I remember quite vividly the unexpected sadness I felt the day I heard that Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's, had passed away. As strange as it was, I felt I knew him a little bit as he had opened himself up as part of their overall marketing campaign. Wendy's, of course, created a truly iconic producer of brain freezes everywhere...the Frosty. Just the name conjures feelings of cold, snowmen, and that chocolate soft serve in a cup. I also remember the day I learned they were offering a vanilla frosty, as tears streaked down my face either from the sheer excitement or from the painful realization of just how big of a loser I must be to get excited about such things...or both! I decided to go "old school" for my Frosty and return back to its original chocolate roots, and it did not disappoint. Just a few bites in and my Brain Freeze was front and center. I am sure Dave Thomas would have been proud!