Forgiveness. It feels good.
It also tastes like chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers, and more chocolate.
After my last couple of experiences with S’mores and Oreos, I felt a little betrayed. “S’mores” has gotten dangerously close to “Pumpkin Spice” on the overdone flavors scale in recent months, and Nabisco didn’t exactly hit its most recent cookie out of the park. But when I heard about Dairy Queen’s new co-Blizzard of the Month flavor, I was willing to give this once-promising relationship another try–although someone should tell Dairy Queen that nobody makes s’mores in April.
The Oreo S’mores Blizzard contains Oreo cookies, mini marshmallow-filled chocolate bars, graham cracker pieces and marshmallow topping, all blended with vanilla soft serve. I’ll admit, I was a bit worried at first that this Blizzard simply had too much going on. “S’mores and Oreos?! I think I just felt my heart stop,” I said to myself. Then the DQ cashier told me I either needed to place my order or get the hell out of the restaurant.
The texture of the Oreo S’mores Blizzard is fantastic. It’s gritty and dense, unlike some Blizzard treats that end up being a bit more on the runny side. Although my Blizzard wasn’t perfectly blended (the heavier ingredients seemed to gradually dwindle about halfway through), there was still a pretty good flavor distribution throughout.
The Oreo chunks are plentiful and provide a great chocolate flavor without being overpowering. I was pleasantly surprised with how well they mixed with the traditional s’mores ingredients. The graham pieces add a noticeable honey flavor, and their granular texture helps to hold the Blizzard together. I would have preferred some larger graham cracker chunks to bring out the taste a bit more, but the pieces are really good as-is.
The mini chocolate bars and marshmallow topping are what take this Blizzard to another level. I tried a chocolate bar on its own and tasted both rich milk chocolate and the sweetness of marshmallows. DQ even put its logo on each individual bar, which is a wonderful touch. The marshmallow topping was mixed well throughout my Blizzard, and it somehow manages to stand out as its own distinct flavor, rather than just another sugary component.
All of the ingredients in the Oreo S’mores Blizzard work surprisingly well together. The graham pieces, mini chocolate bars, and marshmallow topping blend perfectly to reflect the taste of a real s’more. The Oreos, for their part, add a taste that is different without being overpowering.
Thanks for making me believe again, Dairy Queen. S’mores and Oreos, I just can’t stay mad at you.
|Item:||Dairy Queen Oreo S’mores Blizzard|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$3.49 at Dairy Queen|
|Size:||12 oz. cup (335.47 g)|
|Nutrition Facts (size–Small):||830 calories, 330 calories from fat, 37 grams of fat, 19 grams of saturated fat, 390 milligrams of sodium, 112 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 87 grams of sugar, 13 grams of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||The combination of Oreos and s’mores is one for the ages. Mini chocolate bars and marshmallow topping steal the show. Oreos were good without being overwhelming. Graham pieces had nice honey taste, but could have used more of them. Everybody deserves a second chance. Breaking up with junk food is hard to do.|
|Overall Score:||9 out of 10|
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