Blizzards and oreos in everything

I am a little sheepish to be writing my second post in a row about DQ blizzards and new oreos. It appears that I have nothing else exciting going on in my life right now! For theRed velvet second installment in my personal “I will try every flavor Blizzard of the Month in 2016 challenge”, as expected and dreaded, I had to eat a red velvet blizzard. This will now also be known as, the most boring blizzard ever. In fact, it was so dull and boring that I didn’t hate it. Not being a fan of red velvet cake OR cream cheese, I was not looking forward to this month and purchased a mini blizzard, rather than my usual small.  If I had eaten this blizzard with my eyes closed, I would think I was eating vanilla soft serve with something mushy in it. It needed chocolate chips or sprinkles or SOMETHING for texture and/or flavor. Therefore, a giant thumbs down to the boring red velvet blizzard.  I am hoping that the March BofM will be inspired by St. Patrick’s Day and will therefore be minty.  I do love my mint!

Last week was one of those weeks that was packed full of mundane tasks: house cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry, etc. The one bright spark in my otherwise blah week was when I stumbled across a new, very confusing, limited edition flavor of oreos: filled cupcake chocolate flavor. I stared, puzzled at the packaging, trying to figure out what that Chocolate cupcake oreomeant.  So of course, I had to buy a package to investigate. As you can see from the picture (left), these oreos contain chocolate cream with a weird splodge (splodge, is that a word?) of vanilla cream in the middle of the chocolate. They taste nice, but I am not entirely sure I see the point.  As with all these limited edition oreos, I will buy these just once and then wait around for the next new flavor. Whatever that may be.

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Blizzards, Oreos, Snickers, Oh my!

Last night was the big night; the first of 12 DQ blizzards in 2016 (which will be a whopping 10 more than I consumed in 2015). January’s blizzard of the month is the possibly misnamed Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard. This chocolatey treat contains salted caramel truffles, toffee, fudge and chocolate chunks. As far as I am concerned, the so-called “truffles” had no flavor and could have been omitted entirely. In my opinion this blizzard tasted overwhelmingly of toffee, which is great for toffee lovers but not for a person who was more interested in the “salted caramel” side of things. In any case, I enjoyed this blizzard but will probably not order it again since I am not the biggest toffee lover. I am already nervous about February’s blizzard of the month. Last year it was red velvet and involved cream cheese, which I do not care for. Fingers crossed!

While we’re on the subject of new products, this was a big week for me. I tried the new Cinnamon Bun Oreos and the new Snickers Crisper. The Oreos were tasty and I particularly appreciated that the cookie pieceSnickers crispers themselves were cinnamon Oreoflavored (they are usually either chocolate or vanilla). The Snickers Crisper on the other hand, biggest disappointment ever. I have no idea how this product has anything to do with Snickers and I am baffled as to why this was introduced as part of the Snickers family and not as an entirely new candy bar, separate from the Snickers bar. I love the Snickers Squared candy bar thSnickers squaredat was introduced a few years ago; it is tasty and reminiscent of a snickers bar, albeit with slightly different flavors. In comparison, the Snickers Crisper is weak and no more than a glorified, not very good Rice Krispies Treat (no offense RKT, I do love you). I do love a good new product introduction though, and my eyes are always open.