Sunday, April 25, 2010

DQ Blizzard of the Month
Caramel Brownie Blizzard

So, did everyone get out for the 25 cent blizzard deal this weekend?

You did? Great, because I need to rant.

Dear DQ,
  What is up with quality control? Now I know your help is very seasonal like pretty much every other fast food joint on the planet, but we really need to get a little more training in these people to stabilize the blizzard experience. I haven't been to a DQ since September so I was really hoping for an awesome experience today. No no, it wasn't awful, but it could have been so much better. Let's take this month's blizzard for example.

On Second Scoop: I was thinking this morning that I bet someone is going to take the above comment the wrong way, and so I had decided to make an addendum. I go to log in and sure enough, there's a comment from a displeased reader. The above paragraph is picking on DQ as a whole, it wasn't meant to be taken personally. Early this morning I decided that I was going to say that some of my best blizzards have come from seasonal help doing their best to serve up a nice treat. The problem is, when only 2 out of 3 people know how to make a good blizzard, and you only get to visit DQ like once a month, your chances of getting an accurate blizzard are greatly diminished. I'm not attacking anyone in particular, I'm just pointing out what every blizzard fan already knows.

I apologize for not taking a picture before devouring my blizzard, but I can tell you it looked nothing like this picture. Supposedly I should have been greeted by brownie bits and Choco Chunks. Well, for 85% of my blizzard, I was greeted by a brownie(?) bit every 3rd or 4th bite. Sure, they could have really been choco chunks but you really can't tell the difference. You have to stare at the picture above for a bit just to tell them apart.

Now, as is the case with any poorly blended blizzard, the last 15% of my blizzard was nonstop chunks. I was now getting 3 or 4 chunks in every bite. I should have been excited, but I wasn't because it just seemed like such a waste. The chunks were tasty enough, I just wished I would have been able to enjoy them throughout the whole treat. (Yes, I should have stirred the blizzard sooner, so I will accept some blame here)

Overall, it's an ok blizzard. It's a so so caramel swirl (not awful, not fantastic) that passes its mediocrity onto the base vanilla soft serve. I did enjoy the chunks as they were fairly thin and had a nice consistancy that wasn't too hard or too chewy. I just think this one would have been alot more memorable had it been well blended.

Note: This was my original review for the April 2010 blizzard of the month.
Update: The September 2011 blizzard of the month is the ooey gooey Caramel Brownie Blizzard.

1 comment:

Dubba said...

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