Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on February 12th, 2013
We’re 48 hours away from that annual day when secret crushes are revealed and open crushes are affirmed. Naturally, as BlizzPrez, 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?
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on February 5th, 2013
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.
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on January 29th, 2013
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.
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?
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on January 15th, 2013
When I was a kid, I remember looking out the window on snow days and imagining our home was surrounded by soft serve. What’s more, I found that by lying upside down on my couch and squinting a little bit, I was suddenly before the largest Blizzard®Treat ever fashioned. And how perfect would it be both toget the day off and have to eat my way out of the house? You wouldn’t have to ask me twice to shovel.
When was the last time you were in a good old-fashioned snowball fight? How about a bad one? It’s kind of like dodgeball but way less organized. I was never super clear on the rules. I mean, in the movies, there are always victors who celebrate as the losers run home to their mothers. But how do you score points? How do you know when it’s over? When the other team runs home to their mothers. Fair enough. I guess you don’t have to understand everything about something in order to enjoy it. I could never explain how a Blizzard®Treat stays in the cup when you flip it upside down, but that won’t stop me from turning it right-side up and putting in my mouth. I still don’t like getting hit with snowballs, though.
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on January 1st, 2013
Here’s to new beginnings and a new Blizzard®of the Month: the Chocolate Candy Shop Blizzard Treat! Every bite of creamy vanilla soft serve blended with cocoa fudge and assorted mini chocolates (filled with hazelnut crème, fudge and caramel) is an invitation to do it again. And again. And again. Yes, a Blizz Prez could get used to this sort of thing. 2013 is off to a delicious start.
Posted by Blizz Prez under Blizzard on December 25th, 2012
The holiday season is a time for enjoying well-established family traditions, but also creating new ones. This year, I came up with a new theme for our big get-together. Picture this winter wonderland: instead of wrapped presents, our tree is surrounded by coolers stocked with Blizzard® Treats in anticipation of the upcoming gift exchange. My mom strings together red spoon garland, while Cousin Steve folds DQ®cups into origami ornaments. Meanwhile, I invite carolers in for a spot by the fire and teach them my newly penned song, “Carol of the Treats” (sample lyrics: “Here, have a treat/ So fun to eat/ Refreshingly cool/ Blizzard Treats rule”). I think it’s a beautiful Blizz Prez Family tradition in the making. Happy holidays, everybody!
When I think back to when I was a child, all of my holiday memories are happy ones. Wonderful meals, Christmas carols playing and family gatherings made for a very special time of year.
One of the traditions that I enjoyed the most was the search for the perfect Christmas tree. My grandparents lived on a 100-acre farm and it was a tradition to go into the forest to hunt for and cut down the perfect tree. The entire family would join – aunts, uncles, cousins – and we’d make a day of it.
Some of the grandkids would ride in the bucket of my grandfather’s tractor and others would be pulled in a sled behind a snowmobile. The cold weather and snow didn’t stop us; in fact it made it even more fun!
After the perfect trees were found, they’d be loaded into the tractor bucket and brought back to the farm house. My grandmother would have hot cocoa and fresh baked cookies waiting for us. Nothing warmed rosy cheeks and cold hands better than Grandma’s treats.
Now that I have my own children, the tradition of cutting down a tree is one that I have carried on. Although we no longer have a family farm, there are several tree farms in our area that offer a great experience. Its lots of fun to hop on the back of a tractor-pulled wagon and go out into the forest and find the perfect (or not-so-perfect) tree that will grace our home for the season. It’s that time of year for my family and I to go out and get our tree and I can hardly wait to make the trip.
What holiday traditions have you carried on since your childhood?