I've never been one to jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon.

I'm not a coffee drinker at all, so nothing in the coffee family has ever intrigued me.

I do like ice cream, so I have tried some pumpkin ice creams over the years, and most of them have been "OK." Not great, not bad, but not wonderful enough to keep going back for more.

I admit this time, it was advertising that persuaded me to try a pumpkin spice treat.

Wendy's, for a limited time, is offering the Pumpkin Spice Frosty.

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I'm a Frosty lover from way back- and used to get them a lot. Always vanilla.

Lately, I'm trying to avoid fast food as much as I can - you know, taking the more healthy route.

But the TV commercial brought me back in.

On-screen the Pumpkin Spice Frosty looks so good - a wonderful color and a wonderful presentation, with a little swirl of the Frosty on top - kind of reminisent of the "Dairy Queen Swirl" that they do on the top of ice cream cones.

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So, one recent afternoon my car turned into the Wendy's drive-thru in the English Creek area of Egg Harbor Township.

I happily ordered a small Pumpkin Spice Frosty, ready for some frosty fall goodness.

Only, it wasn't good.

It was gross.

As I mentioned earlier, I've tried and liked pumpkin ice creams - but, now, looking back those were probably pumpkin and not "pumpkin spice."

Yuck. I didn't care for the taste at all. This was not a "tasty treat."

On top of that, my Pumpkin Spice Frosty was not at the right temperature. It did not stand up in the cup proudly and boldly with a cute swirl on top.

It sat in the cup half melted like a quickly melted soupy kid's ice cream on a summer day.



Sorry, Wendy's. I love you, but this was a failure for me.

Maybe the Frosty machine wasn't cold enough - maybe a coooold Frosty would have been better. The half-melted mush just didn't cut it.

So much for pumpkin spice. Bring on the peppermint!

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