2011 - Eggnog has arrived
Walmart in American Canyon had five varieties: two flavors of Jack Daniels, Soy nog, Horizon Organic, and Darigold. I was tempted by the Darigold because it used sugar, but it was a half gallon and I wasn't going right home.
Just to see if this wasn't some Walmart insanity, I check out the eggnog situation at Lucky ... yep ... there it was ... Sunnyside (with HFCS).
Here are some eggnog threads from previous years. That Clover organic sounds great ... but it was a post from 2006. Hope it hasn't changed.
"The style and flavor is much closer to a homemade product, and I like it very much. By that I mean that it doesn't reek of artificial brandy flavoring, isn't overly thickened with slime, nor sickeningly sweet. The ingredient list does include carraganeen and organic tapioca starch. However, they're barely noticeable and do not interfere with the pure flavor of the milk, egg yolks and a whisper of nutmeg."
.2009 Eggnog sightings
.Looking to buy eggnog somewhere
Lactaid Eggnog at Draeger's San Mateo
yes, tried it this weekend as a matter of fact. No, you can't get it in Merced: I was in Pt Reyes for an anniversary weekend with hubby, and we picked it up at the grocery store in Pt Reyes station. It was heavy on the nutmeg and a bit sweet for my taste. Not bad, but I can't say I am all that sorry that I won't be able to get it until my next trip back to the bay area...not my favorite of the Straus flavors (that would be rasberry).
I brought Mitchell's egg nog ($4.50 for a quart, or $1.50 a cup) to Thanksgiving. We drank tiny sips out of cordial glasses; it was well received.
Very thick; I'd have preferred it with a splash of brandy. Smooth, very creamy, could use a sprinkle of nutmeg. Made in small batches.