[New for May 2012, Returning April 2014]
There's nothing cooler than hitting DQ on the first of the month to find out what the new blizzard is. Sure, there's the occasional disappointment if you DQ isnt ready for it yet, but if you have a well prepared store nearby, it's like Christmas... ok, too far, but there is definitely a fun factor when that blizzard isn't just new for the month, but totally new to Dairy Queen.
This is the new Confetti Cake Blizzard
It's moist white cake pieces and confetti frosting blended with creamy vanilla softserve.
Sure looks exciting, too bad it took us until today to try...
Actually, the really bad news is that I can't save those of you who have already tried it.
Here's mine and there aren't a ton of fun confetti pieces about.
Thankfully that's a good thing because on occasion you get a rock hard confetti piece.
Here's a much better look.
Hopefully you can see all the uncovered cake pieces.
I think I got a minimum of two in every bite.
Now let me be clear that this blizzard is not all that bad. They use a nice vanilla frosting that really pops through, and the crazy amount of cake bits really ties it all together. My blizzard was actually quite tasty and for the most part I was enjoying it. I was really digging the icy cold frosting vibe.
So what's the problem? Well for starters my wife got too much frosting in hers. She kept complaining and I was going "it's not that bad". Well I had a few bites of hers when she was done and she definitely got too much frosting. The frustrating part was that I had switched with her because the blizzard I took was a bit more photogenic. I know the two should have matched, but they didn't. She wound up eating about 65% of hers.
"Your daughter loved it right?" Well, surprisingly no. I'm not 100% sure what her problem was, but first she was asking why I didn't get her a kids size, and then she went staight to being sad I didn't get her usual Oreo blizzard. She tried to stay upbeat but I don't think she even made it half way through her small. She never specifically said she didn't like it, but it was pretty obvious she didn't -- I asked my daughter later and she said two things: 1) Too Sweet 2) Too much cake.
I can't believe I impatiently waited 26 days for this only for it not to be a huge hit. I was sure my daughter would love this one, and I was hoping it would win my wife over too. Even I had some trouble with it. I was enjoying it for the most part, I really thought I was, but despite the fact I was hungry as could be, I only ate about 3/4 of mine and gave up. It was like "I'm good, why bother eating any more".
I don't know what they did to these cake bits, they taste fine and have a good solid flavor and texture, but even after 45 minutes, they were still solid and dry inside (I was still exerting effort to cut them in two). The picture you see above is actually from 2 hours after we bought the blizzard. Look closely at the bottom of the picture and you will see one that I had freshly cut in half. It still looks like cake! I expected total mush and we've still got a solid chunk. That's too funny, too too funny.
Verdict? Taste is fine, but go with a mini
Buy Again? Once and done my friends