If you’re not familiar with Dairy Queen’s Blizzard by now, please sit down for a lesson in sublime desserts: The Blizzard is Dairy Queen’s pride and joy. It’s an ice cream-milkshake hybrid that, according to fans, is so thick it doesn’t melt when you turn it upside down. Its flavors range from Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough to Reese’s Outrageous Blizzard to Oreo Hot Cocoa.
But the Blizzard has (probably) never stolen as many Latin American hearts as in recent history. In Mexico, the franchise has released three mazapán-flavored Blizzards: The ChocoMazapán Moka, the Choco Mazapán, and the ChocoMazapán Fresa. Though they each have different bases, they all contain chocolate-flavored Mazapán de la Rosa.
Mazapán De la Rosa is a triple layer peanut chewy candy that’s sold all over the country. But mazapán actually comes from Spain and consists of a mixture of ground almonds, sugar, and honey. The delicious candy’s a treat all over Europe and the Americas with various traditions attached to it. For example, in Denmark, it’s common to eat pig-shaped marzipan for Christmas and egg-shaped marzipan for easter (it’s just good branding!).
This is not the first time Dairy Queen caters to the predilections of the Latin American community (they have a Mango Pay de Queso Blizzard in Mexico), but the mazapán Blizzard certainly struck a chord with fans in Mexico, especially because they’s been requesting it for almost a year now on Twitter.
Now, it’s a reality and, according to Twitter, the country is going so wild for the mazapán Blizzard that people have to brave long lines. But some can’t even get their hands on the product, because it keeps selling out.
The feels over the concoction are too real to not plaster all over Twitter. Here are the best reactions to the mazapán Blizzard.