I just got back from DQ and am I full of rocky road goodness. After a messy run-in with the Royal Oreo Blizzard, I had decided to hold off judgement on the royal line up until I tried...
DQ Royal Rocky Road Brownie Blizzard
Brownies, Peanuts and Cocoa Fudge blended with creamy vanilla soft serve
then filled with a perfectly paired marshmallow center
I'll be honest, I'm a little surprised that I've never seen a rocky road blizzard before. It's such a classic combination, one I adored for many years, and now I finally get to try it in blizzard form. I liked it from the first bite and I'm pretty sure it grew in to love with each successive bite.
starting to dig down : brownie on the left, peanut on the right
The first thing that stood out was actually the peanuts. They are plentiful and continued throughout my blizzard. (some might argue they should be almonds, but I'm ok with them going with fresh peanuts)
The next thing that hits you is the strong cocoa flavor. The description says cocoa fudge blended in, but there are also a million tiny brownie crumbs scattered throughout my blizzard and the overall flavor is delightful. A lot of the time I go with a blizzard for my snack specifically because I want a strong flavor (that's easy to scoop).
Speaking of strong flavors, the marshmallow "core" (or center) is not to be trifled with. It actually reminds me a lot of the strong, sweet, ooey gooey marshmallow swirl you find in an excellent pint of H-D rocky road ice cream. I did try a spoonful by itself, but it's not for the faint of heart. It's not crazy strong, but I think most people would prefer it with a fair amount of softserve on the spoon. (does that sound like a slight does it? It's not meant too).
I wanted to knock them a little for it not being a true core, but after several bites I really didn't care anymore. I adored the strong flavor here. It's this delightful combo of cocoa, peanuts, and marshmallow and it totally made my breaktime today. Well done DQ, well done.
Buy Again? YES!
Note: As with all blizzard reviews, your experience may vary greatly from store to store