The why of Frostee Fries

frostee.jpgI mentioned yesterday that reader Mark gave a good explanation behind why people like to dip their french fries in a Wendy’s Frostee.
His thoughts? “Sweet AND Salty! Such as Scrapple and Syrup, I have noticed that Yorkers like their food sweet and salty together. Everyone hold your lunch…here is a brief list of what I find (family learned) tasty…”
He goes on to mention his love of scrapple with King Syrup, as well as Ritz Crackers and Rutter’s Chocolate Marshmallow Ice cream (using the cracker for a scoop), the now-famous Frostee Fries, and of course fluffernutter.
He wants to know if this is a personal thing, or if it’s regional? “I know other people in York that share some of these tastes with me and have not witnessed this outside of York (I lived in and around Baltimore for almost 15 years),” he writes.
What do you think? Sweet and salty? The example that comes to mind for me is Mack’s in Dover Township, where they put a mini pretzel wheel on top of your ice cream cone. Maybe that goes to help prove Mark’s point! What do you think? Are there other examples of sweet/salty that you like, that I’m missing?

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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4 Responses to The why of Frostee Fries

  1. Jo says:

    Sweet & salty–absolutely! But–the sweet has to be chocolate ice cream or choc./marshmallow sundae WITH POTATO CHIPS! One of those PMS things, you know. But then that’s no longer material so it’s not the same any more.

  2. Mark Grubic says:

    YUM!!!

  3. Marie Elena says:

    It’s a personal thing, I think. Remember when I did that one day and you told me how gross it was? I told you I wasn’t the only one who did it! By the way, fries dipped in he vanilla frosty aren’t nearly as good as in the chocolate.

  4. Ben eckenroed says:

    Dipping your fries in your frostee is HUGE in Utah. Nearly everybody does it. It’s almost a cultural thing here. You get grief if you don’t do it.

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