Ok,the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard as advertised on the left and my mini on the right. I definitely won't complain that I got more whip cream, or that the cinnamon doesn't live in imaginary picture perfect sprinkle land. (The whip cream is already falling over from the walk back to the car, but you can still be able to see the small sprinkle of cinnamon on top)
I take my first bite and I'm instantly transported to the world of ice cold pumpkin pie. You see, I really don't enjoy hot fruit pies, I like my stuff ice cold. I know, shocking. Now when I dig into a pumpkin flavored treat, I don't actually want to think about pumpkins, I want to think of pumpkin pie which I believe is the best part of any holiday feast. Well, I very much enjoy the pumpkin pie flavor here. The container the server pulled from the fridge to make my blizzard was probably good old pumpkin pie puree/filling. The best part is that it's not marred by gumminess like Edy's Pumpkin Pie "ice cream".
My blizzard is already melting but that soft yet cold texture is going great with the fresh graham cracker crust bits. There's a good amount of them and they've got a nice complimentary taste. No it's not regular pie crust, but this is a treat and they are doing just fine.
Well, that's it, I like it! You've got two more weekends to try this, though I don't know why they don't let this one hang around for November. I just realized something, usually October is my last DQ month 'til April, but the DQ I went to is in a mall and open all year long, woohoo! I did find this trip interesting since they've added a bunch of orange julius stuff to the menu and that makes me wonder (nay, hope!) that the new DQ/OJ they are building might actually be a year round place. One can dream.
Simplified Review: blizzard texture is spot on. oh the wonders of a pumpkin flavor.
photo courtesy of grubgrabe
2014 Update: The reign of the pumpkin pie blizzard gets a little longer each year. For 2014, it'll be available September through Thanksgiving. Oh, and it's still awesome.