As much as I love ice cream, I will admit it has been a very long time since I’ve been to Dairy Queen. I used to go almost weekly a few years ago. While I always enjoyed their Blizzards, they never really “wow’d” me and I ended up not going anymore. So, after a long absence from DQ, I decided it was time to go back because for some reason (maybe it was because they used “extreme” in the name) Dairy Queen’s new Reese’s “Extreme” blizzard caught my eye and I had to try it.
The description of the blizzard is as follows: “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups & Reese’s Pieces Candy mixed with Peanut Butter & Chocolaty Topping all blended in our world-famous signature soft serve.” That’s a mouthful (no pun intended), but it sounds like a winning combination. I mean who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter inside their ice cream? I know I do.
The description says they use their signature vanilla base, but with all the chocolate and peanut butter components, I didn’t get much vanilla flavoring…which I’m more than fine with. The ice cream turned more into a peanut butter flavored ice cream that wasn’t overly sweet. I didn’t notice any whole Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in my ‘small’ serving, only shavings of them. While I didn’t notice many of them, I did taste plenty of chocolate in each bite. The one thing that I didn’t like were the Reese’s Pieces Candy. Now, I love the candy, but when you put them in ice cream, they tend to freeze and harden up. When they harden they become very unpleasant which was the case here.
So, was this blizzard worth coming out of DQ retirement and trying? Unfortunately not. The fact that they called this an “extreme” blizzard makes you think you’re going to get something, wait for it, extreme. This blizzard just didn’t have it. With the brick like Reese’s Pieces Candy, I have a hard time saying I even enjoyed this blizzard. I’d say if you’re interested in trying it, it’s worth a try. Just don’t get your hopes up too high. Rating: 6/10.