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?
We’re 48 hours away from that annual day when secret crushes are revealed and open crushes are affirmed. Naturally, as Blizz Prez, my thoughts fly swiftly to my first Blizzard® Treat crush: the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard Treat. In my younger years (and perhaps still today), I always felt like I was getting away with something when I was allowed a little cookie dough. Someone at DQ® must have thought the same, hiding their love for cookie dough pieces inside creamy vanilla soft serve. Turns out, it only made the cookie dough more delicious.
Blizzard fans: what was your first Blizzard Treat crush?
Hey Blizz Buds! Looking for an escape? I’ve just discovered the next two chapters in your love affair with the Blizzard® Treat.
CHAPTER ONE: American Daydream
Strawberries. Rich choco chunks. Creamy vanilla soft serve. It was a match made in heaven. Well, technically a match made at a DQ® store. But, really, what’s the difference? Because every bit of the Choco Covered Strawberry Blizzard Treat will put you on cloud nine.
CHAPTER TWO: Canadian Sweetie.
Then there’s the Strawberry Shortcake Blizzard Treat, filled with irresistible strawberries and shortcake pieces blended with creamy vanilla soft serve and crowned with whipped topping. It’ll certainly make you melt. Even though it’s cold. Strange how love works.
I love sledding. Not so much the climbing of the hills—the other part. Of course, without the climb, you’d never get to the fun. You’d just be standing at the bottom, trying to keep warm. I often see a Blizzard® Treat as my reward for doing all the stuff I don’t really want to do, but do anyway because I’m a good person. It makes every bite taste a little better, y’know? “Impossible,” you say. Go on, give it a try. Get out of bed: Blizzard Treat. Match your socks: Blizzard Treat. Let that sedan merge: Blizzard Treat. See? For every down there’s an up. Er… I mean for every up, a down. Well, you get the idea. And I just finished another blog post: Blizzard Treat.
One day last December, a DQ® restaurant in Brownsville, Tenn., had an interesting random act of kindness occur that created a chain reaction that was both surprising and heart-warming to the DQ staff and the customers in the drive-thru lane. It all began with one man who, upon approaching the DQ employee at the drive-thru window, asked what the total of the bill was for the person in the car behind him, then paid that bill as well as his own.
When the employee told the person in the car behind that the bill was already paid for, that person asked for the total of the order for person in the car behind him and paid that bill. The same scenario continued, car after car, throughout the entire lunch rush. There were 20 cars in all involved in the extraordinary and unforgettable day.
Have you ever received a random act of kindness?
The word around the rumor mill is that a number of DQ® stores are giving half-price offers to their customers for an entire day sometime this week in celebration of Customer Appreciation Day. Offers and dates vary by location, so I’d check out dq.com for details to find out what’s happening where. Does this mean I get to eat twice as many Blizzard® Treats?