Spring is just around the corner, and one of the most iconic flavors is coming with it: cotton candy. This beloved treat tastes like a hot summer day hanging out with friends at the local county fair. And Dairy Queen's new cotton candy dipped cone is harnessing that nostalgia to bring the coolest new gotta-have-it sweet to a location near you.
This latest flavor creation follows up on last year's delicious dipped cone debuts: Dreamsicle and Midnight Fudge.
Currently, the DQ website says the cotton candy-dipped cone is "coming soon," but as evidenced by my recent trip to a franchise location in New Port Richey, Florida, over the weekend, some restaurants are already getting a taste.
Speaking of taste — if you are wondering how this cotton candy cone measures up to a Narcity taste test, you will be pleased to hear it was A-MAZ-ING.
The candy-coated light blue dipped cone was crunchy, refreshing, and surprisingly the perfect amount of sweet. The two flavors (cotton candy and vanilla) went perfectly together.
Who would have known?
I was pleasantly surprised by the new menu item and it brought back a lot of memories from one of my favorite childhood candies.
A small cone, which is 330 calories, according to their official nutritional fact sheet, was more than enough for me to sample the deliciousness without getting too much of a sugar rush in one sitting.
Of course, if you're looking to share, a large might be a better choice, because you probably won't be able to get enough!
Dairy Queen is really reigning supreme with their dipped cones recently.
If you are on a mission to try it yourself, a quick Instagram search of the hashtag #DairyQueen reveals that there are many franchise locations around the US already offering the highly anticipated new item.
Regardless, if you prowl long enough you might just get lucky and find this icy blue goodie near you sooner than you thought possible.