Sep 7, 2011

Review: Wendy's - Caramel Apple Frosty Parfait

Wendy's Caramel Frosty Parfait features a caramel swirl in Vanilla Frosty topped with all-natural brown sugar granola, fresh red and green apple slices, and real caramel for $1.99

It's been sweltering recently so despite Wendy's being a short walk from my home, my Caramel Apple Frosty Parfait melted quite a bit by the time I arrived home. Also the fact that Wendy's Frosties have a liquid milkshake consistency left me with a bit more liquid to my parfait.

Still, the shake was mostly good despite not being as solid as I would have preferred. There are sizable chunks of crunchy, tart apples and the granola added a little bit of crunchy sweetness to the mix.
You might be able to tell from the picture and the layer of unmixed caramel at the bottom that whoever made my parfait went a little crazy with the caramel sauce. The sauce was tasty enough but since it's a parfait, it's not blended together leaving me with some very, very sweet bites. Your experience may vary according to the discretion of your Wendy's server.

While I like the flavors of Wendy's Caramel Frosty Parfait, the Frosty seems to be better used in shakes rather than a frozen dessert parfait. I think something along the lines of ice cream or soft serve is more suited to the application. Or maybe they should use caramel-covered apples. That might be nice.

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Nutritional Info - Wendy's Caramel Apple Frosty Parfait (252g)
Calories - 400 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 180mg
Carbs - 71g (Sugar - 57g)
Protein - 8g


  1. hmm i had one for the first time today and well mines was of the milkshake type to haha and it wasn't even hot but other than that it was really good good amount of apple pieces the granola was very tasty and the caramel sauce made it sweeter though odd enough it was on the sides of the cup yet you don't really taste it there all and all it was worth the $1.89

  2. I don't know, man. I think you did yourself a diservice by letting it melt so much. I like the frosty because its more Blizzard-like than a shake, and the texture seems better suited to go with the granola. I really like this item though.

  3. Man ole man... can I say this was some kind of YUMMY???  I agree Adam, it sounds like his was a bit runny, but this is quite the change.  Grant it, it's not good for you... but it IS good going down.  I'm liking the crunchy sweet/tart apple chunks, the granola & the caramel sauce.  A different kind of good.  I would have it time with chocolate frosty.

  4. Good but too many calories to be worth eating again.

  5. They should be using something like soft serve ice cream instead of the milky stuff . I love Wendy's but hate the soupy stuff they use for the parfait.

  6. Yeah soft serve would work better I think then a Frosty.


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