It’s Finally Nog Season!

Many of you know about my oatmeal addiction, but did you know I tend to hoard vegan nog? At the end of the season I buy extra to last me through the rest of the cold, dark winter.

So the end of October or beginning of November I start looking for it to appear on a refrigerated shelf on any of the stores I go to. (I lose all store loyalty when it comes to nog!)

This year there are more on the shelf than ever before. The original Silk soy nog, a new soy nog from Earth Balance, and a non-soy version made by So Delicious using the coconuts that they are famous for. Last year I found a rice nog, but I haven’t spotted it yet this year, so I couldn’t include it. If I find it I’ll add it in later.

Here’s some information and opinions on all the nogs:

Silk:

  • Lighter yellow than the rest
  • Medium body, a little thicker than their normal soy milk
  • Sweet with nutmeg coming through at the start and finish
  • Great spice to soy flavor ratio
  • Good for coffee
  • 90 calories
  • 2g fat
  • Not labeled gluten-free, but allergy statement says that it is processed in the same facility that almonds and coconut are
  • Do not drink if you have an allergy to either of those or soy

Earth Balance:

  • Thicker than the silk, closer to real eggnog
  • Less nutmeg and spice – mildest in flavor
  • Would be a good addition to coffee
  • 80 calories
  • 1.5 g fat
  • Organic
  • Labeled gluten-free
  • Do not drink if you have a soy allergy

So Delicious:

  • Extra rich and thickest of all
  • Speckled with ground spice
  • Nice spice balance
  • Strong smell and taste of coconut
  • Cheryl said it reminded her of coconut creme pie
  • Would stand up well in baked goods and cocktails
  • 90 calories
  • 3g fat
  • Organic
  • Labeled gluten-free and soy-free
  • Do not drink if you are allergic to coconut
In my opinion they are all worth giving a try this season. I have a guest post coming up that might have a nog-tini recipe and there may be an oatmeal recipe to come out of this too!

Comments

  1. I love all of the new non-dairy nog flavors and was inspired by the So Delicious nog to create a Vegan Nog-Infused Creme Brulee…sooo good!

    http://veggiegrettie.com/2011/11/02/vegan-nog-infused-creme-brulee/

  2. Great review of the vegan nog options. I don’t really like the Silk version (not a fan of soy milk), but the Earth Balance one sounds intriguing. I’ll have to find some in my area to try out.

  3. This post is for me!! I was just thinking about nog yesterday and wondering which ones were the best. You are reading my mind, Kathy!

  4. uncommonlife says:

    Thanks for the reviews. I never had “real” nog, but I am very excited to try the coconut. You know how I love So Delicious!

  5. blessedmama3 says:

    Thanks for the rundown of all the nogs. I have yet to try any of them over the years, but I used to love the egg version years ago. I’ll have to break down and give one of these a try this year.

  6. Rice Dream’s nog is good, too. Silk is owned by a large dairy corporation, so as a vegan, I avoid their products.

  7. This is a great comparison! And nog-tini? Can’t wait!

  8. I really need to try one of those — I think they have the Silk one at my grocery store. I’ll have to give them a try! :)

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