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A blizzard of a treat for the new year!

December 29, 2010 - Taste Buds
SOME PEOPLE know a sucker (or two) when they see 'em. The Buds absolutely adore ice cream. We are not the type of people who wait around for warmer temperatures to enjoy a frozen treat or two. Nope! We can consume a frozen dairy concoction in the blink of an eye without a shiver. Listen up: We are die-hard ice cream lovers from way back. We were amazed when we arrived at work today because we received an email from one of our favorite ice cream providers: Dairy Queen. The fine folks at the business are offering up a new Blizzard just as the calendar turns and we, along with probably about half the nation, are going bananas over it! Debuting as the January Blizzard of the Month, the new DQ® Nutty Banana Blizzard®Treat will make all you little monkeys happy. The email informed us that the newest addition is "sure to have mass 'a-peel' in the New Year" and, frankly, we must agree. Those fine folks at the Minneapolis-based business said the Nutty Banana Blizzard Treat is made with creamy vanilla soft serve and then blended with chopped pecans, fresh bananas and sweet, chocolaty bits. Guests can enjoy the new Nutty Banana Blizzard Treat at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations nationwide beginning Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. Can there possibly be better way to start the new year!? We think not! "The Nutty Banana Blizzard Treat combines flavors that continuously score high among our fans," said Michael Keller, chief brand officer for American Dairy Queen Corporation. "We are going nuts, so to speak, to kick off what we believe will be a banner year for our Blizzard Treat and our Blizzard of the Month flavors. We look forward to sharing big news throughout the year." As a special treat, Dairy Queen fans can enjoy the Nutty Banana Blizzard Treat in the company's new Mini size. DQ Blizzard Treats also can be purchased in small, medium or large sizes. Perhaps one of the most imitated treats since the ice cream cone, the DQ Blizzard Treat has become an international phenomenon since its debut in 1985 when the Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of candies, cookies, fruits, nuts and DQ soft serve. Since 2003, the Dairy Queen system has featured a special Blizzard of the Month featuring one-of-a-kind flavors such as Reindeer Bites, Oreo®Brownie Earthquake, Midnight Truffle, Strawberry CheeseQuake®, Turtle Oreo, Banana Cream Pie and Double Fudge Cookie Dough. Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including Nutty Banana, can be made into delicious cakes, perfect for New Year celebrations, birthdays and other special occasions. The incredible popularity of the Blizzard brand is what led the Dairy Queen system to initiate the Blizzard Fan Club in 2005 and Dairy Queen Facebook fan page in 2008. Today, the Fan Club is 2.9 million members strong while the DQ Facebook fan page has more than 2.2 million friends. Log on to the website at or become a friend on Facebook at For more information about Dairy Queen, visit their website at To contact The Taste Buds email us at


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