Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Sonic Blasts

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Food find: Sonic Blasts

As previously stated, I love Sonic. Sonic is a drive-in style fast food joint that we don't have in Illinois. The eatery's special is drinks -- they advertise that there are something like 119,000 possible drink combinations and I'd love to try them all. There are really tasty add-ons that you can put in slushes and drinks.

The other day I passing by and I was pretty hungry. And over heated. I noticed that they had Blasts, which are ice cream desserts with chunks of Oreo, Reeses peanut butter cups, M&Ms, or cookie dough. They appeared very similar to McDonald's McFlurries or Dairy Queen's Blizzards, but I thought they were worth a try. You can see my peanut butter Blast here.

The presentation was much better than that of other similar fast food dishes. It was topped with a dollop of whipped cream, pushed through a pastry tip of some kind. It also has little bits of peanut butter cups on top. The consistency of the ice cream itself was airy and lighter than a McFlurry. But my favorite part of it was the chunks of peanut butter cups. They were all different sizes and distributed throughout the ice cream, whereas with a McFlurry, you get a pulverized filling in only parts of the dessert. There were also little chunks of just peanutbutter or just chocolate. The texture and taste was interesting becaue every bite was different.

I'm going to miss Sonic.


KellytheCulinarian said...

Sorry, I forgot to link it:

I changed it in the post as well. Thanks for pointing that out.

A Mature Student said...

Mmm, do you know I have not tried McDonald's Mcflurry??

When they took it off their menu in UK, I daughter made her boyfriend to write to McDonald's to complain (she couldn't do it then cos she was under 18).

Anyway, Ben wrote and before long, Mcflurry's back again! :)

This looks good but oh, the calories! :P

ZoeyBella said...

Yummy! :)

Chris V said...

There is a Sonic in Pekin, IL... Quite possibly the only reason to go to Pekin.

People St.Clair said...

I have to try the sonic blast, I'm a big fan of peanut butter cup blizzards. Not a fan of the McFlurry. What a good reason to have ice cream!

Jenna Z said...

We have a sonic here in Champaign as well. I've never gotten any ice cream things from there because I am too enamored with Cozy's frozen custard. But I do enjoy their cherry limeade every once in a while.

Cricket said...

I love Sonic! Being from Texas they are thick as flies and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I love to snack on tater tots with cheese and a cherry limeade during the summer time.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

I love Sonic's peanut butter Blast too! :)