One of the things I like about working in Eastwood (besides that I live nearby) is the fact that there is a Dairy Queen restaurant (should it even be called a restaurant?) near the office. I discovered it when I was frequenting this area during my application/interview times and my brother and I bought some Blizzards. When I was younger, there used to be a Dairy Queen stall in the mall near where we live, and we used to buy Blizzards there all the time — my favorite being M&M’s and Butterfinger. I remember these Blizzards being much larger than it is now…but that’s not my point.
It’s suffice to say that I love ice cream, ergo, I love Dairy Queen. During my second week at work, Grace and I managed to go to Dairy Queen about four times during that week. Brownie Temptation Blizzard = yum. Dairy Queen = happy food. :9
So earlier this week, I was really stressed with some of the work I had to do, so I deemed myself worthy of a Blizzard. When I got to Dairy Queen, I saw the big new sign of their Blizzard of the Month. I told myself I’d get one once the entire thing is over, and now it’s over, I finally got the chance to try…
According to the website:
Peppermint candy pieces and chocolate chunks, blended with creamy vanilla soft serve. Try one “Yule” love it!
The Peppermint Chip Blizzard is their Christmas Blizzard, and from the looks of it…it does look Christmas-sy, being red and all. Just as what the description says, it contains their creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream, mixed with chocolate chunks and peppermint candy pieces. The candy gives the ice cream a good crunch that nuts and crispies could. The chocolate gives it extra texture from the rough candy. I think they also put some peppermint flavor on the ice cream, hence the red coloring.
It’s not too sweet, thankfully. But it does have a weird taste in the mouth. At first I thought it tasted like medicine, but I realized it was only the peppermint. Eh? It’s not unpleasant…in fact, you’d get used to the taste after a few spoonfuls. It’s just very…cold. Okay, that’s a silly description given that it’s ice cream. But seriously, the peppermint gives the dessert even more coolness — I half expected to get brain freeze after eating the 12oz cup.
All in all, the Yule Flip Peppermint Chip Blizzard is an okay treat. It’s not a favorite, but it’s nice to eat it once in a while. If you’re not fond of mint, then I don’t think you’d enjoy this. ^^;
This Blizzard is available at all Dairy Queens for the Christmas season I think, starting at P99 for a 12oz cup (it’s not available for 9oz, so no small treats. You could share, though :D).
Ahh. This is enough Dairy Queen for now. I’m going to need Miracle burn after all the dairy I consumed this week. Ergh. :-s