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Oct 31, 2008 08:19 AM

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

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

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  1. 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

      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

        [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

          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

            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:


            (This is an old article so the formatting is lost. You can find a formatted version of this recipe here:


            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

              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

                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

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

          2. re: Peripatetic

            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. 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

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

            1. re: Jigsaw

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