Check it out, we are flipping over to 2012 with back to back DQ reviews, how cool is that? I think it rocks, but keep in mind, this is all thanks to the mobile version of the DQ website. That's right, while the DQ blog and blizzardfanclub.com website always take forever to switch to the new blizzard, browsing dairyqueen.com with my mobile phone told me early this morning that they had flipped over to the Strawberry Cheesequake blizzard. Knowing we would be out and about again, I smelled a perfect excuse to head back to DQ.
"Real Chunks of rich cheesecake and strawberries blended with creamy vanilla softserve"
That's the actual description ---- I'd call that a chunk all right!
Oooooooooooooo, so chunks are where the cheeseQUAKE comes from, but, ummmmmm, it's not really a QUAKE.... or a shake... or even a tremor. How about CheeseWhiffle? CheeseZephyr? I'm still waiting for you to pass the cheesePlease?
Yeah, there's like, umm, not really any cheese flavor here and it's kind of confusing. Oh, sure, there are tons of these big cheesecake chunks, but they don't really taste like cheesecake. You could just have easily called this a strawberry shortcake blizzard and we wouldn't have known the difference (full disclosure: my wife came up with that last statement, and she's right).
Now don't get too upset, this isn't a total loss. This is the same awesome strawberry base they used in the June 2010 Strawberry Golden Oreo Blizzard. As soon as I tried it, I totally regretted not getting my own because I wanted more of the creamy, strawberry goodness. Sure, they could probably double blend this to spread out the cheesecake flavor, but I didn't care, I really just want the strawberries.
So, it's up to you on this one. If you dig strawberries, give this a try. If you are only doing it for the cheesecake, well, you are on your own. The chunks are certainly fun enough to eat. They are big, soft, and taste fine, it's just that they don't really taste like cheesecake.... though, ironically, this blizzard did leave us both with this most mild of cheesecake aftertastes.
Verdict? Not cheesy, but still good
Buy Again? Probably