REVIEW: Wendy’s Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty

Written by | June 30, 2009

Topics: 5 Rating, Fast Food, Food, Wendy's

Out of the Big (or Fat Ass) Three in fast food burger joints, Wendy’s has always gone against the grain. Sure, Mickey D’s invented the Happy Meal (aka Here’s some food kid, mommy has a headache Meal) which has been aiding in childhood obesity for thirty years; Burger King prides itself in its flame broiled burgers that you can smell within a ten mile radius even if you are driving in a heavily armored tank; but Wendy’s went a different route.

Instead of marketing to children (or parents who just want to shut their kids up), or pumping their aromas out of their restaurant holes, The Red Headed She-Devil puts random items on their menus like baked potatoes, a discontinued line of deli sandwiches that in Greek translates to “freshit,” and the not quite a shake, but not quite a soft serve ice cream-type concoction know as the Frosty.

For years, Wendy’s only had one type of Frosty — chocolate.

No, not Death By Chocolate or Triple PMS Give Me Some Fucking Chocolate or Madagascar Organic Chocolate, it was simply chocolate. Now, fast food companies (yes, Wendy’s claims it’s “better” than fast food, but let’s be honest here, if you can consume an entire meal while still in the driver’s seat of your shitty, banana yellow 1992 Geo Metro convertible, it’s fast food) realize that people want choices with eye catching names, or ones with pronunciations worse than she sells seashells by the seashore.

The Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty is the latter.

Twisted is one of those words that could be used as a slang term. For example, “I was so twisted last night that I think I had relations with that cardboard cutout of Zac Efron.”

Wendy’s went with the traditional use of the word “twisted” in describing their Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty, however they weren’t successful. As you can see in the picture above, there is no twisting going on. It was a minor disappointment since I knew I was going to be engaging my two favorite flavors: coffee and pieces of a Heath or Skor bar.

After popping a Lactaid, I gave it a whirl (or twist). The coffee flavoring was good, but not strong enough and I wish the Heath or Skor pieces were slightly larger, but I guess they want them small enough so you can suck them through a straw.

Just like borrowing the idea of square patties from White Castle, Wendy’s did the same thing with the Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty by borrowing the concept from the queen (pun intended) of blended soft serve treats — the Blizzard.

If there was a Pay-Per-View boxing match between the Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty and the Heath Blizzard, you should put your money on the Blizzard. Sure, it’s getting up there in age, but it still delivers. It’s larger, has more flavor and it knows it. The Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty was good at first, but then it just got sickening and I couldn’t finish it.

But that could also be my gastrointestinal problems.

(Nutrition Facts – 12 ounce – 540 calories, 20 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 270 milligrams of sodium, 83 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 69 grams of sugar, 9 grams of protein, 15% vitamin A, 30% calcium and 6% iron.)

Item: Wendy’s Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty
Price: $2.79
Size: 12 ounces
Purchased at: Wendy’s
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Coffee and Toffee is a good blend. Smelling Burger King from 10 miles away. Seeing a balding man in a banana yellow Geo Metro convertible eating fast food in a parking lot. Heath or Skor. The “Do You Want to Get Frosty With Me” song.
Cons: Way too much saturated fat. 0.5g of the evil trans fat. Needing to carry Lactaid with me at all times. Hooking up with a cardboard cut out of Zac Efron. Small toffee pieces.






15 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Bear Silber says:

    “The Red Headed She-Devil puts random items on their menus….” So true. …and their slogan always pisses me off. Of course they’re fast food. …but how can anyone stay made a Mr. Thomas….ya can’t, I’ve tried. Glad you reviewed this, will skip it for the DQ!

  2. amanda says:

    Yeah I had the pleasure of trying this about 3 weeks ago and it was very disappointing. I don’t think frosty pulled off the coffee flavored blend very well. I was happy to find something crunch in my frosty with bits of candy…

  3. Erin Brooks says:

    Thanks for the review Kayla! I’m not that big of a fan of Wendy’s anyway.
    Although I have a friend who swears by the frosty. :P To each his/her own I guess.

  4. Chuck says:

    I like their unhealthy taco salad OK, but I think Wendy’s burgers are meh and I’ve never been a Frosty Fan. Thanks for the review, now I will know to avoid this new one as well…

  5. Timothy says:

    Twisted or not, that Zac Efron cutout is just too tempting to resist.

  6. Alisha says:

    Don’t you hate when you’re so twisted that you hump that cardboard cutout?

  7. amanda says:

    At least share your twisted frosty with the cardboard cut out after you violate it.

  8. Marvo says:

    1992 Geo Metro can kick my car’s ass in fuel mileage, probably because it’s aerodynamic. It’s shaped like an egg.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I bought it for myself and my boyfriend chugged it all. The small pieces made it easy to drink through a straw though we got ours so late in the night it was melted when served. :( I’d rather have an iced coffee but my bf says it was awesome, and he doesn’t like coffee!

  10. Neil the hammer says:

    Love it you go girl

    THAT IS ALL

  11. Jay says:

    Great review Kayla!

    Kayla or Marvo, please review the new Wendys boneless buffalo wings when you get the chance. I’ve been having the honey bbq and they’re addicting.

  12. Adrienne says:

    Wait…you have to be twisted to have relations with a cardboard cut out??? You make it sound like an unnormal thing to do…

    haha

    GAH 540 calories! That is literally 1/4 of a daily intake in a 12oz. dessert. And how it tastes…I’m disappointed. I love coffee. I love guilty-pleasure-eat-it-all-in-your-car-on-the-way-home-so-your-skinny-roommates-don’t-know things. And I love heathbar-ness. Cryin’ shame.

  13. Gabs says:

    I was disappointed when I tried one a couple months ago. Nowhere near enough coffee flavor to be worthwhile. I’ll stick with the regular Frosty.

  14. Lilli says:

    Could you review the $5 KFC box meals?

  15. lex says:

    We have vanilla frostys here with m&m and oreo bits to twist in. PLus you can get milkshakes which are super yummy.
    I don’t know if I would try this but my fav so far is the vanilla oreo twisted frosty…. I may need to go get one now!



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