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Say Hello To Dairy Queen’s Reese’s Brownie Blizzard (Videos)


By Cooking Panda

Dairy Queen killed it this summer with their outstanding Blizzards of the Month, and autumn is proving to be no different.

During the month of October, the ice cream chain will be serving up Royal Reese’s Brownie Blizzards, so grab your sweet tooth and get ready for a serious dose of chocolate-peanut butter perfection.

The best part? There’s an extra surprise nestled in the ice cream’s core.

“There’s something hiding inside the new Royal Reese’s Brownie BLIZZARD of the Month,” DQ wrote in a Facebook post. “Dig into a center of peanut butter surrounded by Reese’s cups and brownie pieces blended in world-famous vanilla soft serve. … Fans, this is not a trick. There is EVEN MORE peanut butter inside the NEW Royal Reese’s Brownie BLIZZARD of the Month.”

The company went on to say that the dessert should be served upside down. If not, the next one is free at participating locations.

Brand Eating notes that there are 850 calories in a small size, with 41 grams of fat, 562 milligrams of sodium, 105 grams of carbohydrates and 19 grams of protein — but hey, you weren’t planning on downing one of these for your health, were you?

Also headed to a DQ near you is the Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket, which has been around before but is coming back for a short time. With honey barbeque sauce-coated crispy chicken strips, fries, Texas Toast and ranch dip, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

“Our chicken strips are not ordinary,” Barry Westrum, executive vice president of marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation, said in a statement when the chicken strips debuted in January, according to Meat and Poultry. “We hear over and over that we have the best chicken strips anywhere. Now we’ve added this incredible new flavor profile that is sure to be a huge hit with our fans. Nothing we do is ordinary.”

Sources: Brand Eating, Meat and Poultry / Featured Image: m01229/Flickr

Tags: Blizzard, Dairy Queen, new Dairy Queen October, peanut butter brownie, Reese's blizzard
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Dairy Queen’s Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Is Here! (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

Big things are happening at Dairy Queen, y’all!

In September, your favorite blended ice cream chain expanded its offerings and is now selling the Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard and DQ Bakes Molten Lava Cake a la Mode, and it’s a dream come true!

On top of that, last year’s seasonal Pumpkin Pie Blizzard has returned as September’s Blizzard of the Month, according to QSR Magazine.

The pumpkin dessert blends vanilla soft serve ice cream with real pieces of pumpkin pie, and the whole thing gets topped with nutmeg and whipped cream to bring home that whole pie experience.

A reviewer from Brand Eating noted in a 2011 report that this creation is delectable and tastes just like the real thing, considering it has the spices, actual pie filling and a satisfying texture from the cool ice cream and crunchy shortbread-style pie crust.

But if rich chocolate cake is more your thing, you might be interested in the Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard, which consists of chocolate cake pieces, fudge frosting, and choco chunks all blended with vanilla soft serve, notes QSR.

They also debuted the Molten Lava Cake a la Mode, which looks just stupendous and starts with warm chocolate cake filled with fudge and served with vanilla soft serve with hot fudge on top.

“These treats are the perfect balance between a velvety, rich chocolate cake and cold, creamy DQ signature soft serve which adds a DQ twist to the traditional chocolate cake experience,” said Maria Hokanson, executive vice president of marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation, according to QSR Magazine.

“The Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard Treat and Molten Lava Cake a la Mode are the chocolate cake desserts our Fans have been waiting for. It’s definitely chocolate season at DQ in September,” adds Hokanson.

I mean … isn’t chocolate always in season, though?

Sources: QSR Magazine, Brand Eating / Featured Image: WestportWiki/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Brand Eating, Dairy Queen via Delish

Tags: Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard, Blizzard of the Month, Dairy Queen, DQ Bakes Molten Lava Cake a la Mode, Pumpkin Pie Blizzard
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QUIZ: Would You Rather — DQ Blizzard Edition


By Cooking Panda

Whether trips to Dairy Queen were a tradition of your childhood, or you still make it to the old-school joint on a regular basis, you most likely have memories of slurping a cold Blizzard from a blue paper cup, trying to get the thick ice cream through the straw. Take this poll to pick your favorite Blizzard flavors, and you just might find yourself hopping in the car to hurry to the drive-thru.

