Woo, it’s Sagittarius season y’all!
Happy 50th Birthday to Wendy’s and golden birthday to me! I was delighted I was able to celebrate with the fast food chain’s new Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae.
Fifty revolutions around the sun is a pretty big deal, but it’s an even bigger deal because this birthday cake flavor is the first new Frosty flavor since the controversial vanilla launch in 2006.
While the cookie sundae concept may seem new, it’s not. There was a collab with Ghirardelli earlier this year featuring chocolate chip cookie chunks and G’s chocolate sauce. But, everything always seems more festive with rainbow sprinkles. So, this b-day version of the cookie sundae features rainbow sprinkles and sugar cookie bits.
I appreciate that Wendy’s is very transparent in describing in the production description that it’s “our creamy vanilla Frosty mixed with the flavor of classic birthday cake” because that’s exactly what it tastes like. I was able to discern it was not quite the vanilla one, but the birthday cake flavoring was relatively subtle.
It just tasted sweeter to me, but maybe sweeter vanilla is all birthday cake is! I liked the texture from the sugar cookies and sprinkles, but that’s about all they added. The cookie itself was a tad eggy for my liking, but it wasn’t a deal-breaker.
I know I sound like a harsh critic, but my gold standard is Christina Tosi’s Milk B’ day Cake. Wendy’s didn’t come close to reaching that level, BUT at a fraction of the price/time without being an actual cake, it’s solid.
Although Wendy’s is technically a Scorpio with a founded date of 11/15/1969, I’m glad it was started and that the Vanilla Frosty came to be about 13 years ago. Without those two things happening, this birthday cake sundae maybe wouldn’t have existed for this limited time!
Purchased Price: $2.19
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 410 Calories, 14 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 240 milligrams of sodium, 64 grams of carbohydrates, 47 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.
6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Wendy’s Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae”
Wow Tiffany! Thanks for sharing that. Wendy’s and I have almost the same birthday! Mine is just 4 days difference, 11/11/1969! Maybe I can get ahold of the Thomas family and combine our parties next year! Lol
Thanks for reading, Darrell! Happy belated birthday!!!
Thank you! 🙂
Why does that look so sugar-coma inducing?
For some reason it really bothers me that they put the cookies on the top like that… thanks for your review!! 🙂
I liked the frosty and I liked the cookie but for some reason they don’t work together for me. There’s a very particular taste to the cookie (like Tiffany said, maybe it’s eggy?) that just doesn’t play nicely with the birthday cake flavor. But a lot of other people liked this so what do I know 🙂
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