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#31 Katherine

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 05:00 AM

Do I recall something called a Dilly Bar?  Was it the name of that cookie ice cream sandwich?

While you recall correctly, the fact that I never seek anything but a blizzard there means that I had not missed them, so I cannot verify their departure.

#32 LaurieA-B

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Posted 18 July 2003 - 06:30 AM

Do I recall something called a Dilly Bar?  Was it the name of that cookie ice cream sandwich?

The Dilly Bar is a round ice cream bar: ice cream on a stick, dipped in chocolate/cherry/butterscotch dip, stored in the freezer. When I was a kid the cherry Dilly Bar was my favorite DQ treat (I think it was the name). I think it's still around.
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Posted 18 July 2003 - 07:00 AM

Do I recall something called a Dilly Bar?  Was it the name of that cookie ice cream sandwich?

The Dilly Bar is a round ice cream bar: ice cream on a stick, dipped in chocolate/cherry/butterscotch dip, stored in the freezer.

What great memories... Dilly Bar, DQ Belt Buster. Good stuff.

Here's a picture of the Dilly Bar.

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 03:25 PM

I have a friend here whose inlaws owned the very first DQ in Texas.

We only go to them when we are on a road trip to someplace far, like Alpine or El Paso. Lots of the small towns have DQ's and no place else to eat. You drive through, (remembering to go less than 30 mph because the cops are crazy bored there), and hit the DQ.

Unfortunately, I 've seen a real decline in upkeep of these places. We sometimes wonder if DQ is on the way out in rural areas...that would be such a shame. Usually the fixtures are old, the building is old and almost beyond repair, and the Blizzard machine is broken.

Anyone remember the Breeze? It was a short-lived low-cal blizzard. Can't find it any more.

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 05:15 PM

Anyone remember the Breeze? It was a short-lived low-cal blizzard. Can't find it any more.

The Breeze was exactly like a Blizzard, but made with lower-calorie frozen yogurt instead of soft-serve. Frozen yogurt was also an option for cones, sundaes, etc.; it was a creamier color and dispensed from a star-shaped, rather than the usual round, dispenser, so that it looked different from the soft-serve. I don't see any mention of the frozen yogurt on the website, so it must have been phased out.
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Posted 19 July 2003 - 07:12 PM

Ok, I've never had a Blizzard but... while in St Louis in June, I had a "concrete" at Ted Drewes on old Route 66. The treat is so named because it is a thick, and I mean thick mixture of soft ice cream (they call it custard) and whatever "aggregates" you choose to add in. Anyway, according to local lore, the DQ Blizzard's creator got his inspiration after sampling one of Ted Drewe's concretes. Anyone here have the real "scoop" on this one?[
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Posted 20 July 2003 - 02:02 PM

I am a big-time Blizzard fan here. The only kind I get is Reese peanut butter cup in vanilla ice cream. It's the only one I'll eat. I've tried one with chocolate chip cookie dough in it, but no way...no can do.
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Posted 20 July 2003 - 03:07 PM

Tour de France winner Greg LeMond once was asked what he thinks about on a long ride. He replied, "Dairy Queen. G-d, I love Dairy Queen."
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#39 Ellen Shapiro

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 07:58 AM

Tour de France winner Greg LeMond once was asked what he thinks about on a long ride.  He replied, "Dairy Queen.  G-d, I love Dairy Queen."

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#40 Ellen Shapiro

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 08:10 AM

Do I recall something called a Dilly Bar?  Was it the name of that cookie ice cream sandwich?

The Dilly Bar is a round ice cream bar: ice cream on a stick, dipped in chocolate/cherry/butterscotch dip, stored in the freezer. When I was a kid the cherry Dilly Bar was my favorite DQ treat (I think it was the name). I think it's still around.

For research purposes only, of course, FG and I dragged my parents to my favorite of the local New Haven Dairy Queens in order to see the current offerings. The Blizzard, as we all know, is alive and well but there were a host of other selections. The Dilly Bar, The Buster Bar and the ice cream sandwich (I can't remember what it's called) are all still alive and well. The Misty Mist (now just called a Misty) was being promoted in the window as were the various popsicle-type items in star and circle shapes with red, white and blue color/flavors in each. The Brownie Earthquake Treat looked fantastic. I saw a family ahead of us on the line getting one. I almost asked for a bite. They also still have the Peanut Buster Parfait, though to date, I’ve never had one.
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 08:33 AM

Do I recall something called a Dilly Bar?  Was it the name of that cookie ice cream sandwich?

The Dilly Bar is a round ice cream bar: ice cream on a stick, dipped in chocolate/cherry/butterscotch dip, stored in the freezer. When I was a kid the cherry Dilly Bar was my favorite DQ treat (I think it was the name). I think it's still around.

For research purposes only, of course, FG and I dragged my parents to my favorite of the local New Haven Dairy Queens in order to see the current offerings. The Blizzard, as we all know, is alive and well but there were a host of other selections. The Dilly Bar, The Buster Bar and the ice cream sandwich (I can't remember what it's called) are all still alive and well. The Misty Mist (now just called a Misty) was being promoted in the window as were the various popsicle-type items in star and circle shapes with red, white and blue color/flavors in each. The Brownie Earthquake Treat looked fantastic. I saw a family ahead of us on the line getting one. I almost asked for a bite. They also still have the Peanut Buster Parfait, though to date, I’ve never had one.

Just the other day, I had a Dilly Bar with a mint-like ice cream in it. So good! My ice cream decision was made up when I walked in! :wink:
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#42 luckyzoe

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 08:51 AM

I've noticed that our local Dairy Queen has now become Dairy En.  At first I thought it was just that a few letters had fallen off, but it appears that they've broken away from the corporate pack.  At least they're still selling blizzards.

