There’s a First Time for Everything

By the time you get to 40, there are not a whole lot of firsts left in life. Today, however, en route to the beach with my book group, I experienced one – my very first visit to a Dairy Queen.

Yes, really.

Whenever the subject of DQ comes up, my confession that I’ve never been to one is met with nearly the same reaction I encounter when I mention that I’ve never been to Disney World (also true) – a sort of dismay that suggests that I have been woefully deprived. When I explain that my native Upstate New York is full of independent roadside ice cream shacks and thus there is no need for Dairy Queen, the vaunted Blizzard is mentioned as the magical item that trumps my beloved twist cone with rainbow sprinkles.

Today, I finally got to see what all the fuss was about.

Getting my first Blizzard ever at the Dairy Queen,

After reviewing the options (which fell into three categories: cookie, candy, and fancy), I selected the Butterfinger Blizzard. It was pretty tasty, and very filling (I got a small and couldn’t finish it) but not the life-changing treat I’d been led to expect. It just tasted like ice cream, which I like, and Butterfinger, which I also like – but there was no the-whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts angle.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was a disappointment, but it was no twist cone with rainbow sprinkles, that’s for sure.

6 thoughts on “There’s a First Time for Everything

  1. Eileen September 17, 2011 / 12:28 am

    I’ve done both, there are lots of DQs in Texas and there is a reason I sought out my vanilla soft serve w/colored sprinkles. Sorry this first was a let down.

  2. Mom September 17, 2011 / 7:46 am

    Sarah, you look happy to be experimenting, tho. “Somebody’s gotta do it”, right?

    Oh, Eileen, is that the cone where you let all the colored sprinkles escape onto the seat of my car!!!! 😉

  3. susan September 17, 2011 / 11:15 am

    Here’s the deal (IMHO) with DQ. You usually only go there during some sort of group/fun trip. Beach, college town, after a movie. So…it’s not the actual Blizzard…it’s the experience that makes everyone LOVE DQ. So…have lots o’ fun this weekend, and you, too, will end up raving about a delicious Blizzard you had. 🙂

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