A Nod to Nogs

From organic traditional eggnog to non-dairy nog options, we’ve got something to suit everyone’s tastes — and all are free of any artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives.

Nothing shouts “The holidays are here!” quite like the arrival of eggnog. I love the creamy decadence, the taste of tradition, the once-a-yearness of it all. But folks who are vegan or lactose intolerant have been out of luck…until now. Not only does Whole Foods Market® sell organic traditional eggnog, but there are also some great non-dairy nog options to suit your tastes. And all of our nogs are free of any artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives.

I was curious to know how these non-dairy nogs stacked up to the familiar classic eggnog. So, with the help of some co-workers, we put together an unofficial, informal blind taste test here in the office breakroom (alcohol-free, of course). Here are the results:

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Here’s what our tasters said:

  • “Surprisingly creamy for non-dairy.”

  • “Not overly sweet or thick, like nogs can be. “

  • “Very nutmeg-y and not too rich, which is nice.”

  • “Not too thick or ‘spicy’ but still creamy.”

So Delicious Dairy Free Nog Coconut Milk Beverage

From our tasting panel:

  • “Coconut-cream pie in a glass.”

  • “Not like eggnog, but good. Coconut-y.”

  • “Yummy! Tastes like delicious melted ice cream!”

  • “The best yummiest non-dairy drink! “

Organic Valley Organic Eggnog

  • A traditional recipe using organic milk, cream, eggs, vanilla and nutmeg

  • Ultra-pasteurized

Taster comments:

  • “Love it! Tastes just like classic eggnog.”

  • “Very light, tastes like it could be low fat. I like it, but want a bit more nutmeg.”

  • “Nice and creamy, but still kind of light. Not too spicy.”

  • “Just like my mom used to make it. Nice balance of flavors.”

Looking for a non-dairy drink for the holidays that’s not a nog? We have that covered, too! Try the So Delicious Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk Beverage opens in a new tabor Westsoy’s Chocolate Peppermint Stick Soy Beverage opens in a new tab. And, for the perfect holiday brunch or Christmas morning breakfast, put together Baked Eggnog French Toast opens in a new tab in the evening and simply bake it in the morning. Do you have any nog traditions – homemade, from a carton, non-dairy or otherwise?

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