This Is What Friendsgiving Tastes Like, According To Wegmans

So Friendsgiving is very officially a thing, having made the leap from Urban Dictionary to Merriam-Webster this year. The latter reveals that this term first came into the lexicon (the popular one, not theirs) in 2007, as (what else?) a social media-inspired mashup of "Thanksgiving" and "friend." As to its meaning, it refers to when you have nobody to spend the holiday with, so you instead spend it chowing down on microwaved turkey burritos and chugging pumpkin whiskey while binge-watching your favorite 90s sitcom.

Oh wait, no, that's not what it means? Merriam-Webster says it actually refers to "a large meal among friends eaten during the Thanksgiving season," and while it could be a substitute for the more traditional family gathering, Urban Dictionary implies it may also be intended as an add-on celebration, with their top definition describing the holiday as one that "usually occurs on the Wednesday before or the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, since Thanksgiving is usually reserved for family gatherings." Either way, it seems the intent is to celebrate with actual, irl friends rather than Chandler, Monica, et al. As to what you should be serving at Friendsgiving, you can always go the typical turkey route if you want, but if you're tired of turkey, Wegmans has another suggestion: Why not plan a meal centered around ice cream? Specifically, their new "Friendsgiving" flavor.

Friendsgiving tastes untraditional, but sweet

Okay, so Wegmans isn't actually urging customers to make ice cream the main course — although they probably wouldn't mind and neither should your friends. Wegmans does, however, have a new Friendsgiving flavor we that can't wait to try. While it's too new to have any reviews, Instagrammer @foodiewiththebeasts posted a photo that reveals — get this! — it's not pumpkin spice-flavored! Nor does it offer even a hint of cranberry. Instead, Friendsgiving (for Wegmans at least) evokes the taste of almond ice cream swirled with blackberry and studded with chunks of sugar cookie dough, which sounds not only refreshingly different but also pretty delicious.

Should your friends be almond-averse or biased against blackberries, Wegmans also offers a wide range of other seasonal ice cream flavors, including pumpkin pie (of course), peppermint stick, eggnog, and "White Christmas" (mint and white chocolate with red and green mint candies). Why not buy one of each and have an ice cream smorgasbord? Forget the main course. Come to think of it — forget the friends, too! Just stay home and binge on ice cream! While it may not be the nutritionally-correct thing to do, it's safe (we are still in the middle of a pandemic), fun, and — if you decide to celebrate Friendsgiving with the Friends friends — you'll not only be guaranteed witty banter, but you'll also have the satisfaction of knowing any holiday drama will be resolved in 20 minutes. Plus, you won't have to share your ice cream. The only downside is, you can't repurpose the leftovers in Ross' 'Moist Maker' sandwich.