They better watch out, someone from Corporate finds out and they'll be slapped with a law suit!

I say this, as I used to work for corporate...but don't worry, their secret is safe with me!

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 11:05 AM

We only go to them when we are on a road trip to someplace far, like Alpine or  El Paso. Lots of the small towns have DQ's and no place else to eat. You drive through, (remembering to go less than 30 mph because the cops are crazy bored there), and hit the DQ.

Unfortunately, I 've seen a real decline in upkeep of these places. We sometimes wonder if DQ is on the way out in rural areas...that would be such a shame. Usually the fixtures are old, the building is old and almost beyond repair, and the Blizzard machine is broken. 

I think alot of them are being pressed out because, at least in the Hill Country, North, and East Texas they are no longer the only place to eat in town. Especially if said town is on or near a major highway.

I've also noticed that, for the most part, treats, not eats, are being praised. I'd stay away from their food menu. I'll take Whataburger, and their fries, any day over the mighty DQ. Luckily, since Whataburger seems to have targeted DQs recently with their store openings, all one has to do is run across the street for a delicious DQ dessert.

Oreo Blizzard all the way. Funny, I don't remember them inverting it last time I got one.
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 11:52 AM

They also still have the Peanut Buster Parfait, though to date, I’ve never had one.

On your next jaunt to New Haven, rectify this! And be hungry. I found I couldn't wolf one down with the lightning spped of my youth.

And Fress: Thanks for the priceles LeMond quote.

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 03:40 PM

They also still have the Peanut Buster Parfait, though to date, I’ve never had one.

On your next jaunt to New Haven, rectify this! And be hungry. I found I couldn't wolf one down with the lightning spped of my youth.

And Fress: Thanks for the priceles LeMond quote.

Makes you wonder: what does Lance Armstrong eat? :smile:

If you've read his book It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Through Cancer, (and if you haven't, you should), Lance used to make a beeline for Chuy's for a burrito & beer after a big race.

Hey, Lance: when you win the Tour de France, buy Dilly Bars for the Postal crew!
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 03:43 PM

Tour de France winner Greg LeMond once was asked what he thinks about on a long ride.  He replied, "Dairy Queen.  G-d, I love Dairy Queen."

Greg LeMond has always been my hero--now there's simply no question!

Doesn't Fat Guy own a bike as well? I seem to remember him writing about some skinny cycling friends.
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 04:15 PM

We sometimes wonder if DQ is on the way out in rural areas...that would be such a shame. Usually the fixtures are old, the building is old and almost beyond repair, and the Blizzard machine is broken.

Nah... most of the DQs everywhere are like that. :biggrin: Up north the economics are even weirder, 'cause some DQs CLOSE FOR THE WINTER!

My local DQ lot used to get taken over every fall by a Christmas Tree lot. Then it would sit fallow for a few months and the DQ would re-open. Until one summer, when the DQ never re-opened. :angry:
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#48 Ellen Shapiro

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 11:05 AM

Amazingly, we've even seen DQs in the south that close during the winter months. You can imagine my disappointment after spying the red roof and unmistakable DQ sign off in the distance only to find that there's a cardboard sign in the window that says "closed for the winter." Can you imagine? In the south? My favorite DQ in New Haven is open ALL YEAR--and there are always people there.

One of these days I want to try one of the DQ cakes. Never have had the food--and don't plan to. In my mind, Dairy Queen is an ice cream destination.
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Posted 27 July 2003 - 11:09 AM

The only Dairy Queen I go to is the one in Manchester, Connecticut. I'm glad that's open all year and not seasonal.

And...it's got a drive-thru! I don't know about that. You guys have Dairy Queens with drive-thrus?
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Posted 27 July 2003 - 03:26 PM

And...it's got a drive-thru! I don't know about that. You guys have Dairy Queens with drive-thrus?

Yup. :raz:

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:23 PM

Sorry to revive such an old thread but I visited a local Dairy Queen recently and saw that they had down-sized their Blizzards. The large cup now looks like the old medium size. Kinda sad. :sad:



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:34 AM

I'll dissent and say that I appreciate the fact that I can get a "mini" size Blizzard. Finally someone offers a smaller sized option for an alternate to the stupid-sized universe.


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:41 AM

I'll dissent and say that I appreciate the fact that I can get a "mini" size Blizzard. Finally someone offers a smaller sized option for an alternate to the stupid-sized universe.

I admire your restraint. :wink:

I believe the "mini" size has been down-sized, as well, and now can be called The DQ Dinky. :laugh: JK



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:46 PM

There is a blizzard, off the menu now but present there 25 years ago when I had my first Blizzard, called Chocolate Covered Cherry. It is their cherry blizzard mixed with the dipped cone chocolate. It can still be ordered. So much as a DQ Dinky of it (ht Toliver) will form an addiction that lasts at least a quarter of a century.


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

my off menu Blizzard is pineapple cheesequake. Pineapple topping and the cheesecake-like cubes. My local store only shows strawberry cheesequake on the menu board, and that's too sweet, plus I am not a fan of the strawberry seeds. On menu I usually go for turtle or snickers with vanilla.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 05:12 PM

The Oreo Cookie Blizzard was the one until they came out with the Heath Bar Blizzard.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:06 PM

I was a Peanut Buster Parfait girl around '86-'87 when I was in grade school.  Heavenly.  I miss the hell out of those.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:38 PM

The Oreo Cookie Blizzard was the one until they came out with the Heath Bar Blizzard.

I recommend that you try this with malt powder added. I ususally get 3 scoops added to a large blizzard. ( 1 scoop per size increase) It really enhances the flavor.


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