Featured image credit: Tim Anderson/Flickr

Tags: blizzards, Dairy Queen, DQ, Quiz, would you rather
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Dairy Queen Debuts A ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Blizzard (Photo)


By Cooking Panda

Dairy Queen is helping to promote the new “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” movie in the sweetest, most delicious way possible.

Foodbeast reports that Dairy Queen’s new Blizzard, which is called the Guardians Awesome Mix, features Brookies (a great name for a mashup of brownies and cookies, if I do say so myself) combined with vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate chunks.

The Guardians Awesome Mix Blizzard isn’t the only Guardians-themed item DQ is sharing with fans. There’s also a snack-type meal called “Guardian Snacks,” which includes a Mini Blizzard, three hot pretzel sticks and a side of queso. But there’s more …

Starting April 26 at noon central time, Dairy Queen will begin giving out its 1,000 cassette tapes to those fans lucky enough to get to them fast enough. It’s called the “Mission Mixtape,” and it contains unofficial bonus tracks related to the movie. It’s also said to contain a special code for prizes, such as signed movie posters and Dairy Queen gift cards. I just hope you have an old cassette player lying around so that you can actually listen to it!

In a press release, Barry Westrum, executive vice president of marketing for Dairy Queen, says,” The Marvel collaboration allows us to bring our Fan Food philosophy to life in our new summer blockbuster Guardians Awesome Mix Blizzard treat. In the movie, the Guardians are stronger as a team. Likewise, we teamed up with Marvel to create a Fan favorite summer Blizzard treat flavor, mixing brownie and cookie pieces to create ‘Brookie’ pieces and combining them with caramel, choco chunks and DQ vanilla soft-serve.”

In return for this fun, attention-grabbing promo, Marvel is giving Dairy Queen some film time in the movie. There is reported to have been filming at both a retro version of DQ, and a newer version of DQ. Once April 26 rolls around, make sure and keep an eye out for #MissionMixtape to see what all the fuss is about. That is, if you don’t get your hands on a tape of your own.

Check out the movie when it hits theaters on May 5, and keep an eye out for Dairy Queen spottings!

Sources: Foodbeast, Dairy Queen / Photo Credit: BagoGames/Flickr, Dairy Queen

Tags: Dairy Queen, DQ Blizzards, Guardians Awesome Mix Blizzard, guardians of the galaxy
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Pregnant Woman Asks Dairy Queen Employees To Fix Messed Up Order, Pays The Price


By Cooking Panda

A pregnant woman is suing Dairy Queen after she was allegedly beaten by employees over a messed up Blizzard order at an Albuquerque store.

Angelika Coakley-Vargas says that she ordered a Georgia Mud Pudge Blizzard from the drive-thru while on a road trip with her fiancé, but instead she was given “some vanilla concoction.”

Her fiancé then went inside the store to get her some extra hot fudge for a small fee. Apparently that didn’t satisfy her craving, so she went inside herself to ask the workers to make a new Blizzard for her.

Coakley-Vargas said that when she went back inside to demand a new Blizzard, she slid the cup across the counter and it tipped over. She said that as she walked away, she heard an employee shout, “You f****** b****!”

Two employees then reportedly chased her down, pulled her hair, punched her, and scratched her outside of the store.

She told the employees that she was pregnant and they replied with, “I don’t give a f***.”

According to a female employee, Coakley-Vargas put her in a headlock, but according to Coakley-Vargas, she was attacked by the DQ employees first. 

Two witnesses said that they saw the employees attack Coakley-Vargas.

She is suing the company for “great pain and mental anguish” and “loss of enjoyment of life.”

Sources: NY Daily NewsInquisitr

Photo Credit: NY Daily News

Tags: Albuquerque, Attack, Dairy Queen, Lawsuit
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