What is it?
One of two returning Blizzard Treats available on Dairy Queen’s Summer Blizzard Menu. The Cotton Candy Blizzard blends vanilla soft serve with cotton candy-flavored topping and sprinkles.
How is it?
If you love cotton candy and ice cream then you will swoon. My Blizzard was well crafted with both the cotton candy topping and sprinkles mixed evenly throughout. That said, the occasional errant sugar surge did send my sweet tooth veering into oncoming traffic on the Candy Land Super Highway.
The sprinkles are crunchy but ephemeral and remind me of Pop Rocks —- hold the pop. Not once did they become uncomfortable to bite, and they added a small about of needed textural contrast. I will say that, for some, this may fall short of their expectations. While DQ almost perfectly captures the essence of cotton candy, I wish it did a little more. Another mix-in to add just a bit more texture while also dialing back the sweetness a tad would elevate this for me.
Of course, I have probably been branded a heretic for saying so by Cotton Candy’s devotees.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Fun Fact #1: Cotton Candy was invented by a dentist.
Fun Fact #2: Like vegetables in your ice cream? No? I didn’t think I did either. Interestingly enough, the Cotton Candy Blizzard uses vegetable juice, purple sweet potato, radish, and red cabbage for color. It only takes a product 1/3rd sugar by weight to get me to eat my vegetables!
If the idea of cotton candy flavored ice creams sounds at all appealing then you will thoroughly enjoy, if not fall in love, with this Blizzard. Sometimes simple is best, and while not my favorite flavor on the Summer Menu, I have…cottoned to this candy.
Purchased Price: $2.99
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Mini) 390 calories, 16 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 125 milligrams of sodium, 55 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 50 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.