REVIEW: Dairy Queen Girl Scout Thin Mints Blizzard

Dairy Queen Girl Scouts Thin Mints Blizzard Cup

What is the Girl Scout Thin Mints Blizzard?

It is part of Dairy Queen’s Summer Blizzard Menu, which is available two months before summer begins and includes this offering as the only new flavor of the six. As you surely have surmised by the name, this Blizzard includes vanilla soft serve with Girl Scout Thin Mints cookies and, importantly, as I will explain, cool mint.

How is it?

Dairy Queen Girl Scouts Thin Mints Blizzard Top

Before I get to the taste, I must assure you that the accompanying photos are indeed of the correct Blizzard. When it was delivered to my table, complete with an enthusiastic upside-down flip from a friendly DQ employee, I figured perhaps a mistake had been made as I stared down at my oddly grayish treat. So, I think for the first time in my life, I made a deliberate attempt to smell a Blizzard, and it definitely had that familiar Thin Mints aroma.

Dairy Queen Girl Scouts Thin Mints Blizzard Color

Confident that my order was right but still a bit perplexed by the color, I dug in. It tasted even better than it smelled and much better than it looked. This is coming from someone who likes Thin Mint cookies but doesn’t love them (and no, I even don’t love them straight from the freezer). Thin Mints are good — they are cookies, after all — but when I get guilted into buying Girl Scout cookies on a trip to the grocery store, I usually pick other varieties. So, this Blizzard had to prove its worthiness to me.

If it simply had Thin Mints blended in, even perhaps with some chocolate, then I think it would be pretty average. But with the addition of cool mint, which in the ingredients on the DQ website is listed as creme de menthe topping, it jumps up several levels. The flavor is a bit mintier than simply biting into a Thin Mint, but it is by no means overpowering, so the chocolate and more subdued mintiness of the cookie is still there.

Dairy Queen Girl Scouts Thin Mints Blizzard Spoon

Thin Mints also have a great texture for Blizzards, as they are not too crunchy but firm enough to hold up well in the ice cream. I was a bit surprised how much I liked this, especially given my neutral stance on Thin Mints.

Anything else you need to know?

I really cannot fully explain why my Blizzard was more gray than green, although the green color in the DQ advertising is somewhat muted, so the color difference was not that great after comparing the two. Plus, my Blizzard did get a bit greener as I got toward the bottom, so an uneven mix was likely at play too. But I don’t buy a Blizzard to look at it, so if it tastes good, I don’t care what color it is.

Conclusion:

If you really dislike Thin Mints, then take a gander at the five other options on the summer menu, but if you like Thin Mints even a little bit, then I think you’ll give this one a big thumbs up. And if you really love Thin Mints, you might even use both thumbs.

Purchased Price: $4.79
Size: Medium
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Medium) 900 calories, 32 grams of fat, 21 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 65 milligrams of cholesterol, 460 milligrams of sodium, 137 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 102 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of protein.

21 thoughts to “REVIEW: Dairy Queen Girl Scout Thin Mints Blizzard”

    1. You can always ask for blizzard with cheesecake pieces and with raspberries (that theyre using for another summer blizzard this year), will pretty much give you the same flavor minus the other berries.

    1. It’s the black/super dark chocolate cookie mixed with the vanilla causing the off putting color. I am guess This wasn’t made by real Girl Scouts.

      1. Hmm, I would think that they HAVE to be actual thin mint cookies if they are advertising it as such.

      2. “I am guess This wasn’t made by real Girl Scouts.” Well, considering how damn bad their cookies are now compared to the cookies years ago, that’s not a bad thing, IMHO.

        1. Not surprisingly, there’s a huge surplus of leftover cookies this year. As you said, the quality has went down. And the price keeps going up.

          If they don’t lower their prices, they’re gonna have a whole lot of cookies to eat!

        2. Interesting you’ve experienced that. I haven’t noticed a change in quality personally, but I do have strong preferences between ABC and Little Brownie Bakers. That’s ignoring the comparitive lack of vegan options from LBC.

  1. I bought a Girl Scout Thin Mint blizzard at a Dairy Queen in El Paso, Tx. and found it had the green look, cookie and smell of mint. It was really good. I bought a GS Thin Mint Blizzard at the Silver City, NM and noted that it was grey in color, lacked flavor and did not have any minty taste. Disappointing. Why is this ?

  2. Bought one of these yesterday at a DQ here in my town, and found it darned near lurid in its green-ness.

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