Good News, Bad News: Wendy’s Has a New Peppermint Frosty, but Still No Vanilla

Wendy’s just announced their first holiday-themed Frosty, a new Peppermint Frosty hits the menu next Tuesday.

It’s only the third new Frosty flavor they’ve added in the last 16 years, but two of them were this year.  They added a Strawberry flavor over the summer, and it’s been popular.  But it’s going away to make room for the new peppermint version.

The third one was their vanilla flavor they introduced in 2006.  But bad news if you’ve been waiting for that one to come back.  Most Wendy’s locations only have two Frosty machines, and can only do two flavors at once.  So the new peppermint option means vanilla won’t be returning for a little while longer.

Vanilla fans have been patiently awaiting its return ever since Strawberry took its spot back in June.  Now they’ll at least have to wait through the holidays, or possibly even longer.

A big-wig at Wendy’s says he “wouldn’t be surprised” if they decide to try more new flavors in 2023.

(Here’s a photo of the new Peppermint Frosty.)