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 pieces themselves were cinnamon flavored (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 that 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.