Well, I know it's late, but before the month is over, I finally made it to Dairy Queen yesterday and boy am I glad I did. I'll admit it, I wasn't really paying attention as to what to expect. Frankly, I was expecting some cheap faux strawberry topping, much like the cheesy raspberry topping found in the raspberry truffle blizzard.
I wish I had been paying more attention as my blizzard was made because I don't know how "fresh" the strawberries are: are they cold packed? are they frozen and unfrozen? Either way, they are in just the right state to meet their blended fate. Sometimes my mom will blend up some fresh strawberries and cool whip to use as frosting on angel food cake. This fantastically fresh blizzard reminds me of that frosting. Actually, it's better. In general, I find that strawberries can be just a little tart, but here they are sweet and sugary (maybe they are packed in some kind of light syrup?) I'm just guessing, but I'm just so impressed that I want to know more.
Let me put it another way: You know how I'm always saying that every now and then I'm in a mood for a nice quality strawberry ice cream? Well, for the rest of my life, whenever I have strawberry ice cream, I will be comparing it to this. Seriously, DQ needs to take this to the next level. They have their "Fruit Fans" blizzards, but alot of those are just cheap imitations of real fruit. We need to see more real (sweet) fruits mixed with DQ vanilla software. Heck, don't even bother getting the golden oreos, just get the strawberries and soft serve. Simple perfection, don't mess with it.
Ok, have I ranted enough to get you to go to DQ this weekend? Does anybody know if there are local hotspots or chains that specialize in softserve and real fruit? The only problem I have with this blizzard is that I dont think I could get it all the time. That's the worst thing I could say about it (well, other than how I just mentioned you don't really need the golden oreos). I should be passing by this same DQ next week so I hope to get one more of these before the month is over.
Nice job Dairy Queen, really nice!