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Monday, May 9, 2011

Dairy Queen

  I recently visited Dairy Queen for the first time in a while.  There was (and still is) one out on the edge of the small town where I grew up, on the main street going through town east to west.  It was hard to go through town without going past it, which means they picked a good spot for their store.  We probably went there 2 or 3 times a month, usually for milk shakes, cones or a Mr. Misty icy drink. (grape, kiwi strawberry or a mix of all the flavors were my favorites)  I also remember after a visit to the veterinarian, we would take our dog Frisky to the Dairy Queen nearby, and get her a 15c tiny cone.  Ah, those were the days.  Of course, that really just makes me feel old, because I don't think much of anything is under a dollar any more, much less 15 cents.

  Anyway, I found myself at a local Dairy Queen and decided to indulge myself for once with a strawberry milkshake.  I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to strawberries and milkshakes.  I grew up on a farm that raised several acres of strawberries, so I know what good fresh picked ones taste like.  I've also made plenty of milkshakes, some using both home grown strawberries and homemade ice cream.  Maybe it is partly because I've been avoiding dessert for a while, but this strawberry milkshake was pretty darn good.  It was a bit thick, though, to the point where I wasn't sure why they give you a straw, and not a spoon.  I had to ask for a spoon so I could enjoy it.  That being said, though, it was very flavorful, and I could definitely tell there were quality strawberries in there.

  As the weather warms up, I may be tempted to finally try one of their Blizzards!  Speaking of them, I hear that if you sign up for the "Blizzard Fan Club" here, you'll get several buy 1 get 1 free offers through the year:

http://www.blizzardfanclub.com/join/

  If you're up in the NW Dayton area, anywhere around Brookville, you can get 5 $10 gift certificates to the Brookville Dairy Queen for just $25, and a few bucks for shipping.  Good deal if you think you'll spend $50 on ice cream over the summer, or if you just want several $10 gift certificates to give as gifts.  You can get this offer here:

http://www.heyitshalfoff.com/dayton/businesses/restaurants/brookville_dairy_queen.shtml

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1 comment:

  1. >>a mix of all the flavors
    In Grand Valley we call that a "suicide".

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