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Fit for a queen! Dairy Queen launches 'Royal' Blizzard with flavored cores

by Patty Lee / / Source: TODAY

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Dairy Queen will release "core" Blizzards in honor of Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday
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Dairy Queen's signature treat is getting the royal treatment.

Coinciding with the Queen's 90th birthday, the soft serve specialist will launch a line of "Royal" Blizzards on April 21st. The newest frozen confection holds a sweet surprise — a decadent center of fudge, strawberries or marshmallows paired with three popular flavors.

Sounds familiar? That's because another famed ice cream maker already has a "core" concept: Ben & Jerry's, which launched its first stuffed pint in 2014.

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Even though the idea isn't cutting edge, it's hard to go wrong with extra mix-ins. Who doesn't want a Rocky Road Blizzard with a column of gooey marshmallows or New York cheesecake pumped up with a strawberry center? And let's not forget what's clearly DQ's reigning flavor, the luscious vanilla custard studded with crushed Oreos and now elevated with a strip of decadent chocolate fudge.

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To go with the premium Blizzards, Dairy Queen will also switch up its iconic red spoons for a glittery golden scooper that'll make downing a sundae feel a little more noble. All hail the Blizzard!

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