Wendy’s debuts a strawberry Frosty in Canada

Dennis Lee
·2 min read

Out of so many fast food novelties, I feel like Wendy’s Frosty is one that isn’t really messed around with too much. I mean, why bother? It’s decent as it is. It’s more or less a thick milkshake; no need to reinvent a good thing. But many of you might be excited to find out that the Frosty is getting the rosy treatment up in Canada: The Fast Food Post reports that Wendy’s has just released a limited-time-only strawberry flavor.

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In 2006, we Americans were introduced to the vanilla Frosty, which hasn’t left the menu since. However, the vanilla version was cruelly torn away from Canadian customers last year, so a new flavor is probably no small thing up there. The real question is whether or not you can dip your fries or nuggets into the new Frosty, because I have a feeling that artificial strawberry flavor doesn’t play too well with salt. Does that sound good to you? Strawberry and chicken? I think the real baller move might be to see if you could get a half original/half strawberry Frosty and take things in that direction.

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The United States briefly had a taste of a strawberry-flavored Frosty-type offering in 2010, in the form of a Strawberry Frosty Shake, a sippable concoction made from a vanilla Frosty base mixed with strawberry-flavored syrup, topped with whipped cream and a cherry. And the last big Frosty innovation here was in 2019, when Wendy’s released a birthday cake Frosty to commemorate 50 years in business. So if you’re in Canada waving at us across the border with a strawberry Frosty in your hand, hello, please chuck a few our way, because we’re curious and hungry for new flavors.