Tuesday, November 20, 2012

REVIEW: Edy's Eggnog (Limited Edition)

My journey through the latest Edy's offerings have been contained to the limited edition offerings, so I continued the trend when I stumbled upon their seasonal Egg Nog flavor. Although Peppermint should be around for the foreseeable future, Pumpkin is already being phased out as the Fall months fade away. Both of the previous cartons were straightforward, effective and managed to keep the nutrition facts in check. Although I'm not well versed in the world of eggnog, the beverage on the front of the container certainly looked refreshing.

The authentic holiday drink is made by combining milk or cream with sugar, beaten eggs, a bevy of interchangeable liquors and is finished with a dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg. This ice cream impersonation appears as simple as the other limited edition flavors, with only specks of nutmeg breaking up the off-white eggnog base. With only 140 calories per half cup serving, you could nearly put away this entire one and a half quart container at what a mere pint of Greater's heavier offerings would offset you nutritionally. This soft, fluffy ice cream comes out of the carton with ease, filling the entire bowl after only a few scoops.

Having only had eggnog on a few occasions over the course of my life, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I picked up a portion of the manilla colored base and dove right in. As usual when it comes to Edy's, the consistency is on the verge of having a gum-like feel, but manages to stay just above the threshold. The first inclination from my taste buds came from the subtle nutmeg, followed quickly by the sweet familiar taste of eggnog. Sweetened eggs don't sound too appetizing, but when the taste is added to ice cream it's strangely enjoyable.

The mellow flavoring of the nutmeg and sweetened eggs are pleasant enough, but before long I find myself ready to move on. Although this was a spot-on representation of the actual drink, and tends to get better as I went, this can't manage to surpass Pumpkin or Peppermint. Like many other beverage-based ice creams I've reviewed, this leaves me yearning for a glass of the authentic stuff.

Where I Found It: Super Wal-Mart
Grade: D

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