Back when I grabbed the tasty salted caramel truffle blizzard two weeks ago, I noticed the new "DQ Bakes" line up which includes three new Hot Desserts a la Mode. We've got Fudge Stuffed Cookie, Triple Chocolate Brownie, and....
Dairy Queen Apple Tart Hot Dessert (fantasy version)
And here's the real version....
Yeah, I bet you'd be pretty shocked if you opened up your bag and saw that, I know I was. You guys know I'm sometimes overly particular about how my food looks because I adore that wow factor when I first look at something, but there is no wow factor here. Not even a little. It looks like a plain (unfilled) poptart covered in a bit of streusel like topping. I wanted apple chunks, not a little apple puree mixed in with oats and caramel sauce.
Now granted this may have only been the first (or second) apple tart the server made, so it may not have been perfectly configured, but that doesn't change the so-so nature of the components. Wait, before I rant, I should mention my wife took a few bites and thought it was fine, and yes, I will agree it's not terrible, but that foolish child inside of me wanted something epic. I didn't want some warm, dense plain pastry with a couple scoops of hot smush on top. I just found the whole experience so very flat and un-engaging. Maybe I'm spoiled... or maybe I wasn't in the right mood... or maybe, just maybe, this is not worth the price.
Verdict? ho hum
Buy Again? nah