What has red spoon windshield wipers, red lips on the front grill, upside-down Blizzard® cups for rear-view mirrors and the ability to create a snowstorm wherever it goes?
Here’s a hint:
It’s the DQ®Blizzard®mobile! Our fully-functional brand mobile is currently touring the United States and Canada, visiting 25 cities from April to August, with approximately three stops per city.
All stops include handing out FREE world-famous Blizzard Treats in the brand-new Mini size (the Mini Blizzard Treat will be available in DQ locations this summer), as well as music and emcee interaction. Some events will also include the Blizzard Blaster–a giant, upside-down inflatable Blizzard cup with coupons swirling around inside. A person can go inside the blaster to try to grab coupons. And the forecast calls for snow flurries–the Blizzardmobile comes equipped with its own snow-making machine!
There is even a fundraising component during the Blizzardmobile tour for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). CMN canisters will travel with the vehicle to collect donations throughout the tour, and the last two stops–on Aug. 5 in Minneapolis and Aug. 12 in Calgary, Alberta–will take place on Miracle Treat Day (MTD) in each country. On MTD, participating DQ operators donate $1 or more to their local CMN Hospital for every Blizzard Treat they sell in their stores.
For anyone not able to witness the Blizzardmobile in person, check out the DQ Facebook page. It will include photos, tour stop information, videos, commercials, webisodes and much more. Other elements on the DQ Facebook fan page include a “Capture the Cup” photo challenge, a Facebook “Photo Grid” where you can to tag your friends as the Blizzard Treat that best represents them, and the “Pick Five,” in which you choose your top five Blizzard flavors. Go to http://www.facebook.com/dairyqueen now to get all the details!
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with the Mocha Chip Blizzard Treat. Within this video you’ll see me sample the last flavor in the Chocoholics category, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the Dairy Queen® brand internationally. Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
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I challenge you to a Blizz off! What’s that you ask? Well, I don’t actually know… I just made that up. But, there is this sweet thing that DQ is doing that’s not made up, it’s called the Blizzard 25th Challenge.
To honor our beloved Blizz on its 25th B-Day, the people over at DQ are taste-testing all 25 flavors on the new Blizzard Birthday menu. Each flavor is given a spoon rating to indicate which flavors are the best in each of the four categories: Cookie Lovers, Candy Cravers, Fruit Fans, and Chocoholics.
This week’s flavor is Georgia Mud Fudge! Check out what spoon rating it got and take the Blizzard 25th Challenge Poll here!
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with the Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard Treat. In this video you will see me go on location to find Blizzard Fans, and you’ll once again have a chance to win a $10 Dairy Queen® gift card! Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
We Already have a Winner!!! Thanks to everyone for participating!
I don’t know how many of you live and work on the East Coast, but those who do can appreciate a story about a blizzard! I live in Virginia, the “Sunny South,” but this winter it’s been anything but sunny, and it surely hasn’t been “seasonally warm,” as the weather man likes to remind us. Fortunately, I live in the part of the state that didn’t get the one to two feet of snow, but in our region we’ve had snow on the ground ALL winter long. I live in the mountains, where we should be somewhat used to living as tough mountain men and women, surviving cold hard winters, right? But this winter is getting ridiculous! Just as the snow is about to finish melting away, we seem to get five or six more inches to remind us that Old Man Winter is still in control.
When I learned that Punxsutawney Phil gave his “official” prediction of six more weeks of winter (whose idea was it anyway to listen to a ground hog?), I decided there just might be a fun way to survive the next few weeks and begin to think about the warm, sunny days of spring. My family and I decided to have a “Blizzard Bash.”
If you’ve noticed, right now every DQ store has a list of 25 Blizzard flavors from throughout the past 25 years to celebrate the 25th birthday of the world famous Blizzard Treat. The goal of our family “Blizzard bash” is to try all 25 of the Blizzard flavors collectively by the start of spring—before the 21st of March. Four members of my family still live in the same town, but my oldest daughter lives in Auburn, Ala., and the beauty of the “Bash” is that we can all still participate at our local DQ locations, even though we are miles apart.
Everyone has their all-time-favorite Blizzard flavor. For me, as I mentioned in a previous blog post, it’s Oreo®. Sometimes the Blizzard of the Month tempts me to try an exciting new flavor, but I always revert back to my favorite. The idea behind our Blizzard Bash, however, is to “think outside the cup,” and tip our taste buds upside-down. The first week we each selected our favorite Blizzard flavor, of course, but from there, we had to select a new Blizzard flavor from each of the four flavor categories—Cookie Lovers, Candy Cravers, Fruit Fans and Chocoholics.
As we each try the 25 flavors, we will rate them to develop a “favorites” list for our family. When we’re done, we’re going to take our list down to our local DQ stores in Virginia and Alabama and see if they will post them in their lobbies as “Smith’s Family Favorites.” Who knows, if you’ll join in, maybe we can have a national Blizzard Bash and turn every town across the nation, shall we say, upside-down!
Are you up for a challenge? Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you to solve any impossible math equations. I’m talking about the Blizzard 25th Birthday Challenge. The folks over at DQ HQ have created the ultimate Blizzard treat taste test for the 25 flavors for 25 years menu.
Over the course of the year, they’ll be trying all 25 flavors and giving each one a Blizzard spoon rating from 1 to 3. They’re also going to pick the top flavor from each of the four categories (chocoholics, fruit fans, cookie lovers, and candy cravers).
Pretty cool, huh? Check out the sweet videos and vote for your faves from each category here.
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with a Valentine’s Day special for all of you romantic types–and espiecally for the chocolate lovers–with the Midnight Truffle Blizzard Treat. Since it’s so close to Valentines Day, I invited a special guest for this challenge: my wife! She will also be providing the ever famous Blizzard Spoon Rating! Thank you to everyone who answered the trivia question in last week’s Blizzard Challenge. Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with the Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard Treat. In this video you will get to see me attempt to make a Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard Treat, and you’ll find out about a chance to win a $10 Dairy Queen® gift card! Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
We have wasted no time in kicking off the Blizzard® 25th Challenge! We will be trying each Blizzard flavor on the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu, and giving each one a Blizzard spoon rating (1 – 3 spoons!). Check out the first flavor, Turtle Pecan Cluster, which by the way is also the January Blizzard of the month. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Chocoholics Blizzard Treat!