Wendy’s Orange Dreamsicle Frosty adds to its nostalgic flavor conversation

Wendy’s Orange Dreamsicle Frosty
Wendy’s Orange Dreamsicle Frosty / Wendy's

While Wendy’s always strives to do fast food done right, another food and flavor conversation has been driving its menu innovations. Wendy’s Orange Dreamsicle Frosty blends innovation with nostalgia for a bright, sweet treat.

The Frosty is unlike any other frozen dessert at a quick service restaurant. Offering the balance between a soft serve and a milkshake, the choose your preferred eating method, straw, spoon, or even fry dipping, makes eating this treat fun. Whether it is a sometime treat or a mainstay with every order, there is something special about the Frosty.

Over the years, Wendy’s has expanded the flavor options. While the classic chocolate will always be on the menu, seasonal offerings like the strawberry, peppermint, and pumpkin spice have delighted guests.

The old saying about variety is the spice of life might be true, but only when the flavors are done well. Like all Wendy’s food offerings, the care and thoughtfulness to craft a food is apparent. In this case, the flavors not only live up to the original, but also pair well with it.

With the new Wendy’s Orange Dreamsicle Frosty, the frozen treat continues a flavor thread, nostalgia. As seen with its recent breakfast menu addition, the Cinnabon Pull-Apart captures that love of a warm, comforting, gooey flavor with a little whimsy from the indulgent taste from Cinnabon. It might not be exactly what grandma makes, but eating it brings all those warm, cozy comfort vibes.

Orange Dreamsicle Frosty frozen dessert
Wendy's adds Orange Dreamsicle Frosty / Wendy's

The Wendy’s Orange Dreamsicle Frosty puts that classic combination of orange and vanilla front and center. Without being too sweet, the bright, zesty orange is like a burst of sunshine. It might make people think of the simple days of sitting in the backyard watching the sunset. Or, it might be that treat which had people running after the ice cream truck. No matter the particular image, one bite of that flavor brings a smile.

Adding an orange forward treat to the menu is more than just another spoonful of nostalgic flavors. This flavor pairs well with the classic chocolate Frosty. Since Wendy’s is always willing to allow its guests to customize its orders, doing a half chocolate half Orange Dreamsicle Frosty would be delicious. It is almost like those classic chocolate and orange slice candies.

In addition, the citrus forward flavor can be the lighter ending to a meal. Even though the Made to Crave menu might have big, bold flavors, some people want a sweet ending. The orange and vanilla offer that sweetness without being heavy.

Overall, the addition of the Wendy’s Orange Dreamsicle Frosty is a smart choice for Wendy’s going into the warmer months. The only thing missing is a leisurely, sunny day without a care in the world to pair with that sweet spoonful.

The Wendy’s Orange Dreamsicle Frosty hits restaurants starting on March 19. Check with locations for pricing and availability.