Egg Nog: Round 2

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2003-12-30) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

So, here I am, another year older, another year wiser. Still, I have the crazy urge to review more varieties of nog. (...or perhaps, is it the fact that I simply can't find any of the brands I liked last year?) Anyway--- some good. Some bad. Some soy. As they used to say during Sunday football games: You make the call.

Contestant No. 1: Diary Maid Dairy Egg Nog Grade A Pasteurized

A local brand, made not twenty miles up the road in Frederick, MD, Dairy Maid has a really good creamy base, just about the right amount of sweetness, and the requisite tang of nutmeg. Honestly, having had most of the half gallon on my own, I think this is going to be the one to beat this year. That said, Santa didn't seem to appreciate it too much, but that could be because it sat out for a couple of hours before he got to it. I mean, a lot can be blamed on improper refrigeration, I suppose. Just ask Walt Disney.


  • Milk, cream, corn sweetener, egg yolk, whey solids, stabilizers, natural and artificial flavors, artificial color (FD&C yellow #5).

Contestant No. 2:

[At this point, I had passed out from fat and sugar overdose. To be continued...]