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Dairy Queen Now Offers VEGAN Dilly Bars

When you’re at the Dairy Queen, one of the most refreshing treats you can indulge in is a milky sweet chocolate-covered Dilly Bar. For those who haven’t been able to fully enjoy the iconic Dilly Bar because of dairy restrictions, Dairy Queen has now launched a Non-Dairy Dilly Bar for everyone to enjoy.

Made with coconut milk and covered in a crunchy chocolate coating, the new variation of the Dilly Bar is completely vegan.

You can find it at participating Dairy Queen locations nationwide now as single serve orders or multipacks that come six in a box. Dairy Queen is currently offering drive-thru, takeout, and delivery options for anyone craving some! In-restaurant and outdoor dining is also starting to re-open depending on the state.

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Dairy Queen’s Latest Blizzard Is Filled With Sour Patch Kids

 

July is probably your favorite month of the year and you don’t even realize it. Why you may ask? Well because it’s “National Ice Cream Month”! Duh! 

What would National Ice Cream Month be without new and crazy flavor combos? And few ice cream brands are more known for such flavor combos than Dairy Queen. This month Dairy Queen is teaming up with Sour Patch Kids to bring you the NEW SOUR PATCH KIDS Blizzard Treat. The SOUR PATCH KIDS Blizzard Treat blends together the tangy chewiness of Sour Patch Kids Bitz and the sweetness of Sour Patch Kids Redbury Flavor in ice cream harmony. Perfect for the summer sweet tooth.

And if the NEW SOUR PATCH KIDS Blizzard Treat wasn’t enough, DQ created an interactive, mobile-first game called ‘DQ Spoon-A-Pult.’ In the game, players use a red spoon to catapult tiny SOUR PATCH KIDS into pools of Blizzard treats. Poor kids. With a gameplay style similar to Whac-A-Mole, if you’ve ever been in a real food fight, then ‘DQ Spoon-A-Pult’ is right up your alley. The game is available through @DairyQueen Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or on mobile devices by visiting dqspoonapult.com/.  

The NEW SOUR PATCH KIDS Blizzard Treat will be available at participating DQ locations nationwide through the month of July.

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Dairy Queen Is Launching Baskets Of Chicken & Waffles Soon

Fresh off the heels of KFC’s return of Chicken & Waffles, Dairy Queen is debuting their own version of the beloved pairing of savory and sweet.

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DQ’s variation on the classic comes in the form of one of their Chicken Strip baskets. This particular basket includes fried chicken strips and fries, but also adds sweet Belgian waffles and some syrup on the side for you to drizzle or dunk with.

The fast food world has really been getting into Chicken & Waffles as of late. KFC has their version back in stores already, and Papa John’s will be dropping a Chicken & Waffles Pizza some time later this year.

As for Dairy Queen’s take, you can find it in restaurants nationwide starting on April 1st. Don’t worry, we’ve already confirmed that this is not an April Fool’s joke.

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Fireworks OREOs, Complete With Popping Candy, Just Got Turned Into A DQ Blizzard

Last year, Mondelez sent the Internet abuzz with the debut of their Fireworks OREOs. Imbued with popping candy, each bite set your mouth alight with a crackling fizz akin to firecrackers.

Looks like OREOs’ makers are on to the popping candy hype again, as they’ve dropped it into a new Dairy Queen Blizzard, just in time for the Fourth of July.

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DQ’s new OREO Firework Blizzard Treat meshes the two key components of the Fireworks OREO together in a way that gives you maximum fizz and flavor. OREO cookies and individual pieces of popping candy are mixed into vanilla soft serve to construct the Blizzard.

It was a smart move to separate the two individual flavors, over just trying to incorporate Fireworks OREOs. You’re going to get more snapping per sip as the larger popping candy pieces take longer to dissolve and crackle on your tongue. Thus, the sensory contrast this Blizzard provides is pushed to the max, giving you a fun drink to celebrate and sip on for the Fourth.

The Dairy Queen-OREO collab is available now through the end of July, so you can get your Fireworks OREO fix in frozen treat form.

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Dairy Queen Is Giving Out Free Ice Cream Cones On The First Day Of Spring

Dairy Queen is known for its ice cream cones, so any time we can snag one for free, we’re all for it. DQ’s celebrating the first day of spring with by giving out a small vanilla soft serve cone Tuesday, March 20.

This is the 4th time the quick service restaurant has held this free cone celebration, and will again be accepting donations to benefit local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

You don’t need to buy or donate anything,  you basically have to just walk in ready to get down on some free ice cream.

Who: Dairy Queen

What: Free small ice cream cone

When: Tuesday, March 20

Where: Participating non-mall Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations

Why: Because it’s spring, and this is their thing now

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Bus Drivers’ Tradition Of Taking Children To Dairy Queen Draws Complaint From Creeped-Out Parent

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A time-honored tradition involving schoolchildren and people that parents regard as strangers, like bus drivers, is coming to an end thanks to one sensitive mother.

