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Janet from Richmond Nov 14, 2006 03:54 PM

I'm looking for an egg nog that can be purchased that isn't too thick or too sweet. Just a nice, basic eggnog.

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    Susan627 Nov 15, 2006 11:45 PM

    The Fresh Market in Va. Beach carries Yoder's eggnog, which is from a dairy here. Not sure if they do in Richmond. It is sinfully rich but I think you could thin it. I've thought about using it as an ice cream base!

    1. Melanie Nov 15, 2006 03:06 PM

      If you can get over to Mitchell's in SF, get their egg nog! I live in New York now, but I still crave Mitchell's and always insist on getting some when I go home for the holidays. While the flavor is delicious, it IS fairly thick and fairly sweet. A good way to combat that is to mix some milk into it. (This can work with any egg nog that you find to be too thick/sweet, by the way.) Enjoy!

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        Janet from Richmond Nov 15, 2006 03:47 PM

        That's going to be quite a drive from Virginia <g>.And thanks for the adding milk idea. I'd never thought of that and we used to do it in college to chocolate milk.

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          Melanie Nov 15, 2006 06:11 PM

          OOOHHH...Richmond, Virginia! I don't know why, I assumed it was Richmond, CALIFORNIA! Yes, that would be quite a drive. Well, if you happen to make it over to San Francisco during the holiday season, at least you'll know where to get your eggnog : )

      2. kare_raisu Nov 15, 2006 02:55 AM

        Silk Soy Nog - and I am an Egg nog lover

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          Seldomsated Nov 14, 2006 10:17 PM

          I hope, when you can, you'll make a batch from scratch on your own - it is pretty easy, tho I guess a health risk with the uncooked eggs. (Maybe the booze kills anything bad??) You'll see then what the difference is between store-bought and homemade. It is really incredibly good, even if you can feel your arteries harden as you drink it. Google Williamsburg egg nog, and you'll end up with a great drink.

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            Janet from Richmond Nov 15, 2006 12:22 PM

            My brother makes incredible homemade eggnog every year for Christmas. Yes, it's much better than store bought. I just want something easy in the frig for when I get a craving between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

          2. hhc Nov 14, 2006 04:20 PM

            Clover Organic Eggnog is pretty good. here's the post that started the search for it:
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/340308

            Ruth Lafler mentioned Straus Organic Eggnog a few yrs ago which I linked in that post too.

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              Melanie Wong Nov 15, 2006 06:13 PM

              I believe that Clover is distributed in California only.

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