Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review: DQ Blizzard of the Month - Pumpkin Pie

When the calender rolled over to October 1st, B and I waited for Dairy Queen to advertise the new Blizzard of the Month.  We drove by several times, only to see that the poster still displayed September's flavor: Ooey Gooey Caramel Brownie.  Finally, we decided to take action.  I approached the counter to inquire, and discovered that Dairy Queen often waits to change displays until the first weekday of the month. This does not mean that the Blizzard of the Month is not available until the change in signage.  In honor of Canadian Thanksgiving, October's Blizzard Of The Month is Pumpkin Pie.
The DQ employees have graced us with a very photogenic Blizzard!
Having sampled President's Choice Pumpkin Pie ice cream a short time ago, it is difficult not to compare the two.  They are the same flavour, after all.  It is important to remember though, that Dairy Queen is a fast food establishment and uses their signature creamy soft serve as a base for their Blizzards.  They are in a completely different category than premium hard ice cream.
One of the "pie crust" pieces
Digging into our Blizzards, B and I discovered crunchy penny-sized pieces of what seemed to be a corn-based cereal.  Amongst the smooth light orange soft serve (flecked with brown spice bits and potential pumpkin puree) this created a satisfying texture.  We assume the crunchy cereal bits were marauding as pieces of pie crust, but in fairness felt that actual pie crust would  have become soft and unable to provide the satisfying crunch of the cereal bits.  The soft serve had a fairly complex pumpkin flavor, including nutmeg, more nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and maybe even mace. Also nutmeg. I concurred with B that the cereal bits could have been replaced with graham cookie pieces or some other spiced cookie to vault the Blizzard into the exceptional category.  But "love does not alter when it alteration finds".  The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is what it is, and I found the bottom of mine before B did.

Recommend to a friend? Get one before the month is over!
Repurchase? J: Yaaa B: Certainly

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