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FYI: Broguiere's Egg Nog Now Available (31 Oct 2008)

Peripatetic Oct 31, 2008 08:19 AM

It's that time again . . . Broguiere's Egg Nog spotted at Bristol Farms yesterday (in a Halloween-themed bottle).

  1. OCAnn Oct 31, 2008 10:25 AM

    Thanks for the heads-up. That's gotta be one of the most indulgent, delicious egg nogs out there.

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    1. re: OCAnn
      Peripatetic Oct 31, 2008 02:26 PM

      It definitely is. I've heard that some people think it runs a close second to Straus Farm's egg nog. Has anyone ever seen it in the LA area? If so, where?

      1. re: Peripatetic
        Peripatetic Nov 7, 2008 04:55 PM

        [Answering my own question] I found Straus Farm's egg nog at the Sherman Oaks Whole Foods. I tried it today and was disappointed. On the plus side, Straus Farms has nothing artificial (Broguiere's lists natural and artificial flavors). However, it's a lot more diluted and less custardy than Broguiere's, and doesn't deliver the full-on egg nog flavor that I love in Broguiere's.

        1. re: Peripatetic
          ReelMike84 Nov 7, 2008 05:10 PM

          You sound like you know your eggnog. If the shelf stuff is no good can you recommend a restaurant you've had it before and enjoyed it? Or maybe even a recipe?

          1. re: ReelMike84
            Peripatetic Nov 13, 2008 08:51 AM

            I actually think Broguiere's is very good, especially for store-bought. I haven't tried egg nog at restaurants in LA, so I can't help there. However, I _highly_ recommend the recipe at the end of this 1989 New York Times article:

            http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE7D91F39F934A15751C1A96F948260&pagewanted=all

            (This is an old article so the formatting is lost. You can find a formatted version of this recipe here: http://www.accessnewage.com/goodies/e...

            )

            No other recipe I've tried comes close. For best results, use premium quality rum and brandy -- it makes a big difference. I normally use 15 year old rum and XO armagnac. Hope this helps.

            (To the moderators: yes, this is drifting off-topic for the LA board but I wanted to respond to the poster's question.)

            1. re: Peripatetic
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              krick Nov 13, 2008 10:21 AM

              Do you age the eggnog before drinking? I know many recipes, including the one on this site, recommend aging for at least 3 weeks.

              1. re: krick
                Peripatetic Nov 13, 2008 01:39 PM

                I only recently learned of this practice, so haven't yet tried it. I'm planning to try it soon.

                Back on topic, I'm appealing for answers to ReelMike84's request for recommendations for LA bars or restaurants that serve good home-made egg nog, even if only seasonally or occasionally. (NB: I know Advokaat is widely available, but it's not the same.)

              2. re: Peripatetic
                ReelMike84 Nov 13, 2008 10:36 AM

                Thanks for the drifting of topics for my sake. I'll give this recipe a shot!

          2. re: Peripatetic
            eathealthy Dec 1, 2008 04:33 PM

            Straus's egg nog. Brought it today at Pasadena's Whole Food Market. Broguiere's egg nog, had a few from How's Market in Pasadena.
            Broguiere's egg nog taste like melted ice cream. Very thick & rich.
            Straus Farm's have a very milky taste, Not as creamy. Therefore I think it's less fattening.

        2. Jigsaw Nov 20, 2008 11:47 AM

          Not available at the Whole Foods in Tustin. Just confirmed that it is not approved by the store.

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          1. re: Jigsaw
            Peripatetic Nov 20, 2008 02:12 PM

            After my initial report, it disappeared for while but is again available in abundant quantities at the Bristol Farms at Sunset and Fairfax.

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              forget_I_told Dec 5, 2008 10:47 PM

              its regected here in Los Angeles too. due to that artificial ingredient.

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