Eggnog’s not local. It’s not organic. It has high-fructose corn syrup, carrageenan, and guar gum in it. “Maybe it’s bad, but it tastes OH SO GOOD,” says kattyeyes.

Hood is the best brand, says foodsnob14. “Thankfully we cannot get it year round, I would be 20 lbs heavier!” alkapal particularly appreciates Hood’s pumpkin eggnog: “This stuff is phenomenal. Just the right amount of pumpkin-y goodness, and only a hint of spices.” And it makes killer French toast, says HillJ. Just dip and pan-fry. It’s also delicious processed through an ice cream maker. Cherylptw likes cooking with eggnog; “think crème brûlée, cheesecake, bread pudding, ice cream, pancakes, etc.,” she says.

For Chowhounds in the Los Angeles area, Broguiere’s eggnog is the stuff, says monku. It’s the one that comes in old-fashioned glass bottles. Truly divine, says latindancer.

Of course, dedicated hounds can always make their own.

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