Best Eggnog to Buy (and the Worst) Slideshow

12. Silk Nog (Soy Milk)

Jane Bruce

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."

11. America's Choice Premium Egg Nog

Jane Bruce

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."

10. Horizon Organic Eggnog

Horizon Organic

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."

9. Bolthouse Farms Holiday Nog

Jane Bruce

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."

8. Farmland Egg Nog

Farmland

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."

7. Tuscan Holiday Egg Nog

Jane Bruce

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."

6. Trader Joe's Premium Egg Nog

Jane Bruce

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."

5. Turkey Hill Grade A Eggnog

Jane Bruce

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."

4. Organic Valley Organic Eggnog

Jane Bruce

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."

3. Southern Comfort Vanilla Spice Egg Nog

Jane Bruce

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!"

2. Hood Golden Egg Nog

Jane Bruce

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."

1. Ronnybrook Eggnog

Jane Bruce

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."