Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dairy Queen Strawberry Shortcake Blizzard
May 2014 Blizzard of the Month

[New for 2014] Now, you would think that a Strawberry Shortcake blizzard would be a regular menu item, not something "new" for 2014. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, I've enjoyed pretty much every strawberry blizzard I've ever had. I just love the way their sweet strawberry sauce blends with their vanilla softserve. It just tastes so fresh and enjoyable. Let's keep this streak alive because it's time to have a blizzard for lunch!

Official View: Strawberry Shortcake Blizzard
Strawberry topping and shortcake pieces blended with creamy vanilla soft serve

Ugggg, I don't see any shortcake pieces.

I take my first bite.... and I'm disappointed. I take a few more bites and there is something wrong with my blizzard. It tastes... muted... muddled... watered down. The strawberry flavor isn't popping like it should. The strawberry flavor is there, but there is something else here that is taking the fun out of the flavor profile. Hmmm, the shortcake pieces are blended in to oblivion and I'm wondering if somehow the little bits of cake everywhere are messing with my blizzard.

Here, let's take a closer look. Do you see the tiny cake pieces everywhere? Ok, the photo doesn't show them very well, but they are there. I only got two "whole" cake bits, one was a soggy pea size bit and the other was closer to full size, but even the big one was kind of spongy and flavorless. Rather than their typical dense cake bits, they've tried going with something lighter and more airy, but they're no match for the blizzard blenders. I think they meant well, but the execution has failed, at least in my case.

Now I'm not going to say you should avoid this one, but if you try it, please let us know how it goes. I'm hoping several of you will say that mine is a fluke and then I can go back and get a proper blizzard. If most of you wind up agreeing with me though, then shame on DQ.

Verdict?  Muddled
Buy Again?  I might in hopes of a better sample


Anonymous said...

Was it better than Ben and Jerry's Strawberry Shortcake Greek Frozen Yogurt?

Danielle said...

I too love their strawberry so I might give it a shot and let you know. Maybe they over blended it or you got the bottom of the cake container where it's just crumbs anyway? To me the best is still the strawberry Golden Oreo

Dubba Scoops said...

at least it wasn't tart!

let us know!

Anne Sutton said...

I think the success of the blizzard depends on two factors:
1. The person making it and how long they use the blizzard machine. Sadly too many of mine have been obliterated lately.
2. The ice cream machine. I've found some DQ have machines that work better than others. Some produce soft serve that is "too soft." Anyone else have this experience???