REVIEW: Wendy’s Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae

Wendy s Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae

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.

Wendy s Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae Spoonful

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.

Wendy s Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae Cookie Closeup

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
Size: N/A
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.

SPOTTED: Yoplait Original Starburst Yogurt

Yoplait Original Orange Starburst Yogurt

Happy New Yogurt Products Season! Here’s the latest from Yoplait — Starburst-flavored yogurt. Well, one of the flavors. The internet tells me there are also strawberry and cherry varieties. (Spotted by Sylvia at Ralphs.)

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REVIEW: Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

What is the Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew?

The newest addition to Starbucks’ 2019 holiday lineup, the Irish Cream Cold Brew features Cold Brew coffee, Irish Cream syrup, vanilla sweet cream cold foam, and a dash of cocoa on top.

How is it?

I honestly wasn’t sure what to think about this drink when I heard about the release, only because it seemed like an unexpected add for a holiday menu. Was I the only one who heard the word Irish and thought this should be released in March?

But wow, the Irish Cream Cold Brew is GOOD. Like, probably one of my favorite Cold Brew drinks, good.

Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew Top

I’m a big fan of the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew beverage, so I enjoyed the vanilla sweet cream cold foam on top. Even better was when the foam sank into the drink, adding a nice touch of vanilla and the cocoa topping with each sip.

The drink is not overly sweet, which I enjoyed. That seems to be my opinion of most of Starbucks’ Cold Brews – just the right amount of sweetness. The Irish Cream flavoring was strong and smooth, and I highly considered adding Baileys to spike it. I’d be interested in trying some other Starbucks’ drinks with the Irish Cream syrup in it… a latte, perhaps?

Is there anything else you need to know?

One of my favorite things about the Irish Cream Cold Brew was that it didn’t lose it’s flavor, even after I milked it over the course of two hours. It still tasted just as good as when I got it.

Conclusion:

Well done, Starbucks. Wishful thinking, but I would love for this one to stick around past the holidays.

Purchased Price: $4.45
Size: Grande
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 200 calories, 12 grams of total fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 19 grams of total sugars, 2 grams of protein..

SPOTTED (STORE BRANDS EDITION) – 12/5/2019

Here are some new store brand products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of them, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Great Value Mini Pancake Wrapped Sausage Bites
Great Value Mini Pancake Wrapped Sausage Bites
Great Value Pancake  Sausage
Great Value Pancake & Sausage

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

365 Everyday Value Organic Apple Cinnamon Chia Instant Oatmeal
365 Everyday Value Organic Apple Cinnamon Chia Instant Oatmeal
365 Everyday Value Organic Maple  Brown Sugar Pecan Instant Oatmeal
365 Everyday Value Organic Maple & Brown Sugar Pecan Instant Oatmeal

(Spotted by Sarah R at Whole Foods.)

H E B Ghost Pepper Ranch Texas Corn Chips
H-E-B Ghost Pepper Ranch Texas Corn Chips

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Whole Foods Jalapeno Hummus
Whole Foods Jalapeno Hummus
Whole Foods Organic Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Whole Foods Organic Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Whole Foods Organic Roasted Garlic Hummus
Whole Foods Organic Roasted Garlic Hummus
Whole Foods Organic Original Hummus
Whole Foods Organic Original Hummus
Whole Foods Roasted Garlic Hummus
Whole Foods Roasted Garlic Hummus

(Spotted by Sarah R at Whole Foods.)

Sprouts Apple Raisin Hemp Muffins
Sprouts Apple Raisin Hemp Muffins
Sprouts Mandarin Ginger Muffins
Sprouts Mandarin Ginger Muffins
Sprouts Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Sprouts Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

(Spotted by Sarah R at Sprouts.)

Giant Eagle Sweet Potato Julienne Fries
Giant Eagle Sweet Potato Julienne Fries

(Spotted by Bob K at Giant Eagle.)

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SPOTTED: Coca-Cola Freestyle Sprite Bullseye Blast Cherry

Coca Cola Freestyle Sprite Bullseye Blast Cherry

Sooo, it’s just cherry-flavored Sprite that we could always get from a Coke Freestyle machine? (Spotted by @sldy93 at Target.)

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SPOTTED: Ruffles Double Crunch Sweet & Smoky BBQ Potato Chips

Ruffles Double Crunch Sweet  Smoky BBQ Potato Chips

We covered the Beer Battered Onion Rings Ruffles several weeks ago. But the Ruffles Double Crunch Sweet & Smoky BBQ Potato Chips are new. Nah, just kidding. They’re not. They just have a different name. (Spotted by Chris N at Walmart.)

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