Monday, January 25, 2010

It's a blizzard

A very popular Dairy Queen treat is the Blizzard Treat, which is soft-serve mechanically blended with add-in ingredients such as sundae toppings and/or pieces of cookies, brownies, or candy. It has been a staple on the menu since its introduction in 1985, a year in which Dairy Queen sold 100 million Blizzards. The Blizzard was invented by Sam Temperato, Ted Drews, and Wil Stiles. It is traditionally served upside down to prove the thickness. The most popular Blizzard flavors include Skor Bars, Oreo Cookies, chocolate chip cookie dough, M&M's (Smarties in Canada), Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Heath bar, Kit Kat, and Butterfinger. Seasonal flavors are also available such as October's Pumpkin Pie.

My favorite blizzard, the only one I ever eat and then only every other year or two, is the pumpkin pie blizzard. Because it's PUMPKIN!! I love all things pumpkin. Has anyone else gotten heartburn from pumpkin pie? That makes me feel old. I used to be able to eat it just fine, but I digress.

A blizzard is also a storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds.

Would anyone care to guess which blizzard I am "enjoying" this evening?

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Tomorrow night my Irish class has a guest teacher - like a real teacher, not just me. That means I'm going to learn something, which is very exciting to me. I'm really looking forward to it. So help me if this endless winter affects our class tomorrow!

5 comments:

Howard Bagby said...

I don't eat Blizzards very often, but I usually get Butterfinger when I do. Of course, my inner Jack Benny looks at the cost and tells me for that much money it would be cheaper to buy ice cream at Wal-Mart. I hope you have a good turnout for your class.

A piece of news said...

I am the SAME way! I either count the calorie cost or the money cost on things like that...most things, to be honest.

Rose said...

I enjoy both kinds of blizzards...to a degree. We had snow and wind yesterday but the day before had been so warm that snow melted for the longest time. We had about an inch at midnight but the wind blew it every which way and you cannot tell that there was that much now.

Rambling Woods said...

I like the one with Oreos in it.. Yummy...

allthingsjuice said...

I'm not usually a blizzard girl, but I got a Georgia Mud Pie one when visiting my sister. Bliss!