Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday

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garryd451
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Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Tue, 04/26/05 9:03 PM
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Dairy Queen recently did an promotion about the Blizzard's 20th Birthday. I think the Blizzard is alot older than 20 years, I remember as a kid in the early 1960's that Dairy Queen had Blizzards. anyone else remembers this?

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Tue, 04/26/05 9:32 PM
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Got both blizzards and mr. misty's in the 60's...always gave me a headache.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Tue, 04/26/05 9:47 PM
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The Blizzard was re-introduced in the summer of '85, after having been off the menu for quite some time. I don't know why I remember this, other than the fact that I ate a lot of them that summer.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Tue, 04/26/05 11:25 PM
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Originally posted by Lucky Bishop

The Blizzard was re-introduced in the summer of '85, after having been off the menu for quite some time. I don't know why I remember this, other than the fact that I ate a lot of them that summer.


That sounds right to me... I was in my early teens then and remember Blizzards being "new".

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 07/20/05 8:18 AM
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I remember when the Blizzard was offered as a really thick shake with no add-ins and also you could get a Blizzard Float which was a very thick shake with a stream of solid ice cream in the middle - this was back in the late 60's into the 70's

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 07/20/05 8:26 AM
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Jeff, Dairy Queen called that thick shake with the ice cream added A Boston Shake. They put sundae topping on the ice cream part!

I haven't had a Mr Misty in a long time, but the pain of 'Brain Freeze" comes back to me as if it was yesterday. I get that also from Sonic's Fruit-Slushes (cherry-lime or strawberry-lemon)

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 07/20/05 8:53 AM
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Dairy Queen has really improved their menu, image and quality in recent years. One of the few chains that seem to get better. I like their food as well as their ice cream. The new facilities that I have seen them build is very nice.

I also recall the blizzard back in the mid 60's. It was good then and they are good now.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 07/20/05 9:41 AM
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I bought chocolate chip banana blizzards in Champaign, IL in 1975. They were delicious.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 07/20/05 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by tsores

I bought chocolate chip banana blizzards in Champaign, IL in 1975. They were delicious.


Their new commercial compaign ("I have learned to speak 'bee'") almost has me ready to go and get some DQ. That's funny stuff.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 07/20/05 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


Jeff, Dairy Queen called that thick shake with the ice cream added A Boston Shake. They put sundae topping on the ice cream part!

I haven't had a Mr Misty in a long time, but the pain of 'Brain Freeze" comes back to me as if it was yesterday. I get that also from Sonic's Fruit-Slushes (cherry-lime or strawberry-lemon)


I don't remember the Dairy Queens in my area ever having Boston Shakes. But I do remember the Tastee Frezes having Boston Shakes.

Just a side note:
Niles, New Buffalo and Dowagiac Michigan in my area of Michigan had Dairy Queens.

But most rest of the Towns around us had Tastee Freezes!

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Thu, 07/21/05 7:25 PM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


Jeff, Dairy Queen called that thick shake with the ice cream added A Boston Shake. They put sundae topping on the ice cream part!



I never heard of a Boston Shake - I remember the sign that promoted the Blizzard Float as a very thick shake with more ice cream - this was in Hightstown NJ.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Fri, 07/22/05 4:06 PM
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I don't remember the Blizzards back in the 60's but I do remember them when they came out in 1985. Our daughter was in the Christmas Parade and we were standing across the street from the Dairy Queen. People around us were getting Blizzards so we had to join the crowd and there we stood eating Blizzards in mid December outside watching the parade.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Sat, 07/23/05 6:16 PM
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I thought Blizzards were a more recent ice cream treat. I was wondering what folks' favorite Blizzard combos are. My favorite is Reese's PB cup in chocolate ice cream. Mr. D-L and I like to ride around out in the country on a summer evening and share a Blizzard. I feed him every other spoonful while he drives, and I get to finish all the melty part in the bottom since it gets too drippy and messy to feed him at that point.

Has anyone ever ordered a Blizzard with DQ's frozen yogurt? I've never even tried their yogurt, but wondered if a Blizzard would have less calories made with it rather than the soft-serve.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Thu, 07/28/05 2:43 AM
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Loved the blizzards in the 60's. My son loves them now

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Tue, 08/30/05 5:25 PM
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

Dairy Queen has really improved their menu, image and quality in recent years. One of the few chains that seem to get better. I like their food as well as their ice cream. The new facilities that I have seen them build is very nice.


