#DairyQueen trends as Biden turns Blizzard upside down on National Dessert Day, Internet loves 'normal grandpa'

The amusing clip of the former vice president trying out the gimmick inside a Dairy Queen outlet soon went viral


                            #DairyQueen trends as Biden turns Blizzard upside down on National Dessert Day, Internet loves 'normal grandpa'
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden marked the National Dessert Day on Thursday, October 15, by posting a video of him turning a Dairy Queen Blizzard on its head to show that the particular dessert does not spill out.

The short amusing clip of the former vice president trying out the gimmick while holding a classic vanilla ice cream cone in the other hand inside a Dairy Queen outlet soon went viral after Biden posted it. Biden went with a simple caption like "I heard it's #NationalDessertDay". Many on social media not familiar with the concept of the blizzard, however, were confused as to what the Democratic presidential-ticket holder was trying to convey. 



 

A number of users came to the 77-year-old's rescue by offering to explain the concept behind the blizzard, especially to millennials. "Context for those under 40: DQ was on the brink of bankruptcy in the mid 80s and then they invented the Blizzard and it totally breathed new life into the chain — and the first ads showed someone turning it upside down (to distinguish from a milkshake)," former Carly Rae backup singer Dan Baer wrote in the comments section. 

When a confused Vic Berger IV, the editor of the call-in show 'Office Hours Live' asked, "What is this?" another user replied, "Blizzards derive their name from being so thoroughly cold that they can be held upside-down without any spillage. Employees will frequently demonstrate this to customers. There is a company policy that one Blizzard per order is to be flipped upside-down by the employee."



 



 



 

There were also those who found Biden's little old trick pretty amusing as it made him more 'human'. "The mere thought of Donald Trump walking into a Dairy Queen and fooling around like this would never seem right. Joe Biden is just a normal grandpa," one noted, while another commented, "I kinda want a President who does something goofy in a Dairy Queen instead of, you know, firing his own employees with a tweet then giving a senator a racist nickname and then threatening his own country." A third wrote, "Look maga #JOEBIDEN2020 is in dairy queen, and unlike trumpy, he's using one hand!"



 



 



 

When the Dairy Queen Blizzard was introduced to the world over three decades ago, analyst Richard E Pyle said, "If they can introduce new flavors, the Blizzard can be as long-lasting as the ice cream cone," Mashed reported. Presently, in the United States Dairy Queen lists 11 different signature Blizzards on its menu with a few limited-time Blizzards like the Candy Cane Chill or Guardians of the Galaxy Blizzard.

Dairy Queen has more than 4,400 stores, which makes it one of the US' most popular fast-food chains. Blizzard, which is not technically even ice cream, rolled out in Dairy Queen outlets in 1985, and by 1986 the company was predicting to sell 175 million Blizzards, which was almost twice its sale in the first year. Dairy Queen's president at the time, Harris Cooper, called it "the biggest thing that has happened to Dairy Queen in the last 25 years."

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