QUICK REVIEW: Dairy Queen’s Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard

Dairy Queen s Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard

Chocolate. Ice cream. Cake.

I’m not going out on much of a limb in declaring these to be some of the best things in life. Dairy Queen apparently agrees as they have dubbed September’s Blizzard of the Month, Best Chocolate Cake. The not so humbly named treat combines chocolate cake pieces with white icing and chocolate chunks nestled inside of cocoa fudge blended vanilla soft serve.

The site of chocolate islands awash in a turbulent sea of fudge-tinged ice cream invited me to become a willing castaway. Diving in, the cocoa fudge and chocolate chunks melded into a divine experience rich enough to make Count Chocula blush. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse as soon as my spoon included one of the titular cake pieces. See, the thing about a Blizzard unabashedly named Best Chocolate Cake is that it needs to wow you with, you guessed it, the chocolate cake.

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Instead of the promised white icing rich chocolate cake, my taste buds were met with a dull, lifeless dry husk. While providing a coarser texture than the smooth chocolate chunks and creamy base, it failed to deliver on any semblance of the word “best.” Instead, I found myself wishing that they were left out entirely. They felt like speed bumps in the middle of a chocolatey superhighway.

If the white icing exists then it lends nothing to the cake as it is completely overwhelmed by the, admittedly fantastic, chocolate flavor from the other elements. Worse yet, the cake pieces seemed to sink to the bottom and hamper the delayed gratification of the last mix-in laden bites that are typically my favorite part.

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Cake misstep aside, I very much enjoyed the Blizzard overall. If you can look past the ill-chosen moniker, the chocolate highs were more than enough to offset the dry cake lows. I hope to see the cocoa fudge and chocolate chunks play a role in future offerings sans cake pieces which are, in fact, not the best.

Purchased Price: $3.59
Size: Small
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Small) 830 calories, 350 calories from fat, 39 grams of fat, 18 grams of saturated fat, 1 grams of trans fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 310 milligrams of sodium, 111 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 89 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of protein.

12 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Dairy Queen’s Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard”

  1. I don’t understand why every Dairy Queen Blizzard is made with vanilla ice cream??? a Best Chocolate Cake Blizzard should be made with CHOCOALTE ICE CREAM and even the CHOCOLATE XTREME BLIZZARD is made with VANILLA ICE CREAM??? In what crazy world is a Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard made with vanilla ice cream??? and in case your wonder why I used so many question marks it is because Dairy Queen does have CHOCOLATE SOFT SERVE!!!! its not like Sonics where they have no choice but to mix syrup with vanilla to create a chocolate ice cream and there is no excuse for EVER SINGLE BLIZZARD to be made with a Vanilla base.

      1. Yea me too but I failed to mention that mybad but when if I do order a Blizzard its always with chocolate ice cream especially the oreo blizzard with chocolate ice cream is crazy delicious and the only time I go with the vanilla is when it comes to the Banana Split and the dearly missed Nerds Blizzard

    1. Not all Dairy Queen’s have chocolate soft serve. They don’t in El Paso, Texas and I wish they did as the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard with chocolate is delicious.

      1. Oh wow, that sounds fantastic. I guess I’ll have to go for round two this fall with the pumpkin pie. Thanks Mary 🙂

    2. When I worked at dairy Queen back in the day there were a couple of blizzards made with chocolate ice cream, but it doesn’t seem to be as firm of a base as the vanilla resulting in a runny blizzard

    1. I’ve never tried a shake from Portillo’s. Would you recommend the chocolate cake above the others?

  2. You can’t put the same old brownie in there and call it cake. Well I guess you can because that is what they did. Same old brownie blizzard with a new name. Cake and brownie are not the same thing. BIG disapointment.

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