Fall is officially here with the leaves changing and that beautifully crisp smell in the air. It’s by far my favorite season and this year it’s extra sweet. Dairy Queen asked me to share in a national taste test by sampling their TWO new September Blizzard of the Month treats, the all new Apple Pie Blizzard and and the classic Pumpkin Pie Blizzard.
DAIRY QUEEN BLIZZARD BATTLE
In true fan-loving form, DQ is asking fans across America to decide which flavor reins supreme. And we’re making it personal. We’ve teamed up with the mayors of two towns known for their apples and pumpkins, Wenatchee, Washington, known for apples and Caro, Michigan, known for pumpkins, for this Blizzard Battle.
The mayors are placing a friendly wager on which flavor will come out on top. The town with the most votes will become the Official Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat or Apple Pie Blizzard Treat Capital of the World. The losing mayor buys the winning Blizzard treat for both communities. Watch the mayors’ wager and town residents cheering for their side here.
Not only do you receive tasty ice-cream but it’s topped with a generous helping of whipped cream. Yummm. I picked up a friend for a tasty treat on an unbelievable gorgeous fall day in Duluth, MN and we set to work with the taste testing. These Blizzard flavors didn’t disappoint. Both the Apple Pie Blizzard and the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard were amaaaaazing.
The Apple Pie Blizzard had real chunks of perfectly baked apple, just the right taste of cinnamon and real pieces of pie crust mixed together with the creamy, vanilla soft serve. The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard also included the amazingly crisp pie crust pieces as well as that unmistakable pumpkin pie flavor with just the right spices mixed together. How to choose?
MY FRIEND’S PICK:
It took me a while longer to make my choice. I truly loved both. The pumpkin reminded me of the ice cream pumpkin pie dessert that my mother-in-law makes. The apple reminded me of my mom’s homemade pie. Yes, I was torn between mother and mother-in-law. That’s a tricky place to be.
Ultimately I agreed with my friend. Although both were divine, the Apple Pie Blizzard reminded me most of eating actual pie and not just an ice-cream dessert. Not to mention that this time of year leaves me craving everything APPLE. I can patiently wait for Thanksgiving to have my pumpkin pie.
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE
Care to take the challenge yourself? Head to your local Dairy Queen and then cast your vote! You won’t be disappointed.
Disclosure: I received a gift in exchange for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.