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Broguiere's egg nog: Gelsons v Henry's Farm Markets

rainey Nov 21, 2009 04:44 PM

Everybody said I had to try this; that it's the best around. So today I went well out of my way to Gelson's because I knew they carried Broguiere's milk. It was $7 a bottle but I gamely bought 2.

Next stop was a Henry's much closer to my house and on my regular shopping route. $5.50. Can we say *%&#^#U ?! Make sure if it's in your plans that you find a Henry's.

I haven't tried it yet but even the check out clerk and the bagger at Gelson's were agreeing that there's nothing else like it.

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    leafblower RE: rainey Dec 28, 2009 08:57 PM

    I believe I paid $4.99 for the egg nog at Henry's a couple of week's ago. Gelson's should not be charging that much. They all probably pay the same for it. But as for the product, if you do not like Bs egg nog, then you do not like egg nog :)

    It is def worth $4.99 a bottle in my opinion.

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      latindancer RE: rainey Dec 28, 2009 09:23 PM

      Broguiere's is the only milk I'll buy, eggnog or chocolate or otherwise.
      It's pricey but the bottle, itself, should be returned to recycle for $1.25.
      As the clerk said, there's nothing like it.

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        rainey RE: latindancer Dec 28, 2009 10:12 PM

        Sorry. Couldn't agree.

        I found it too thick, too sweet and generally cloying. We never finished the first bottle and the second one still hasn't been opened.

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          Das Ubergeek RE: rainey Dec 29, 2009 04:19 AM

          It's meant to be thinned with rum, bourbon or brandy (or milk, if you are a teetotaller). Drinking it straight would be like chugging sweet, eggy Kaopectate. Thin it out with the liquor of your choice and you'll see why everyone loves it so.

          I did a taste comparison with Straus and when mixed with liquor it was no contest. Straus was like water; Broguiere's was actually creamy.

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            missyp RE: rainey Dec 29, 2009 06:32 PM

            Me too. It's unbearably sweet and thick, even when thinned with rum or bourbon. It doesn't even have a particularly great flavor. I was disappointed after all the hype here -- not to mention the price tag. We haven't finished our bottle either.

            I prefer Straus or even Organic Valley, which has carageenan. Best of all, of course, is homemade with farm-fresh eggs: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

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              latindancer RE: rainey Dec 29, 2009 06:55 PM

              Das Ubergeek summed it up correctly.
              Brougiere's eggnog is not designed to be consumed straight out of the bottle....it actually IS too thick to drink that way, not to mention too sweet. It has to be cut with milk and/or liquor if desired. It is super rich, creamy and consistently excellent as is their chocolate milk and all other milk products.
              Sorry you didn't like it but keep in it wasn't the way to drink it the way you did.

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            medRare28 RE: rainey Dec 28, 2009 10:26 PM

            I payed 14 dollars for a couple of bottles at Stater Bros, im all the way in the Antelope Valley so it was a bargain considering i didnt have to drive to LA to get it....well worth it in my opinion.

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              rednax8 RE: rainey Dec 30, 2009 07:35 AM

              you can actually save a great deal of money by taking a little time, driving to the dairy in Montebello, and buying directly from them.

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                Dommy RE: rednax8 Feb 13, 2010 09:03 PM

                Another great reason to go to the dairy is they sell individual servings of their AWESOME chocolate milk.... nummmm... Plus, you make the trip extra worth your while by hitting up Bollini's for lunch... its what we do! ;D


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