May 22, 2013

Review: Wendy's - Frosty Waffle Cones

Wendy's Frosty Waffle Cones are a new option on their trademark Frosty frozen dairy dessert where its served in a waffle cones rather than a cup.

They cost $1.49 each in my area and are available in Chocolate and Vanilla. I received these courtesy of Wendy's.

I've already reviewed both Chocolate and Vanilla Frosties, so I'll go straight to the waffle cone and how they pair with it.

The waffle cone was really crunchy and fairly hard. It's hard enough that you might want to watch out that you don't cut yourself as you try to quickly eat it. The benefit of the crunchiness is that the cone held up really well against the shake-like Frosty.

If you've eaten a Frosty before, you know that it's more like a milkshake than soft serve and melts fairly quickly, which makes the decision to serve it in a cone a peculiar one. Flavor-wise, I liked the vanilla flavor a little better than the chocolate with the cone. I think I'm just used to having vanilla soft serve in a cone rather than chocolate.

The moment I got it, the Frosty was already threatening to drip down the waffle cone. Even seated inside Wendy's air-conditioned dining room, eating the Frosty was a race to keep it inside the cone. I would not recommend eating a Frosty Waffle Cone on the go.

As I reached the bottom of the cone, I found it to be soggy, but somehow still crispy. I also found this:

As I lifted the cone out of its wrapper to polish it off, I found a nice little pool of Frosty in the wrapper fed by a steady drip from the point of the cone. It made for quite a mess as I wrapped it all up to put in the trash.

Overall, Wendy's Frosty Waffle Cone is just a weird idea to me. The Frosty just melts too fast, but I'm surprised at how well the cone maintains its crunch against it. I think a better idea would have been to serve waffle cone chips for dipping into a cup of Frosty.

Nutritional Info - Wendy's Chocolate Frosty Waffle Cone
Calories - 300 (from Fat - 50)
Fat - 6g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 160mg
Carbs - 54g (Sugar - 35g)
Protein - 7g

Nutritional Info - Wendy's Vanilla Frosty Waffle Cone 
Calories - 290 (from Fat - 50)
Fat - 6g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 160mg
Carbs - 53g (Sugar - 34g)
Protein - 7g

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  1. Maybe you shouldn't have ordered both at the same time.

  2. That would have been mean though since I brought my brother along...

  3. My wife and I stopped by our local Wendy's for a summer evening snack, and both really enjoyed the their Frosty Waffle Cones. Neither of us had a problem with any melting, even as we sat in the parking lot under the sun and 80 degree temps. The Frosty remained as consistent from the first to last bite without a single drop on the paper that wraps around the cone and at the bottom. As for the cone itself, it remained firm the entire time I consumed it and at no point did I find the cone too soft, or as you said, "crispy."

  4. Haha, I wish I had the same experience. It sounds like your local Wendy's keeps their Frosty machine at an ideal temperature for these.

  5. you might be on your own on this one... Have your tried it again?? never have i had a problem with it. best desert ive had in years

  6. It doesn't look like it. Just do a quick image search of Frosty Cones. I get the feeling that there's a great variance between the temperature that different Wendy's locations keep their Frosties at. My local Wendy's has always served liquid-y Frosties and I've frequented it since I was a kid.


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