I am a big fan of Dairy Queen because it reminds me of my childhood. Our local store was a cute little nugget of an ice cream stand with a walkup window and eventually a drive thru that didn’t actually work. Every winter it closed for the season, making it all the more exciting when summer finally rolled around in frigid northern Illinois.
It didn’t change its name to DQ or start serving cheeseburgers and whatnot when the “hot eats, cool treats” rebranding nonsense occurred. The only “hot eats” they had were hotdogs, BBQ sandwiches and nachos with that nasty bright yellow cheese sauce I loved so much as a child.
Trips to a Dairy Queen were a regular occurrence after most childhood sporting events. My brother played every sport imaginable so I got Dairy Queen by default. It was always coaches treat and I thought coaches must make a lot of money to buy that much ice cream. I now realize that ice cream for a team of 8-year-old tee ball players is probably about $20.
I wasn’t big on chocolate or ice cream in general as a kid so I always got a lime Mr. Misty (fruit slush) and nachos. If I did get ice cream, however, I always got the crunch cone. Oh, the glorious crunch cone. Does anyone know what I’m talking about? Because the girl at the DQ we visited the other night looked at me like I was crazy and offered me chocolate sprinkles.
Get your sprinkles out of my face! I’m offended. This is a crunch cone:
It’s peanuts and magical crunchies and rainbow sprinkles and I love it and it’s apparently impossible to find. I know I’m not the only one looking though because this Facebook group exists and this blogger is on the hunt for the crunch.
Since a crunch cone wasn’t an option, I went with my third favorite Dairy Queen treat: a chocolate ice cream cone dipped in chocolate.
The hands down, very best bite of an ice cream cone is the very last one…
Have you had a crunch cone? Where can I find one within an hour drive of Charlotte??