So, the August 2012 Blizzard of the Month is...
the M&M Brownie Blizzard
"A mix of M&M'S® milk chocolate candy pieces, chewy brownie pieces
and chocolaty topping blended in creamy vanilla soft serve"
Problem is (as is always the case), my local DQ is ill-prepared for today.
When I asked for an M&M Brownie Blizzard
I got an M&M blizzard with Brownies
notice the subtle difference : It means no chocolate sauce
I try hard not to pick on seasonal help, and to be honest it's technically not their fault, but how in the bloody blue blazes do you run a DQ and not prepare your people for the first of the month? It's called the blizzard of the MONTH, not the blizzard of the last few weeks of the month. It's not like this one even requires special ingredients, you just need to make it right. This particular DQ has been doing this for years, and I know of at least one old DQ that has similar trouble.
There is a new DQ Grill & Chill in Worcester County and I swear they probably change their signs at 12:00:01 AM on the first day of the month because they are ALWAYS on the ball. However, these random old DQs put the PAIN in PArtIcipatiNg location. What's the point of having 4 million people in your blizzard fan club if you aren't ready for them?
Sorry, enough frustration. I will admit that when I checked the internet this morning that I was pretty psyched to see this new blizzard on facebook. It didn't exactly take a lot to convince myself to get this new blizzard for lunch (though deep down I suspected I would fail, maybe I need to think more positive).
Despite the fact this blizzard wasn't the official version, it was a reminder that I really don't like M&Ms in my blizzard anymore. Oh, the brownies were excellent and fairly plentiful, but the crunch of the M&Ms was driving me nuts. They are just too solid and wind up frustrating me. Maybe a chocolate swirl would have helped distract me, but I doubt it. The new for 2012 M&M brownie blizzard sounds great on paper, but I'll take a turtle brownie blizzard instead any day.
Verdict? Too crunchy
Buy Again? Nah