REVIEW: Sonic Oreo Big Scoop Cookie Dough Blast

Sonic Oreo Big Scoop Cookie Dough Blast Big Scoop

I recently stumbled across something on the internet suggesting that Missouri actually has 12 seasons. Right now, we are in the Spring of Deception, which is past Fool’s Spring and Second Winter, and just ahead of Third Winter, the Pollening, and Actual Spring. As funny as this is, it is also hauntingly accurate.

And here in the Spring of Deception, the weather has been in the upper 60s and lower 70s, which means it is a perfectly reasonable time to try Sonic’s new Oreo Big Scoop Cookie Dough Blast. (We have a chance of snow next weekend, which will usher in Third Winter, but I suppose there are plenty of people who say there is never a bad time for frozen desserts. Then there are those who crave ice cream even more when it’s cold; if you’re in either of these camps, please ignore my preamble.)

Here’s the bottom line about this Blast: I would gleefully consume this thing in real Winter, even the one we just got out of where we spent days in a row without the temperature getting above 0. It is just that good.

Sonic Oreo Big Scoop Cookie Dough Blast Diggin In

Sonic describes its new offering as “Real Ice Cream blended with cookie dough bites then topped with even more cookie dough bites, Oreo cookie pieces, and a big scoop of Oreo chocolate chip cookie dough.”

The first thing of note is that this is a legit Oreo cookie dough scoop. A fat golfball-sized chunk of tongue-numbingly delicious dough takes up a great deal of real estate on top of the Blast, meaning that it is quite possible to nick a nice spoonful with every bite. I’ve never had Oreo cookie dough, but from what I can tell, it’s like if some lovable klutz knocked a handful of Oreo into the batch of chocolate chip cookie dough they were whipping up in the mixer. In other words, divine.

Then, peppered around the dough mountain is a large amount of crumbled Oreo along with more dough pellets.

Sonic Oreo Big Scoop Cookie Dough Blast Cookie Dough Closeup

And here’s where I’ll explain why, while this thing is tremendous, it’s not perfect— the cookie dough pieces are a bit weird. They are VERY uniform in shape and size, which makes me wonder about their origin story. Additionally, the texture is a bit odd. Contrasted with the Oreo’s crunch and Sonic’s vanilla ice cream’s smooth creaminess, the cookie dough pieces come across as almost gummy.

Sonic Oreo Big Scoop Cookie Dough Blast Spoon

But it’s a small quibble, really, as there is plenty of other magic happening in this styrofoam cylinder to make me forgive such a minor transgression.

You’ll also note that the nutrition is, well, maybe don’t even look at that. Because honestly, if you’re eating this, you know what you’re getting into. But I will suggest that I got a small, and I was actually satisfied eating about a fourth of it. This feels like the sort of thing you might want to split with a significant other. You could also probably make multiple desserts out of it.

No matter what you do, though, you should definitely make a plan to eat one. You’ll be glad you did.

Purchased Price: $4.79
Size: Small
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 820 calories, 50 grams of fat, 21 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 95 milligrams of cholesterol, 520 milligrams of sodium, 106 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 65 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of protein.

17 thoughts to “REVIEW: Sonic Oreo Big Scoop Cookie Dough Blast”

  1. Long-time listener (er, reader); first-time caller (er, poster), here…

    While not a comment regarding the actual Blast in question, just felt inspired to say that I got a HUGE kick out of your first paragraph, referring to the 12 seasons of Missouri: including the “Spring of Deception”, “Fool’s Spring”, “Second Winter”, etc. Being a lifelong Chicagoan, I can relate a bit.

    Now, off to chuckle some more…

    1. That’s interesting as I thought it completely unnecessary – I kept thinking “just get to the point already… it’s a fast-food review, not Gone With The Wind.”

      Vive la difference.

      1. @Holly May: That was supposed to be a smiley face, BTW. Why it appeared as a question-mark is beyond me. Stupid phone.

  2. I avoid anything with cookie dough in it like the motherf’ing plague! I still remember watching in horror when Robert from Everybody Loves Raymond took a tube of cookie dough and unwrapped it like a banana and ate it!!!

  3. I love “Everybody Loves Raymond”! Watch re-runs of it, pretty much every weeknight. Huge fan, here, in general, of several old sitcoms.

      1. Why, yes…you assume correctly! I’m a long-time fan of “Seinfeld”, as well as a handful of others that have long since gone syndication-only. ((smile))

        1. My friends growing up always got so sick of me quoting it every day or being like “Hey! This is just like that one episode of Seinfeld where yada, yada, yada…” (See what I did there?)

  4. I live in St Louis and literally laughed out loud at your weather analogy. You speak nothing but truth! Great review, BTW and now I will be trying this thing.

  5. I keep seeing the commercials for this and it looks so good! Cookie dough and Oreos are two of my favorite things. Sometimes that combination makes me do things I wouldn’t normally do (like travel around to four Targets to find Brookie-O Oreos!). I don’t care for Sonic’s food, but this review has convinced me to go there for the blast!

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