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Is there any good egg nog left in Boston?

NahantNative Dec 26, 2011 02:41 PM

I'm looking to make one final run on some egg nog for new years. Savenor's is sold out of the most amazing Shaws farm egg nog. Any suggestions for existing stock?

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  1. lipoff Dec 26, 2011 02:48 PM

    Other than making it yourself (not hard!) you'll probably find the Bolthouse Farms Egg Nog in the produce section of most Stop & Shops and Shaw's. Definitely premium priced!

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      owades Dec 26, 2011 02:49 PM

      You might want to try High Lawn Farm egg nog, available at Whole Foods.

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        NahantNative Dec 26, 2011 02:51 PM

        I'll check it out. I've Definitly acquired a high brow taste for egg nog after trying shaws farm for the first time this year

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          Veggo Dec 26, 2011 03:04 PM

          Hood is better than most regional brands elsewhere - I wish I had Hoodsie in Florida or Texas.

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            susanl143 Dec 28, 2011 07:12 AM

            A friend just came by with a half gallon of Hood's Egg Nog last night. After a quick look at the ingredient list, and finding High Fructose Corn syrup high on the list, I convinced her to take the remainder home, drinking part of one glass myself just to be polite. HFCS ruins the deal for me. A lot of companies have gone back to sugar. I wish Hoods would do the same.

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              Veggo Dec 28, 2011 09:10 AM

              Folks here are looking for way fancier than Hood, it appears. I once bought an odd brand that did not contain a single ingredient that was ever inside of a cow or a chicken, and it was nasty.
              The Alton Brown recipe that StriperGuy posted seems easy enough.

          2. re: NahantNative
            hotoynoodle Dec 26, 2011 04:34 PM

            did you call shaw's farm?

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              sallyt Dec 26, 2011 05:42 PM

              Second that - I can't stand egg nog (no judgements!) and LOVED the High Lawn egg nog - we got it at Allandale Farm.

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                nsenada Dec 27, 2011 08:46 AM

                I got some High Lawn at Russo's last week. Great stuff, a little clove-ier to my taste than most, but quite delicious. Great with armagnac.

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            Madrid Dec 26, 2011 04:40 PM

            can't rememer the brand, but kick ass cupcakes in Davis Square has a Dairy Bar next to the cupcake shop with very high quality egg nog. or at least they did this time last year.

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              Jenny Ondioline Dec 26, 2011 05:44 PM

              Kickass sells Shaws Farm. I bought a half-gallon there Friday afternoon. Dunno if there are any left, but there were several then.

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              phatchris Dec 26, 2011 04:45 PM

              I just picked up a shaws farm and richardsons at butcher boy in north Andover.

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                NahantNative Dec 27, 2011 12:44 PM

                Well my friends it seems as if the egg nog well has run dry. None at WF, kickass or russo's. Sad day

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                  StriperGuy Dec 27, 2011 01:06 PM

                  Takes 5 minutes to make and it is WAY better then the commercial stuff.

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                    NahantNative Dec 27, 2011 01:11 PM

                    Pls provide this bulletproof recipe

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                      StriperGuy Dec 27, 2011 01:31 PM

                      For a food celeb, Alton Brown isn't too bad.

                      I did a version of this but used more booze and mixed it up with Goslings Rum, Jim Beam, and a dash of Luxardo Amaretto. It was just plain amazing.

                      Also he sticks to nutmeg, I might branch out by adding a 1/4 tsp each of cinnamon and clove, or more to taste as well:



                      1. re: NahantNative
                        Infomaniac Dec 27, 2011 01:34 PM

                        Shaw Farm still has some at their farm store in Dracut.

                        I only saw a few of the pumpkin nog, but they have plenty of the regular.

                        the store is open till 8:00pm too.

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                          StriperGuy Dec 27, 2011 02:05 PM

                          Pumpkin egg nog, shudder.

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                            Infomaniac Dec 27, 2011 03:57 PM

                            I know, nothing like the real thing which I should be doing. The convenience of the farm stores always getsin my way.

                            I'm looking forward to straining my bottles of the orange peel goodness tonight. Can't wait to try it out.

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                              StriperGuy Dec 28, 2011 06:15 AM

                              Let me know how you like it. Fresh pond whole foods had Satsumi yesterday for $1.49 a pound and Arax had beautiful tangerines and tangelos. I've got a liter or two already done and they are just plain amazing. Now I am trying to dry some peel and will add that to a few of the bottles, as I think DSP said somewhere dried makes for a more complex taste.

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                                Infomaniac Dec 28, 2011 07:18 AM

                                I like it a lot. THANKS!!!
                                I can't believe how easy this was.. I just made a batch of simple syrup and I'm waiting for it to cool before adding it in.
                                I might have to go out and buy a nice bottle to put it in.

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                                  StriperGuy Dec 28, 2011 07:33 AM

                                  Forgot, did you use vodka or grain?

                                  Seriously amazingly better than Cointreau or any of the commercial stuff.

                                  So glad you like it.

                                  Trick is it is probably hard to get FRESH peel in sufficient quantities to make the stuff commercially so the only way to do it is to make it yourself.

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                                    Infomaniac Dec 28, 2011 08:05 AM

                                    I had some grain so i did 50/50 grain and vodka.

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                                      StriperGuy Dec 28, 2011 09:03 AM

                                      Yah, they someone in this thread said that the extra alcohol content gives a better extraction particularly with fresh citrus.

                    2. re: NahantNative
                      owades Dec 27, 2011 08:20 PM

                      There was plenty of High Lawn Farm egg nog at the Whole Foods on Prospect Street in Cambridge this evening. They also had Crescent Ridge in glass quart bottles. I doubt if this is the only Whole Foods with egg nog, especially since we haven't passed New Year's Eve yet.

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