Preach it little boy! One of the constant things that I have struggled with in my recovery is tasting foods and knowing whether I like them because of their taste, their nutritional information, or because I’m “supposed” to like them. A lot of the time, I find myself eating fear foods and not knowing whether I like them because I enjoy the challenge or because I enjoy the taste. The more I challenge my fear foods, the more I notice what foods I genuinely like and dislike. I still have a very long way to go and find myself eating things and not “tasting” them, but progress is good. Dairy Queen blizzards, I have recently found, are a fear food that I enjoy eating. To challenge my problem that I have at a lot of restaurants of always ordering the same thing, I am going to try and have every single flavor of blizzard by the end of the year. A lot of girls do similar challenges with BJ pints, but honestly, I’d take Dairy Queen blizzards over BJs! (sorry!) So here is my review of the first three blizzards that I have crossed off the list:
This was the blizzard where I decided to start my challenge. I had had this flavor before, and it is what I have been ordering recently when we’ve gone to Dairy Queen. I love the way that the peanut butter cups get a little crumbled up, but there are still fairly large chunks of recognizable pb cups inside. I want to try this flavor with chocolate ice cream instead of the normal vanilla because I feel like that might step it up a notch! This is a classic flavor that always seems to get the job done. 8/10.
This blizzard is described as “peanut butter cookies smashed together with chocolate chip cookie dough”. Since it is a limited-time flavor, I figured I should have it sooner rather than later. I had heard great reviews of this on Instagram, but was unfortunately, a bit disappointed. The PB flavor was virtually nonexistent. I’m not a huge fan of cookie dough in general though, so that might have to do with some of it. I felt that it was lacking and rather bland. 5/10.
This is my most recent blizzard, and let me tell you, I was BLOWN away! I am not a huge cheesecake person, but I had wanted a more substantial flavor, so I thought I’d tackle this bad boy. The ratio of oreos to cheesecake was fabulous (great job rather attractive college boy DQ employee!). This flavor stunned me and provided a great variety of chew and crunch. It was sweet, but it didn’t leave me feeling as if I were in a sugar coma. 10/10.
Do you ever struggle with tasting your food?
I challenge everyone to try to work towards finding a fear food or “off limits” food that they genuinely enjoy and then try to incorporate it more frequently in their diet (: