Winter has hit us here in Michigan, and it’s only a matter of time we get hit with a major blizzard. So, let’s talk Blizzards!
Full disclosure: if you’d rather not know the calories in a Blizzard, don’t continue scrolling down.
Although, you did click on this post, but clearly you want to know, or your curiosity just got the best of you.
Either way, my intention here is not to scare you from ordering a Blizzard. At all. These are TREATS, and you can fully enjoy them in moderation if you’d like. But I like to educate you so you can make decisions for yourself. Only you know what is best for you to consume, and I truly believe that it’s beneficial to know what we are consuming.
Note that I didn’t list sugar content here, but assume that most of the carbs are from sugar.
Because ice cream… and candy.
Also note that the flavors are always rotating, so I did my best to include all of the permanent flavors and a few other select flavors. But I for sure left out some good ones.
Let’s dive into the different sizes…
Very small, I’ll admit, but work if you just want to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Even though these are small, you can see just how wide the calories can range. Butterfinger seems like your lowest calorie option at 520, but they can go as high as 850 for a small, so be conscious of which flavor you choose.
I’d say this size is the most common order, and most of them hover around the 1,000 calorie mark. I’m not here to poopoo on that decision if you want to order a medium Blizzard, but it can be helpful to know roughly how many calories you’re consuming, especially if you have a weight loss goal.
A large Blizzard is a buttload of calories, there’s no way around it. To put it into perspective, a typical serving of ice cream is 1/2 cup, although I’d say most people will consume closer to 1 cup. A large Blizzard holds over 2 cups of ice cream + all the fixings, so it adds up.
Okay, I’ll time to level with you. I’ve never had a Blizzard. Crazy, I know.
I grew up in NY, and we had Friendly’s out there, which had their own version of the Blizzard: the Friend-Z. Thinking back on in it, they could have attempted to be a little less obvious about it.
Name aside, they were delicious, and I ALWAYS went with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. If Blizzards are at all similar (which I assume they’re probably even better) then that would for sure be my go-to.
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