Thursday, July 28, 2011
Product Review: Wendy's New Berry Frosty Parfait
So I headed to Wendy's, where, low and behold, the berry parfait is not on the menu. Anywhere. They showed two "new" parfait choices. Oreo and Carmel Apple. Well, crap! That's not what I wanted.
So I decided to try the Oreo parfait. Boy was it tiny. And crappy. And poor quality. It cost $2.69 and it might, MIGHT be 8 oz. Not sure. All they've done is squirt chocolate syrup in the bottom of the cup, fill it with vanilla Frosty, and pile a couple of tablespoons of crushed Oreo mix on top. That's it. Is that a parfait?
Granted, I can't give you an honest review of the berry parfait. Be sure you find out if a new product is available in your area before getting too excited to try it. And based on size for price, and the lack of attention to it actually being a parfait, (did I mention that even eating it immediately, it was pretty much melted and watery?), I think I'm going to pass.
It always makes me sad that print and television commercials NEVER match the reality of what you really get...and yet, that's somehow legal. What does truth in advertising actually mean? Anything?
When was the last time that trying a product you saw advertised met or exceeded your expectation? I can't remember when.
Here's a short version of that commercial that temped me in to trying the parfait. Doesn't it somehow look larger...and better? OK, OK, I know mine was Oreo and not berry, but do you think it will be better? I feel like a little kid whose scoop of ice cream just hit the hot pavement. So deflated. So let down. So sad. So shocked at the reality. Well, maybe not quite that upset. Sugar is sugar. I still ate the darn thing. But it's the last $2.69 Wendy's will get from me...for a while.