Anyone who says they don’t like Wendy’s, I think they must be lying to me and to themselves. Because almost everyone I’ve encountered, if they don’t typically go to Wendy’s, will at least acknowledge or remark that Wendy’s has better beef patties than McDonald’s (and certainly Burger King). Or that they like going to Wendy’s for the baked potato, if they’re trying for a healthier, but still convenient, alternative. And short of all of the greasy options, who doesn’t like Wendy’s Frosty? That chocolatey concotion is deliciousness in a cardboard cup.
As someone who isn’t a huge ice cream person, the idea of basically making a whipped chocolate malt milkshake (with apparently a hint of vanilla, so the chocolate flavor doesn’t overwhelm) appeals to me greatly. I love milkshakes! I also didn’t realize until Googling some background information for this piece that Wendy’s first introduced the Frosty when they opened in 1969. They didn’t waste anytime getting delicious, huh? I also didn’t realize their first store was apparently in Columbus, Ohio! Whoa.
Anyhow, the maniacs at Kellogg are at it again to partner with another company to concoct cereal madness; this time, Wendy’s of all places and of all items, the Frosty! Okay, I guess there aren’t that many other options. Baconator cereal? Baked potato cereal? I mean, I would try those, too, but I suppose the Frosty was the most logical option.
The best part? The box comes with a coupon for a free Frosty from Wendy’s! Now, that’s better than some cheap throw-away toy you’d get in a 1990s cereal box.
I couldn’t pass this up when I saw it in the store. I’m always browsing the cereal aisle for the latest wackiness and once I saw Wendy’s red-haired face on the box (Melinda Lou “Wendy Thomas-Morse” is apparently the daughter of Dave Thomas, who founded Wendy’s), it didn’t matter if it was a Baconator cereal, I was all in. Because that’s just interesting, right?! Wendy’s in the cereal aisle!
The cereal has crispy cocoa-coated round cereal bites with chocolate-flavored marshmallow pieces to “evoke the irresistible taste of a Wendy’s Frosty,” according to a Kellogg press release.
They nailed it. Seriously. It legitimately evokes the taste of the Wendy’s Frosty! Sometimes with these gimmick cereals and business partnerships, the item in question doesn’t actually taste like what it purports to and it was clearly just an attempt to capitalize on another brand to sell cereal (duh) and that’s what happening here, they obviously suckered me in with the Wendy’s brand, but the taste worked! It was basically like eating a crunchy Frosty! I legitimately devoured my bowl; it was that good.
And one of the key components of a good, fun cereal is that crunch factors. I like crunching in the morning.
There are obviously some noted chocolatey cereals, such as Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs, Coca Krispies, Cookie Crisp (I miss that one!), Krave (underrated one) and perhaps my favorite of the chocolate ones, Reese’s Puffs.
So, it’s hard not to compare a chocolate cereal like this to the two best of the rounded chocolate cereals, Reese’s Puffs and Cocoa Puffs, but I think the addition of the chocolate-flavored marshmallow pieces might … MIGHT … I SAID MIGHT … put this one over the top?! Am I out of my mind?!
You have to try this, okay. Judge for yourself and report back accordingly.
But seriously, I’m gonna need the insanity of a Baconator-flavored cereal because WHY NOT. I also see while researching that Wendy’s has previously teamed with Kellogg, which owns Pringles, to do a Baconator-flavored Pringles. WHERE ARE THESE AT, SIR?!