Several bus drivers in the East Grand Forks Public School District in Michigan have an unofficial tradition of taking the kids they drive home every day to Dairy Queen on the last day of school. One parent was apparently unaware of the tradition, however, and became alarmed when her daughter didn’t arrive home promptly after school. When she learned about the Dairy Queen tradition, instead of being down with it, the mom picked up her daughter and filed a complaint with the district amidst concerns that it was a “field trip without chaperones.”

Turns out that the bus drivers informed the children of the event, but none of the parents received a notification about the trip. The school district does plan to improve communication of the tradition in the future… if it continues.

According to the Grand Forks Herald, the Dairy Queen tradition could be considered a terminable offense for bus drivers in other districts since the children were taken places without the parents’ permission or knowledge. The untrusting nature of the general public these days of those in public job positions, including bus drivers, further puts the Dairy Queen trip in jeopardy. One radio blogger summed up the reasoning for that perfectly.

“Thanks to the creeps among us, school bus drivers can no longer be trusted with kids.”

Parents are definitely more protective when it comes to their children, and when someone they do not know or trust, like a bus driver, takes their kids out for a treat, there’s clear reason to see why parents are concerned, especially in modern times as more stories of pedophiles and child abductions circulate around the internet.

However, this comes at the cost of a tradition that kids have looked forward to for years. While improved communication will be a good step to resolve the issue, one has to ask the question: In 2017, are we all okay with people we view as complete strangers taking our kids out for ice cream?

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Dairy Queen Is Upping The Nostalgia, Brings Back The Treatzza

In 1995, Dairy Queen launched an epic dessert item known as the “Treatzza Pizza.” This dessert pizza consisted of a fudge cookie base that was topped with soft serve and four different combinations of candy bar toppings and chocolate and/or caramel drizzles. This 90s treat brought many fans into DQ joints to get a slice of this dope dessert pie.

Sadly, at some point around 2008, Dairy Queen discontinued the Treatzza and confirmed as much to a blogger hoping to score one after at least a year of not being able to find one in any U.S. store. The blogger continued the nostalgic quest of trying to locate one elsewhere until sometime last year, when a fan sent in a picture of the Treatzza back on the menu at a Dairy Queen in Illinois. This brought some hope back into the United States that DQ could make some dreams come true and put their ice cream pizza back on the menu.

Fast forward to today, and we have finally have confirmation that the Treatzza is making a triumphant return to DQ’s permanent menu. Just like before, four flavors are now available in Dairy Queen stores nationwide: Heath Bar, M&M’s, Reese’s, and Choco-Brownie. Each one comes served in eight slices, just like a regular pizza.

Dairy Queen is upping the nostalgia by also bringing back Mr. Misty drinks, or frozen slushies from the 80s and 90s, as a new line of Misty Slush beverages. Cherry, Blue-Raspberry, Grape, Strawberry-Kiwi and Lemon-Lime flavors will be available starting June 26.

If you’ve been waiting for a long time to enjoy one of these Treatzza Pizzas or Mr. Misty slushies again, now’s the time to go re-experience this 90s classic.

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Dairy Queen Teamed Up With ‘Guardians 2’ For Their New Brookie-Filled Blizzards

Hold on tight. Dairy Queen’s got a new Blizzard that’ll transport you to another galaxy.

The fast food chain is teaming up with Marvel to help promote the new movie “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” with a Guardians-themed Blizzard and a campaign that’ll have you digging out your old cassette player. If you still have one, that is.

DQ’s new Blizzard, called the Guardians Awesome Mix, takes Brookies (a mashup treat of brownies and cookies) and chops them up into vanilla soft serve, caramel, and choco chunks. You can get the Blizzard on its own, substituted as a Mini Blizzard into the $5 Buck Lunch for an additional dollar, or as part of the new “Guardian Snacks” item, which is a Mini Blizzard served alongside three hot pretzel sticks and queso. These items all launch today, so you can head on over anytime to snag one for yourself.

Additionally, DQ will be launching a nostalgic but fun campaign around the hit movie called “Mission Mixtape” at noon CDT on April 26th. They’ll be giving away 1,000 exclusive cassettes on the Mission Mixtape website, each of which contains unofficial bonus tracks related to Guardians 2 and a special code for prizes like signed movie posters or DQ gift cards.

The catch here is that you have to supply your own cassette player if you’re able to snag one of these exclusive retro cassettes.

In trade for doing this sweet promo, DQ looks like it will be getting some kind of feature in the upcoming Guardians movie. Some exclusive behind-the-scenes video shows filming occurring at both a retro and newer version of the iconic restaurant.

Maybe the whole gang gets together for some Brookie-filled Blizzards at the end, Avengers style? Guess we’ll have to watch the movie when it releases on May 5th to find out.