America has favorites. One is baseball and the other is Dairy Queen® Treats. Perhaps it’s because DQ® stores have long been the official unofficial place for post game gatherings. I love walking into my DQ store this time of year and finding a baseball team huddled around a table, still in their grass-stained uniforms, rehashing the latest win or loss over Blizzard® Treats, Dip Cones, sundaes and Chicken Strip Baskets. Sure, keeping up with the professional teams is fun, but I much prefer the thrill of seeing local legends in the making and hearing about the 12-year-old with the homerun streak and the new softball pitcher with the killer windmill. Some people love spring for the flowers, but I love it for the baseball…and the Blizzard Treats, always the Blizzard Treats.
Blizzard Vision bliz·zard vi·sion [bliz-erd vizh-uhn]
- the ability to see and read upside down.
- a symptom of Blizzard cravings; most common among DQ fans.
- an unidentified superhero power.
Examples of Blizzard Vision:
Is this a dream, or is my Blizzard Vision making everything look delicious again?
I’d rather have Blizzard Vision than a silly cape and pair of tights.
Origin of Blizzard Vision:
American, from Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin.
First Known Use: 1985, when the Blizzard was first served upside down.
To me, Tuesdays can be a real blah day of the week. It’s not Monday, but it’s still pretty far from the weekend. Don’t worry, I have the cure (please, hold your applause until the end). To overcome the blahness, I make Tuesday my $5 Buck Lunch day with a special twist. So instead of getting my $5 Buck Lunch with a sundae on the side as usual, I upgrade to a small Blizzard® Treat for just $1 extra. And now Tuesday is my favorite day of the week…next to Friday, and Saturday, and Sunday—okay, not counting the weekend, Tuesday is definitely my favorite day. (You can applaud now.)
Never. Now that spring is in swing and the day of pranks is past, let us take a moment to pause, reflect, recharge, and then totally freak out about my newest favorite thing: The Choco Covered Pretzel with Peanut Butter Blizzard® Treat. The choco covered pretzel pieces, peanut butter and choco chunks blend together in creamy vanilla soft serve to create what I like to call the perfect storm of flavors. It’s sweet, salty, creamy, high-five worthy, upside down goodness. Think of it as delicious couples therapy for your sweet tooth and your salt tooth, which will never fight again.
Spring is here! Well, it’s more here in certain places than others, but still, people are emerging from their winter dens, and I thought it’d be the perfect time to sharpen our skills. After all, some of our DQ® stores are seasonal, and we’re gonna need to be on our toes when they open their doors. I’ve assembled not one, not two, but FOUR Blizzard® Treats for you to guess this month.
Let’s just say, in an alternate world, we held some sort of Blizzard® Treat tournament every March? And brackets were made, and the eyes of DQ® fans everywhere were glued to every matchup? And your coworkers, friends and family spent their free time (and work time) making predictions on who would win? Where would you place your confidence? Which Blizzard Treat would take it all? And how many Blizzard Treats would your favorite Blizz Prez have to go through in order to reach a nonbiased, impartial decision?
Here’s a fun game I like to play each year on St. Patty’s Day. I’ll order a Blizzard® Treat at my local DQ® store, but ask the employee behind the counter to surprise me with the flavor. And every year, without exception, they never disappoint, returning with something delicious in hand. Call it luck, if you like, but I’ve always been good at playing the odds. It’s more about making really safe bets. How about you? Find any recent Blizzard Treat combinations as of late that have caused you to “thank your lucky stars”?
In just a few short days, the short days will be few. The time has come, once again, to turn our clocks forward: extra daylight all around! Let it also be known that one of my other favorite things has returned to the limelight: the Mint OREO® Blizzard® Treat. And this extra hour of sunshine gives me an extra hour to dig in to mint OREO® cookies pieces crumbled and tumbled with cool mint and creamy vanilla soft serve. But daylight isn’t the only thing we’re saving this month, because now through March 21 (Canada) and March 24 (U.S.) when you buy one Blizzard Treat at regular price, you’ll get another at equal or lesser value for 99¢! IMO, you couldn’t ask for a better March!
It’s been a while, friends. I figured the time was right to put our brains together for something important. Yes, once again, it’s time to guess the Blizzard Treat!
We tend to vote the way our parents did. Me, I grew up in a home firmly dedicated to the cause of chocolate. Then, when I moved away to college, I had a roommate who couldn’t get enough fruit. We had many heated discussions about the merits of both and the direction of Blizzard® Treats in general. Turned out, we both came to appreciate the other’s point of view, and now I consider myself an independent when it comes to dessert. I mean, a delicious Blizzard Treat is a delicious Blizzard Treat. How about you? Have you pledged your allegiance to a single Blizzard Treat or are you open to any and every possibility?