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Question #12049 posted on 12/31/2004 3:12 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Each holiday season, I find myself strangely drawn to the allure of creamy eggnog. While I do recognize its opaque thickness and high levels of saturated fat are a turn-off to some people, I have come to find that I love eggnog in its own special little way.

The problem is, though, that I notice that eggnog is typically a seasonal beverage, and it goes off the market long before my cravings subside. Is there any location within the Provo area that could provide me with a yearlong stream of frothy nutmeg-topped goodness? If not, could I perhaps order it bulk? Your assistance is completely and wholeheartedly met with thanks. Happy holidays.

- A man who likes his nog

A: Dear Man Who Likes his Nog,

If you are really that into the Nog, I would reccomend that you learn to make it yourself. Here are a few recipies:

http://www.texascooking.com/recipes/eggnog.htm (ignore the part about the Rum, Captain Morgan or otherwise)
http://www.aeb.org/recipes/classics/egg-nog.html

Your other option would be to find your favorite brand of Egg Nog (while it is still widely availibile, which should be until New Years), look on the back of the carton, and contact that company directly.

Generally, Egg Nog makers simply stop production in late December because demand falls through the floor. Nobody wants Egg Nog at Valentine's Day, so they don't ship it. They may still make a small amount for special Egg Nog high-demand communities, but you'll have to contact your favorite Nogger to find out.

I would do so right now, but I don't have a single drop of Egg Nog within reach.

That is all.

Horatio the Milk Drinker
A: Dear A man,

Oh wow, looks like Horatio answered the question before I was done with my response. The funny thing is that we both came up with the idea of making egg nog yourself. Anyway, to add to what Horatio just said, here are some sites that I've found that have some great, non-alcoholic recipes for our favorite, nug-meggy beverage:

http://www.epicurious.com/drinking/find/results?type=drink&search=eggnog
http://www.whistlingelves.com/eggnog.php3
http://www.indepthinfo.com/eggnog/index.shtml

Also, if none of recipes turn out, you can always get some egg nog off of Amazon.com for $3.99 a quart. Just go to Amazon and type in "Borden's Premium Egg Nog."

- Hephaestus
A: Dear Fellow Appreciator of Nog,
Phoenix and I are also true nog connoisseurs. If you look in grocery stores like Macey's (or even the Creamery) you'll find that nog goes on sale even before Halloween. Three months of nog isn't too bad as long as you start on it as soon as it comes out.

-Benvolio