REVIEW: Dairy Queen Reese’s Pieces Cookie Dough Blizzard

Dairy Queen Reese s Pieces Cookie Dough Blizzard Cup

What is the Dairy Queen Reese’s Pieces Cookie Dough Blizzard?

It’s the October Blizzard of the Month, and its name pretty much describes what it contains: Reese’s Pieces candy, chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter topping, and pumpkin-flavored soft serve. OK, it’s regular vanilla soft serve. Just checking to make sure you are really reading this part of the review.

How is it?

It’s good, but this one goes into the category of what I’ll call the Taco Bell-style of Blizzard. While Taco Bell has introduced some new items lately that are actually new, like the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco, most of its “new” introductions are just a slightly different combination of its core ingredients or the same combination from a few years ago that it thinks we forgot about. While Reese’s Pieces are not generally on the standard DQ menu, there have been countless Blizzards with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and/or cookie dough, so I can’t give the DQ folks many creativity points here.

I realize with the seasonal Blizzard menus, the Blizzard of the Month (which is sometimes more than one), and other new Blizzards throughout the year that every Blizzard can’t be a mind-blowing creation, and there’s nothing at all wrong with this one. It’s quite good, but I doubt my opinion is going to sway you on this one.

Dairy Queen Reese s Pieces Cookie Dough Blizzard Top

If you like Reese’s Pieces (or PB Cups) and cookie dough, then this is going to be a winner for you. If you are not on Team Reese’s, then this probably isn’t for you. I will say that the crunch of the Pieces in a Blizzard is a nice change compared to PB Cups, which have a consistency similar to the cookie dough. Even though there are chocolate chip cookie dough pieces in this, the chocolate flavor gets pushed aside by the power of peanut butter. So if the chocolate part is important to you, then maybe ask them to add in a bit of chocolate fudge topping or chocolate chunks.

Anything else you need to know?

Dairy Queen Reese s Pieces Cookie Dough Blizzard Spoon

Assuming that the nutrition info on the DQ website is correct — which is not always a safe assumption because, in the past, the chain has challenged the laws of both math and science by listing negative numbers for dietary fiber — this is the highest calorie Blizzard I can remember seeing. The small size has a whopping 900 calories, and the large has 1,710 calories, along with 81 grams of fat and 192 carbs. Wow.

Conclusion:

At the risk of hurting the feelings of this Blizzard, there’s nothing special about it. But don’t feel bad little Blizzard, you are still pretty good.

Purchased Price: $4.29
Size: Small
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Small) 900 calories, 39 grams of fat, 20 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 490 milligrams of sodium, 108 grams of carbohydrates, 2 gram of dietary fiber, 88 grams of sugar, and 17 grams of protein.

9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Dairy Queen Reese’s Pieces Cookie Dough Blizzard”

  1. Dairy Queen blizzards always surprise me with how expensive they are and how calorific they are. Such a double bummer. This one looks like a pass for me…like you said, just not very unique.

    1. I don’t think the price is unreasonable or incomparable to any other soft serve dairy bar. And…why are you surprised about the caloric information, lol.

  2. What’s the texture of the “peanut butter topping” (i.e. is it something other than a liquid/fudge-y swirl? Or was it somewhat chewy, like a smooth peanut butter?)? Could you tell if it was Reese’s Peanut Butter or something more generic? Since it seems like it didn’t make much of an impact (CTRL-F only found it once, excluding the suggestion to get some chocolate fudge swirl to balance out the peanut butter, maybe cutting the topping would be a way to help with the nutrition content as well as cut some of the PB flavor.

    A little surprised they didn’t try to make it Halloween-y somehow. Maybe I’m just noticing all of the Reese’s Halloween TV commercials.

  3. So uninspired! And yes, sounds like they randomly looked through inventory, realized what needed moving and BOOM, the Blizzard of the month is born…just as Taco Bell tends to do by putting those red tortilla strips in everything 🙂

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