I agree.
Dairy Queen has made amazing improvements. The style of the Brazier nowadays gives it a clean, fresh and inviting look. I never thought Dairy Queen would leave the old roadside diner look; they did a nice job doing so. Dairy Queen now meets and exceeds other fast food restaurants with their menu. What other fast food restaurant can provide delicious ice-cream treats with a large (now more variety) food menu that meets the need of many consumers' variety of taste? Has anyone been to the latest: DQ Grill and Chill? It has a classic, warm and inviting atmosphere. Step up from the Brazier. They offer quesadillas, wraps, and other menu items not offered at the Braziers.
I love the Oreo Blizzard in vanilla ice-cream.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Tue, 08/30/05 6:25 PM
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Originally posted by FeedYourFace

quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

Dairy Queen has really improved their menu, image and quality in recent years. One of the few chains that seem to get better. I like their food as well as their ice cream. The new facilities that I have seen them build is very nice.


I agree.
Dairy Queen has made amazing improvements. The style of the Brazier nowadays gives it a clean, fresh and inviting look. I never thought Dairy Queen would leave the old roadside diner look; they did a nice job doing so. Dairy Queen now meets and exceeds other fast food restaurants with their menu. What other fast food restaurant can provide delicious ice-cream treats with a large (now more variety) food menu that meets the need of many consumers' variety of taste? Has anyone been to the latest: DQ Grill and Chill? It has a classic, warm and inviting atmosphere. Step up from the Brazier. They offer quesadillas, wraps, and other menu items not offered at the Braziers.
I love the Oreo Blizzard in vanilla ice-cream.


I agree, the only Fast Food place that come close is Culver's!

http://www.culvers.com/

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 08/31/05 9:05 AM
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Originally posted by garryd451

I agree, the only Fast Food place that come close is Culver's!

http://www.culvers.com/



Ha! Good point Garry. Although, Culver's does lack nostalgia, and customizable ice-cream cakes. Nostalgia will come with time. It's just not the same ice-cream stand story as Dairy Queen; but that's not what makes a good quality restaurant either.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 08/31/05 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by FeedYourFace

quote:
Originally posted by garryd451

I agree, the only Fast Food place that come close is Culver's!

http://www.culvers.com/



Ha! Good point Garry. Although, Culver's does lack nostalgia, and customizable ice-cream cakes. Nostalgia will come with time. It's just not the same ice-cream stand story as Dairy Queen; but that's not what makes a good quality restaurant either.


I really have to agree that no other company from the 1950's have survive and thrive like Dairy Queen. When I was a kid back in the 1950's, we had more Tastee Freezes around here than Dairy Queens, today all the Tastte Freeze are gone!

All the A&W's and all the Dog-Suds are gone too!

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Tue, 07/22/08 10:40 AM
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Thanks for bringing up the subject. The Blizzards at DQ in the 60's and into the early 70's were in a milkshake cup (tall). They used to give you a long spoon as well as a straw to consume it. They were nothing like the current ones. Don't get me wrong, I like the Blizzards they have now, but you can get the same thing (under different names) in hundreds of other softserve places.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 07/23/08 1:43 PM
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Wow, this one brings back memories and it's kind of nice to see an old thread revived. I didn't realize that Blizzards had been around earlier; very interesting. I very much remember their introduction in 1985. I was in graduate school and my apartment complex was across the street from a Dairy Queen. Believe me, I was often literally scraping up the change to afford a Blizzard as an occasional treat (the life of a poor graduate student!) It truly was a treat, and way back in those days, a Blizzard seemed sinfully indulgent.

And now it is 2008...and you can get a soft serve mix-in just about anywhere. Not quite the same!

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Wed, 07/23/08 2:03 PM
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We didn't have Dairy Queens when I grew up in NY. But, I made good use of them after moving to Texas.

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Sun, 01/18/09 5:39 PM
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In the 90's the DQ's in our area had an option of the reg soft serve or a low fat. I can't remember what they called the blizzard version using the low fat ice cream. Maybe I do was it the breeze

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RE: Dairy Queen's Blizzard 20th Birthday - Mon, 01/19/09 9:32 AM
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I'm the bookkeeper for a Dairy Queen.  It's a family business that we've had since 1974.

It seems to me that last year the origin of the Blizzard was printed on the cups they were served in.  I'd have to look it up again, but I believe they were initially served in the early 1950s but called something else.  Then in 1985 the company brought them back and christened them "Blizzards."