Food & Nutrition

8 Things You Never Knew About the Wendy’s Frosty

The chocolate Frosty isn’t 100 percent chocolate

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Yes, Thomas intentionally made the original chocolate Frosty taste less chocolatey because he didn’t want to overwhelm customers with too much chocolate flavor if they paired a Frosty with a burger, per Wendy’s. Instead, the chocolate flavor is actually a combination of chocolate and vanilla. Thomas originally had one Frosty machine, so he combined the chocolate and vanilla mix himself.

There have been a few different Frosty variations

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In August 2006, Wendy’s introduced the vanilla Frosty, now a staple on the menu. Other Frosty varieties, however, didn’t make the cut. Wendy’s introduced the Strawberry Frosty Shake, the Twisted Frosty, the Frosty Parfait, the Frosty Float, and the Frosty Waffle Cone in the mid-to-late 2000s, per Wendy’s. Check out these failed McDonald’s menu items that are also no longer around.

Wendy’s hosts a Frosty 5k

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The annual Wendy’s Frosty 5K Run/Walk is in Columbus, Ohio, and raises funds for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The charity, founded by Thomas, who was also adopted, finds permanent homes for children waiting in North America’s foster care systems, the official website says. Participants pay a fee for race registration and receive a cold Frosty post-race. In 2018, the race raised more than $ 110,000.

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