Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dairy Queen Blizzard Spoons

I submitted this request to Dairy Queen through their website on Monday.
I am a DQ fan and am curious about your Blizzard spoons. Why are they shaped the way that they are? To clarify, I'm talking about the long spoons that are opaque white, with a four-sided hollow cube tube handle, and a hook-like thing on the end. I've always wondered about the spoons, and Google disappointed me.
Please help me solve one of life's mysteries! I would be very grateful, and I promise to eat more Blizzards, even when it's cold outside! Thank you, Dairy Queen Queen (or Dairy Queen King if you are a guy)! 
P.S. I noticed that the photo of the Blizzard on this very page has a regular old red plastic spoon. Is that because it's prettier than the actual spoon or do some DQ's use different types of spoons for their blizzards? 
P.P.S. I like the Blizzard spoon, even though it is not photogenic. I'm not photogenic either, and most people seem to like me.
Here's a picture of the spoon I was talking about.

After crafting such an eloquent message, I'm sure you can imagine my disappointment when the form had technical issues and did not submit.

I was really curious, so I called the DQ headquarters in Minneapolis. Charlene in customer service was friendly, but she did not know the answer. She offered to ask some of her coworkers. They said I was actually describing the spoons used in McDonald's McFlurries! (Oh, boy, did I feel STUPID!) She went on to explain that the spoons are designed to attach to McFlurry machines and are used to stir in the mixings. That way they don't have to clean any attachments.

Well, that explains the shape and hook thing on the McDonald's McFlurry (not DQ Blizzard) spoons! It also explains why the photos on the DQ site do not show these spoons. The McFlurries on the McDonald's website are shown without spoons, in case you were curious. My taste for both McFlurries AND Blizzards partially explains why I'm not photogenic. You're welcome for solving many mysteries.

4 comments:

  1. You crack me up! I've wondered the same thing!

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    1. Let me know if there's anything else you've wondered about! I'll do the dirty research!

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  2. Hi Ann, I just wanted to let you know that I found this blog accidentally, by searching "weird crafts" and finding your daughter's paper plate "m", and then I proceeded to read every single entry. Thanks for entertaining me today!

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    1. Oh, Jenna! Love the profile picture! Thank you so much for your comment and for getting my sense of humor! I've been lax at posting lately because of a million reasons, but I swear I'll be getting back in the groove over the next few weeks!

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