One of the things I like about Thanksgiving is Pumpkin Pie. In fact it’s the only thing I like about Thanksgiving. Well that and the Macy’s Day Parade, but aside from those two things I could care less about Thanksgiving. Seeing as how I’m never up early enough for the Macy’s Parade, Pumpkin Pie is my one salvation on Thanksgiving… So what does that have to do with Halloween?
Well as the fall season starts Dairy Queen starts putting out their “Pumpkin Pie Blizzards” which have become a staple for several years now. The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is very much a Halloween treat because it marks the first time of the year you can enjoy this fast food delicacy.
As a kid I loved Blizzards, but as I’ve gotten older they don’t do as much for me. It was a few years ago that I first got a taste of a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard and I fell in love. I’m a bit of a Blizzard expert, I’ve had lots of promotional Blizzards through the years. I even ate that horrid Blizzard that was a tie in to the Scooby Doo movie and man did it suck.
However, the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is a little slice of heaven. It tastes just like a creamy, delicious Pumpkin Pie. The big downfall of most Blizzards is that they tend to stop being Blizzards about halfway through and turn into vanilla ice cream… But not the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard! It’s immune to this one DQ weakness. It’s tasty delicious Pumpkin Pie from start to finish.
Dairy Queen even puts whip cream and some spices on the top. It’s a sure fire winner every time. Be warned, it’s very sweet and eating more than one of these a day will give you Wilford Brimley level diabetes overnight. It’s a small price to pay though for a awesome Halloween treat. I bet if you offered one of these to a chainsaw wielding maniac, he’d give you a hug as the Youngbloods “Smile On Your Brother” played in the background. It’s THAT good.