Tuesday, June 25, 2019

DQ Cotton Candy Oreo Blizzard

Have I ever told you that I'm psychic? Ok, ok, I don't actually believe that I am psychic, but I do have a knack for guessing the outcomes of things. Do I have proof? Well, on Sunday I decided to order a Cotton Candy Blizzard with Oreo. I posted it to instagram early Monday morning because I was so stoked about my creation...

DQ Cotton Candy Oreo Blizzard
(how to order: cotton candy blizzard with added Oreo)

It was absolutely delicious. I'm still thinking about it 33 hours later. I'm a big fan of the regular cotton candy blizzard and this took it up a notch. The original is fun but very sweet. The Oreo helps bring both balance and more cookie crunch. Seriously, what's not too love here? Ok, the aftertaste is still pretty potent (in terms of sweetness), but I adored every bite of my creation.

 image courtesy of Dairy Queen
Image courtesy of Dairy Queen

Back to my story: So what comes out Monday afternoon? The Zero Gravity Blizzard. It's Oreos plus cotton candy topping just like my version, but then they add "space inspired iridescent blue and black swirls and galaxy sprinkles". If you've ever wanted a blizzard to give you strangely colored bowel movements like the Halloween Whopper, then this is the blizzard for you!

Say you aren't scared off by the mass amounts of food coloring, then you have another question. Do the added swirls mean that this thing is even sweeter than a regular cotton candy blizzard? or do they back off the cotton candy flavor a bit to balance it out with the two new swirls?

Whatever the answers, I think I am sticking to my version. It was delicious and I'm still proud of my creativity, even if it was probably obvious to some. I tend to go to DQ once a month for the blizzard of the month, but I got inspired and I'm glad it worked out for me (and my insides). If you try my version or theirs, let me know how it goes.

Verdict?  delicious sugar rush
Buy Again?  yes!

Allergy note: peanut oil in the cotton candy topping

Sunday, June 23, 2019

McDonald's Stroopwafle McFlurry

[New for 2019] There's finally a new McFlurry for the first time in a long time... maybe I missed reviewing one, but it's been six long years since my last mcflurry review.

McDonald's Stroopwafle McFlurry
vanilla soft serve with caramel and
Daelman’s Stroopwafel crispy caramel waffle cookie pieces

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Klein's K Select Vanilla Vibe Ice Cream

Would you buy a pint of ice cream for a dollar? Would you hesitate? What if I told you that the pint was regularly marked at $5.49? I don't know why, but Stop & Shop suddenly purged the lone shelf of these Kosher pints a month ago. Will I find value in my dollar purchase?

Klein's K Select Vanilla Vibe Ice Cream
vanilla premium ice cream

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ben & Jerry's Snackable Dough

[New for 2018/2019] Ok, who still eats cookie dough even though the FDA or CDC tells us not to? For those who didn't raise their hand, who limits themselves to edible cookie dough? (sheepishly raises hand). Look, I grew up on eating cookie dough. Even in college, yeah, you would cheat and buy a stick of cookie dough and pretend it was dinner on occasion. Nowadays, we have edible cookie dough and I'm always happy to try a new offering. Let's see what happens when I try....
Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Snackable Dough

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Cold Stone Creamery One Smart Brookie

[New for 2019] Why yes, we are doing back to back Brookie posts! See, another too quick weekend was coming to a close and my wife wanted to use her Cold Stone coupon. I use to cover their cakes and cupcakes back in the day, but I just don't seem to crave their ice cream anymore.... but who am I to argue with a BOGO coupon.

Cold Stone Creamery One Smart Brookie Ice Cream
cookie dough ice cream with cookie dough and brownie dough