FANS of the Friendly’s restaurant chain are feeling nostalgia for a discontinued frozen meal, but the company has released a worthy successor.
The Wattamelon Roll, a loaf of watermelon and lemon sorbet topped with chocolate chips, is gone.
It was launched in 1985 and discontinued in 2021, Discontinued Foods said in one tweet On Wednesday.
“In 2021, Friendly’s announced it would discontinue production of ALL frozen dessert rolls, including this iconic summertime treat,” the statement said.
Many Twitter users were dismayed by the product’s discontinuation.
“I really liked this and was wondering why I couldn’t find it in the store last year,” replied one person in the thread.
“I’m upset; their watermelon sorbet was the best.”
Another user recalled a unique method of consuming the treat.
“I would eat the lemon zest first and then take the watermelon,” they said.
“I never thought watermelon and chocolate would go so well together.”
The tweet brought back nostalgic memories for another Twitter user.
“I was working at Friendly’s when it was introduced. We all got a free copy to take home,” they said.
“When I rode my bike to work ten miles, it was a shapeless mess when I brought it home. But it still tasted good.”
But Friendly’s has launched a new frozen food to fill the watermelon-shaped hole in many customers’ hearts.
“For those who need the watermelon sorbet, Friendly’s released the ‘Wattamelon Krunch’ sorbet cake this summer.” discontinued item reported.
“(It) contains the ingredients for the Wattamelon Roll, reimagined as an ice cream cake, complete with whipped frosting and ‘crunchies.'”
Friendly’s did not immediately respond to the US Sun’s request for comment.
The Wattamelon Roll isn’t the only popular product to be discontinued.
Jell-O recently discontinued its sugar-free version of the lemon-flavored pudding.