I don’t visit the local Dairy Queen very often, most of my recent encounters have been incredibly disappointing. First, they refused to add bacon to my Reeses Cup Blizzard. A few weeks later, I was given what might have been the only shitty Nutter Butter Blizzard ever made. Right as I was about to cast them off entirely, we had an unseasonably warm October day. That and the pressure to stay current on the seasonal junk food scene was enough for me to give them one last try.
I paid the $2.50 for my mini blizzard and prepared myself for some barely flavored soft serve, a few soggy pie pieces and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice to stick with the theme. The best part about low expectations is
being blown the fuck away that they’re easily exceeded. Really, this was good.
The pumpkin pie mix combined with soft-serve made for a strong and authentic base flavor. I would even say this was better than Ben & Jerry’s. There were a good amount of lightly sweet and buttery pie pieces mixed throughout, and they managed to keep from becoming soggy. DQ puts whipped cream on all of their blizzards, but here the addition and the sprinkling of nutmeg really rounded out the pie theme.
Before anyone questions my choice of mini-sizing, check the picture above. That’s my blizzard…on top of cheesecake flavored protein pudding, an oatmeal raisin cookie and a few Wheaties for good measure. Don’t worry, I tasted it alone to make sure I could recommend it in it’s natural state.
..and then I made it better.