Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dairy Queen August 2011 Blizzard of the Month
The Nutter Butter Blizzard Review

Ok, before I run off and pay some bills (a.k.a. go watch netflix), I need to tell you about the DQ Blizzard of the Month. Some of you already know it's the mighty Nutter Butter Blizzard, but have you gone out and tried it yet? Well, I'm here to tell you that you should.... like, right now.

The August 2011 blizzard is NUTTER BUTTER cookie pieces and NUTTER BUTTER peanut butter creme filling blended with creamy vanilla softserve. As far as I know, this has never been attempted before.

And here's mine
(though the bright summer sun has pretty much washed this picture clean of any details.)

Well, that's a little better, and technically if you look REALLY close you can see the tiny specks of nutter butter cookie pieces that have been blended into oblivion (except that rogue chunk at 7 o'clock). The color is also just a shade off-white, but do not fear, this blizzard whallops you with the fantastic taste of peanut butter. That's right, I love this blizzard! It's fantastic, and if you enjoy peanut butter, you need to pick one of these up immediately.

Let me describe it a little better for you. Have you had a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup blizzard? You know how the pb filling spreads out and gives that great, gritty, peanut buttery texture to the treat? This blizzard is that pb goodness spread out to obliterated perfection. Honestly, for pb lovers, it's just that good. In fact, I'm tempted to go back and ask for it with a chocolate base on miracle treat day (which is coming up next Thursday, August 11th). No, no, that's not 100% true. I want to go back and ask for it with a chocolate base... AND a scoop of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups in it.

Now I believe they make this treat by adding a peanut butter creme filling  (to flavor the base) and then seperate nutter butter cookie wafers to add a nice crunch to the whole thing. So this is beyond some simple cookie 'n creams creation, this is the total package with a complete flavor that I really enjoyed. I'll be shocked if I don't pick up at least one more of these before the month is done. Awesome job DQ! Thank you for giving peanut butter some much needed love on your menu.

Verdict?  PB Excellence
Buy Again?  Oh Yeah!

Grab a second opinion over at Would I Buy It Again?
(his better photos should definitely sell you on this one)

Adam from GrubGrade loves it too!

Update: Do not try it with the chocolate base! The chocolate masks the awesomeness of the nutter butters and you will not be impressed. This blizzard is perfect just the way it is!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 small blizzard (283g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 620from Fat 220
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g38%
- Sat Fat 11g55%
- Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 410mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 89g30%
- Dietary Fiber  1g4%
- Sugars 61g
Protein 13g

Vitamin A 15%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 35%Iron 20%

16 comments:

Nick said...

The trans fats do bug me but this does seem like the perfect blizzard for my very first blizzard. Nutter butters were a favorite of mine when I was little and now knowing the ingredients in them I understand why this has trans fats. I'd deffinately over look it because this seems like such an amazing treat. Now I need to plan a trip to the cloest dq 2 hours away.

Rodzilla said...

Probably DQs best idea ever. I think I'd prefer the vanilla base, but respect the chocolate substitute. I'd warn about the PB cups though - there's balance in restraint.

Dubba said...

@Nick: go for it! (and let us know how it went)

@Rodzilla: it's a great one, but you make a good point, I don't want to ruin it.

IndianapolisEater said...

I'm glad to hear this was so good because I was planning on getting one this weekend that I was really, really looking forward to. Hearing this, I'm now salivating at the prospect of getting one.

Nutter Butters are an extremely underrated cookie and I'm hoping that Dairy Queen has so much success with this one that they make it a permanent menu item.

Anonymous said...

At least the States has a good flavour, not like Canada and it's lacklustre Rolo blizzard!

Julien said...

I love nutter butters in ice cream! Every time I get ice cream, I think back on getting those mixed into some Mexican Vanilla ice cream at Amy's in Austin...

Adam from GrubGrade said...

@Dubba,

Man, that looks good. My nearest DQ is about an hour away, but I may finally break my blizzardless streak (I think it's been about 12 years) to grab this one!

@Nick,
Yea, it's a bummer about the trans fat, but go for it. Regardless of what you read on the web, you will, in fact, wake up this next morning :)

CiC said...

Waaaaa craving for ice cream!!!! Blizzard is one of the best ice cream I've ever tasted, so awesome!!!! Yummy!

dinnerordessert said...

I need to try this!! Thanks for posting.

Nick said...

@Adam,

Aha yeah I feel they're unnecessary but seeing as I've haven't had a nutter butter in years I feel like I'll be taking a 2 hour long trip to dq before this month ends. A little trans fats won't kill me=]

Dubba said...

@IE: not sure why nutter butters don't get any love, they've always been great.

@Anon: is the DQ rolo blizzard better than the McD version?

@Adam: an hour is nuttin'

@DoD: go for it!

@Nick: 2 hours? road trip! bring friends!

Nick said...

@Dubba,

I was planning on it. Once I decide when I'm going I'll be sure to let you know my opinion on it=]

IndianapolisEater said...

For all you that want to give it and/or are more curious about it, we'll have a review at wouldibuyitagain.com of it that goes up tomorrow (August 8th). More pictures and more goodness. Dubba was not wrong when he said this one was awesome!

Danielle said...

Just finished eating this blizzard and holy moley was it amazing! Dubba, I was talking to the owner whose had the DQ in town for over 60 years and he said they ran out of ingredients for this one in the first 3-4 days! Thank God I waited! Last month's and this months were by far the bext DQ has come up with...couldn't help but think what would happen if I mixed the Triple Choc. blizzard with this treat!

Dubba said...

@Danielle: hehehehehe, nice idea! Though your brain might explode from the awesomeness of the combo.

@Everyone: don't forget, miracle treat day on Thursday. I'm going with another Nutter Butter blizzard, but debating if I should add anything in.

Nick said...

Next friday I'm taking my trip to dq. I'm so pumped aha.