Best Eggnog to Buy (and the Worst) Slideshow

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12. Silk Nog (Soy Milk)
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12. Silk Nog (Soy Milk)
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Nutrition: 90 calories, 2g fat, 15g carbohydrates per serving (1/2 cup)

Tasting Notes: "This is vile, too thin, tastes nothing like eggnog." "Chalky." "Tastes super watered down." "Unsatisfying." "The worst — watery, grainy, horrible." "No holiday spirit."

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Jane Bruce

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11. America's Choice Premium Egg Nog
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11. America's Choice Premium Egg Nog
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Nutrition: 170 calories, 8g fat, 22g carbohydrates per serving (1/2 cup)

Tasting Notes: "Bubblegum-banana flavor, too thin, no spice." "What WAS that?" "Chemical taste and smell." "Something about this doesn't smell right." "No eggnog taste!" "Thin, runny texture with an odd Parmesan cheese aftertaste."

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Jane Bruce

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10. Horizon Organic Eggnog
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10. Horizon Organic Eggnog
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Nutrition: 140 calories, 3g fat, 22g carbohydrates per serving (1/2 cup)

Tasting Notes: "Thin-loose texture, bubblegum-banana candy aftertaste." "Very sweet." "Strong aromas of vanilla." "Tastes like melted chemical ice cream." "Chalky, fruity, watery." "No 'spicy' flavor."

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Horizon Organic

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9. Bolthouse Farms Holiday Nog
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9. Bolthouse Farms Holiday Nog
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Best Healthy Option

Nutrition: 80 calories, 1.5g fat, 12g carbohydrates per serving (4 ounces)

Tasting Notes: "Thick, spicy — rum raisin and cumin flavors." "Spiced cake batter and ginger snap flavors." "Tastes like maple syrup-covered pancakes." "Unnatural tasting." "Strong butterscotch aroma, tastes like a watered-down gingerbread cookie." "Weird texture — looks creamy, tastes watery."

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Jane Bruce

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8. Farmland Egg Nog
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8. Farmland Egg Nog
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Nutrition: 180 calories, 8g fat, 23g carbohydrates per serving (1/2 cup)

Tasting Notes: "Super-sweet." "Tastes like a lemon shortbread cookie." "Frozen lemon meringue flavor." "More like lemon-flavored ice cream than eggnog."

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Farmland

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7. Tuscan Holiday Egg Nog
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7. Tuscan Holiday Egg Nog
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Nutrition: 180 calories, 8g fat, 22g carbohydrates per serving (1/2 cup)

Tasting Notes: "Not creamy enough, strange aftertaste, almost bitter." "Very sweet, supermarket childhood eggnog." "A little on the thin side." "Bright yellow color." "Bubblegum flavor, artificial tasting." "Weird cosistency, not enough spices." "Melted milkshake texture."

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Jane Bruce

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6. Trader Joe's Premium Egg Nog
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6. Trader Joe's Premium Egg Nog
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Best Value

Nutrition: 180 calories, 9g fat, 20g carbohydrates per serving (1/2 cup)

Tasting Notes: "Thick texture, with good spice flavor." "Too thick, like melted ice cream but not necessarily in a good way." "Not too sweet." "Thicker, more noticeable nutmeg flavor, same opening chemically-custardy flavor." "Banana flavor." "Good creamy texture." "Tastes much better with rum."

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Jane Bruce

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5. Turkey Hill Grade A Eggnog
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5. Turkey Hill Grade A Eggnog
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Nutrition: 190 calories, 9g fat, 23g carbohydrates per serving (1/2 cup)

Tasting Notes: "Very banana-y, kind of custardy." "Tastes like ice cream base." "Nice, not too sweet, vanilla-y." "Very average, thick, yellow." "Tastes spiked already." "Strong nutmeg, good egg flavor, creamy."

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Jane Bruce

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4. Organic Valley Organic Eggnog
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4. Organic Valley Organic Eggnog
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Nutrition: 180 calories, 10g fat, 18g carbohydrates per serving (1/2 cup)

Tasting Notes: "Lots of nutmeg, good consistency, creamy but not cloying." "Thick, heavy cinnamon and nutmeg flavors." "Spice overwhelms." "Thickness, weight, and texture is rich." "Has Christmas spices flavor." "Sweetness offset by strong notes of allspice and nutmeg, goes well with rum."

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Jane Bruce

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3. Southern Comfort Vanilla Spice Egg Nog
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3. Southern Comfort Vanilla Spice Egg Nog
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Nutrition: 220 calories, 9g fat, 25g carbohydrates per serving (1/2 cup)

Tasting Notes: "Well-balanced flavor and aroma — easy drinking." "Good spices, maybe a little sweet, good texture." "Melted ice cream, slightly nutty." "Sugar cookie flavor." "Milky white color, tastes like a cannoli." "Slightly thinner consistency but tasty!"

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Jane Bruce

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2. Hood Golden Egg Nog
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2. Hood Golden Egg Nog
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Nutrition: 180 calories, 9g fat, 20g carbohydrates per serving (4 ounces)

Tasting Notes: "Rich and creamy but not too sweet." "Kind of like crème anglaise, but chilled." "Has a definite vanilla milkshake quality." "You want to keep drinking this." "Tastes homemade." "Great with rum."

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Jane Bruce

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1. Ronnybrook Eggnog
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1. Ronnybrook Eggnog
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Best Overall and Best for Spiking

Nutrition: Approximately 210 calories, 9g fat, 23g carbohydrates per serving (8 ounces)

Tasting Notes:"Very thick and well balanced, spice notes are subtle." "Creamy, rich." "Best with rum." "Tastes like what I think eggnog should be." "Happiness."

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Jane Bruce