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Kawartha Dairy egg nog

bruceter Dec 15, 2008 06:04 PM

. 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. tbonetak RE: bruceter Dec 16, 2008 05:31 AM

    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.

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      Beermonger RE: bruceter Dec 16, 2008 01:28 PM

      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.

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        embee RE: bruceter Dec 16, 2008 01:42 PM

        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.

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          Raquel RE: bruceter Dec 16, 2008 02:12 PM

          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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            Kal Man RE: Raquel Dec 17, 2008 07:58 PM

            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. thought_for_food RE: bruceter Dec 16, 2008 04:56 PM

            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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              PaulV RE: thought_for_food Dec 19, 2008 08:15 PM

              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.

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                idnas RE: PaulV Dec 21, 2008 06:09 PM

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

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                LexiFirefly RE: thought_for_food Dec 5, 2012 06:24 AM

                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!

              3. Wench Foraday RE: bruceter Dec 18, 2008 11:02 PM

                Madeleine's Cherry Pie and Ice Cream at the corner of Bathurst and Dupont carried it last year - give 'em a ring and see if they have it again. They usually carry lots of Kawartha Dairy ice cream, too.


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                  Askosrose RE: bruceter Dec 19, 2008 09:29 AM

                  Not sure how far you're willing to drive, but we have a Kawartha Dairy here in Uxbridge, and they carry the egg nog.

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                    millygirl RE: Askosrose Dec 20, 2008 11:52 AM

                    You should try the homemade version at Summerhill Market. They were giving out samples today. Very nice and creamy, but not too thick. Just right. And I love the glass jug it comes in. I'm not a huge fan of it really, but this one is fantastic!!

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                      bruceter RE: millygirl Dec 21, 2008 12:15 PM

                      FOUND!! very few cartons at Shoppers DM , Avenue /lawrence and MAYBE pusateri's and Im told Sherwood market and Summerhill market. Enjoy. I'm stocked up... Thanks for the help. Merry Christmas

                  2. meatnveg RE: bruceter Nov 25, 2012 01:15 PM

                    For anyone still looking, Fiesta Farms has it in stock right now!

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                      Nux2 RE: meatnveg Dec 4, 2012 05:52 PM

                      Out of stock :( I went this evening and I saw the sign for it but just an empty row... Crossing my fingers for its return!

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                        millygirl RE: Nux2 Dec 5, 2012 03:24 AM

                        I think Fresh From the Farm carries it, or as I right this I'm thinking it might be Harmony Organics is the one the carry. It comes in a glass bottle.

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                          meatnveg RE: millygirl Dec 7, 2012 12:47 PM

                          probably. Kawartha Nog comes in a carton

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                            millygirl RE: meatnveg Dec 7, 2012 01:28 PM

                            Yikes....thats *write not right.

                            OMG I hate that!!!!!

                    2. chocabot RE: bruceter Dec 8, 2012 01:21 PM

                      Saw bottles at Mabel's Bakery on Queen W just yesterday!

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                        BJC01 RE: bruceter Dec 19, 2012 07:02 PM

                        McEwan's at The Shops at Don Mills sells it.

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