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Kawartha Dairy egg nog

. Theeee best, almost milky white in colour. - not the bright yellow stuff everybody else cranks out.. Do i have to drive to Bobcaygeon to get it? Anyone seen it in T.O?

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  1. No idea if they carry the egg nog, but the Bruno's at Yonge and Heath carries Kawartha Dairy ice cream so it might be worth giving them a call.

    1. I can't help you with that brand of Egg Nog but am in full agreement with your opinion regarding most of the yellow stuff sold. I suggest you try the Mac's brand from your local Mac's Milk store, it is milky white in colour, rich without that phony taste common elsewhere but it is not cheap. It is the only egg nog we will buy.

      1. I've never had the Kawartha and haven't seen it.

        The best commercial eggnog I've tried is the President's Choice perishable/refrigerated version in the black carton. It does have the yellowish colour and the gums, but it has the most natural flavour of all the brands I've sampled. Indeed, it is the only brand I can stomach. Hardly homemade, but decent.

        Do not bother with the PC shelf stable stuff in the plastic bottles. These taste more like Ensure than eggnog.

        1. I actually don't mind the President's Choice shelf version. I thought it had a nice, creamy consistency. But I also spike mine with good amounts of very good dark, spiced rum so that might have something to do with it. I've never really been much of an egg nog drinker but in small amounts I find it delicious around the holidays.

          But now I'm curious...other than Kawartha, what are other excellent versions on the market? I'd love to try them.

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          1. re: Raquel

            Mac's is the best by far that I've ever tried (never had Kawartha though). It's the old Becker's egg nog. Thick, creamy... 21g of fat per cup! Currently on sale 2L for $5.

          2. Harmony Organic is creamy, not too sweet, and not very yellow. We got ours in our Mama Earth delivery; I'm not sure where it's available in stores.

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            1. re: thought_for_food

              Yes, Harmony is great. Had it for the first time recently and was very impressed. Reid's Dairy out of Belleville has good eggnog too. Cochrane's out of Russell is good as well.

              1. re: PaulV

                I'm drinking Harmony right now and ditto the endorsements. Very creamy and tastes like food, not chemicals. Not overly sweet but very rich.

              2. re: thought_for_food

                Harmony Organic is also really good for a quick ice cream mix. I just added a bit more liquid sugar and ran it through my ice cream maker for dessert last year when I had no time. Turned out great!