I had a soy caramel brulee latte at Starbucks in Walt Disney World. Enough said.
Eggnog is by far one of my guiltiest of guilty pleasures. It has nothing nutritionally redeemable about it, which probably attributes to its deliciousness. However, I cannot justify consuming 200+ calories on a half of a cup of a drink, so I spend a lot of time trying lower calorie nogs (sometimes no egg at all). I tried Target’s Market Pantry for the first time last year and fell in love. It is a beautiful consistency, not too creamy and not too runny, and has a good balance of sweetness and spices, moreso cinnamon than nutmeg. My only complaint I could find is its shade of yellow bothers me. It’s a little more artificial looking than I’d like, but it’s not glowing or anything. Otherwise, so far it has been my staple eggnog this entire season.
Market Pantry Lite Eggnog: 4.5/5
Having tried one other vegan nog that did not necessarily tickle my fancy, I cannot say I was particularly thrilled to try this one. But, being the nog lover I am and desperate to find a healthier alternative to egg nog that wasn’t a light/low fat version, I went to my local Wegman’s and purchased it. And I must say, this was one of the best holiday food purchases I have made to date.
When I opened it up, I smelled a nice waft of nutmeg, which was promising. When I poured it in my clear glass, I was in awe of the thick consistency even apparent in the pouring process, a consistency I’ve not experienced since I ceased purchasing regular egg nog. I held the glass to my lips, and again was taken aback; it tasted like nog too! The flavor was not overwhelmingly strong, but distinctly nog-like. The more I consumed, the more I enjoyed the creamy, familiar beverage.
The only thing keeping this from a perfect score is, as a non-vegan rating this to people who, by the content of this blog, I assume are also non vegan, the beverage does not contain the egg flavor, or even an imitation of t. While I am more than okay with that and just enjoy having a nog that’s healthy for which I do not have to compromise deliciousness, I realize others want that egg taste.
So Delicious Coconut Nog: 4.5/5