You might remember that I am a massive Dairy Queen fan, specifically as it relates to the wonder that is the Pecan Mudslide. However, I took a bit of a hiatus from Dairy Queen after a particularly disappointing pecan mudslide experience a couple months back. I will spare you the long, protracted story. Suffice it to say that their sauce temperature appeared to be way out of whack and left my soft serve a melted puddle within seconds. Super uncool.
I decided to give DQ another chance, though, when I saw the add for the new Reeses Outrageous Blizzard, which combines Reeses Pieces (which, honestly, aren’t really my thing), Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (which are very much my thing), and caramel (very, very much one of my favourite things). And I must say that I am glad I gave my beloved DQ a second chance, because as far as Blizzards go, this one is pretty good.
What You’ll Get
I will always give Dairy Queen points for its abundance of mix-ins. A while back I ordered a McFlurry and it was basically a giant cup of soft serve with about a tablespoon of toppings mixed in, and by “mixed in” I actually mean incorporated only with the top inch of soft serve. Unacceptable. My Blizzard, on the other hand, was full of Reeses Pieces and Peanut Butter Cups. Full. I mean, there were still more at the top than at the bottom, but I think that’s inevitable. It was still better distributed than most mix-in treats.
You either love Blizzards or you hate them. It’s soft serve, after all. But let’s be honest, mixing candy in with soft serve is delicious. You know it, and I know it. While I appreciate a good, fancy ice cream, I am not one to turn my nose up at the obviously delicious. I am a snob in many rights, but not when it comes to ice cream (…except for Breyers blue label…don’t even get me started on that “ice cream” abomination…).
The caramel really makes this Blizzard. I am pro-caramel in any dessert. In fact, it’s truly the main reason I enjoy Pecan Mudslides. While the caramel is mostly blended into the soft serve, there was the occasional pocket of gooey, unblended caramel there to delight and surprise me. As you can tell, caramel makes my heart swoon, but even if you have only a normal amount of love for caramel, I think you will find it’s a major Blizzard upgrade.
The quick and dirty verdict: It’s good. You’ll like it. Just buy it*.
*For an extra enjoyable experience, I personally recommend freezing your Blizzard for a few hours before consuming. I find soft serve TOO soft and prefer a slightly firmer texture. Don’t worry, through the magic of chemicals, your Blizzard won’t freeze to a rock hard consistency. I know that’s horrifying to contemplate, so just try not to think about it.