It was a warm day yesterday so rather than go out for lunch I fancied an ice cream. I remember seeing a couple of Dairy Queen ads on TV and decided on a Blizzard! Now I have not been to Dairy Queen for a long time so was not prepared for what I bought.
I opted for the Mini-Blizzard at $2.99 plus $0.39 tax for a total of $3.38 – now I figured that $3.00 would get me a half decent portion of ice cream considering that I can buy 1.5 liters of Kawartha Dairy ice cream at the local Metro for $3.99. Well I was wrong – the girl handed me the smallest portion I have ever seen, what we use to call a Kiddie Cup back in the old days that I think was worth a quarter. The container is exactly 1 cup, 8 ounces, filled about 7/8 of the way with a chocolate Blizzard, basically vanilla ice cream mixed with chocolate syrup. I had to take a picture beside some recognizable items to illustrate how small this portion really is. Yes the lighter is taller than the cup!
A quick check on the U.S. site provides the following re their portion size “The average retail price of the Midnight Truffle Blizzard is $3.09 for the 12 oz., $3.49 for the 16 oz. and $3.99 for the 21 oz.”
So again a Canadian Rip Off! Emphasis on word “Mini”
So new plan – buy the 1.5 liters at Metro, eat my fill and throw the rest out – a much better deal.