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Dec 26, 2011 02:41 PM

Is there any good egg nog left in Boston?

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. 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!

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

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      1. re: owades

        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

        1. re: NahantNative

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

          1. re: Veggo

            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.

            1. re: susanl143

              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.

            1. re: NahantNative

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

              1. re: sallyt

                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.

          2. 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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            1. re: Madrid

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

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

              1. 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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                1. re: NahantNative

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

                    1. re: NahantNative

                      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

                        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.

                          1. re: StriperGuy

                            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.

                            1. re: Infomaniac

                              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.

                              1. re: StriperGuy

                                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.

                                1. re: Infomaniac

                                  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.

                                  1. re: StriperGuy

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

                                    1. re: Infomaniac

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

                    2. re: NahantNative

                      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.