they once were, but come on, the thing is a buck and a half.

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Wendy's

15416 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Wendy's

2125 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ

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Wendy's

2550 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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11 comments
JKGrence
JKGrence

BRIEF UPDATE: I've seen ads for the Frosty Waffle Cone. Either they read my post and ran with it, or the whole idea of sticking a Frosty in a waffle cone was so that you'd get some on your nose and then instinctively tell all your friends about the strange experience on your favorite social media site. Which obviously worked for me. Cheeky bastards.

NoFestRequired
NoFestRequired

Seems like biting off the bottom and sucking it out from there should be the modus operandi.

Gordon Parlova
Gordon Parlova

Fast food restaurants that serve frozen items need to have a "Phoenix" version. Just put anything frozen into a glass, add a straw, and be done with it.

Hr Hamada
Hr Hamada

I just had udder delights for the first time at the farm to chef connection at DBG last week. They were the nicest people and the product was SUPURB! Well....... maybe a trip to Gilbert.......

Hr Hamada
Hr Hamada

I have no problem paying for premium ice cream or gelato. But if I was going to eat softserv, I'd go to MickeyD's or Burger King for 50 cents. With that, I guess it'll be sweet republic tonight.

Karen Ellis
Karen Ellis

Probably not tested in the Phx market!!!

susietimm
susietimm

Ok JK, I have to disagree. I bought one, loved every bite. It didn't melt OR hit me in the face. I think it's the best thing Wendy's has done in recent history. :P

JKGrence
JKGrence

@Karen Ellis Gee, ya think?

JKGrence
JKGrence

@susietimm Maybe I took too long photographing it. Or maybe I shouldn't have taken it to go.

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