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Matchup of the Week: ‘Egg’ Nog

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

Recently, I have become obsessed with vegan nog. I never cared for the dairy version of this beverage (seriously—who wants to drink EGG YOLK?!), but the vegan version tastes a million times better. Not only that, it’s also healthier for you. Da, da, da, dum:

Silk Nog

  • Serving Size: 1/2 Cup (120 ml)
  • Calories: 90
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g
  • Sugars: 12 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Source: http://bit.ly/hr2ILF

Land O’Lakes Egg Nog

  • Serving Size: 1/2 Cup (120 ml)
  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 20 g
  • Sugars: 19 g
  • Sodium: 95 mg
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 65 mg

Source: http://bit.ly/tIttng

Yep, the vegan version has almost half the calories, plus fewer carbs and less fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium. Basically, you get less of the stuff you don’t want and more of what you do want: decadent flavor. This holiday season, you can spare egg-laying hens and your waistline by indulging in delicious vegan nog beverages. No sacrifice required. ;)

P.S. Silk-brand nog isn’t the only vegan version available! Check out these options from Earth Balance and Rice Dream.

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  • Dazzle says:

    I stopped buying Silk after the company was bought out by Dean Foods and became non-organic overnight (with no change in price). I am a huge fan of So Delicious organic coconut milk products, including their excellent Nog. Made by Turtle Mountain Foods, a privately held natural foods company in Oregon!

  • Nik says:

    I’m in the UK and don’t get any of these :’(

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  • Marina S. says:

    Megan Millford, thank you for letting us know! I was suspicious about Silk too. If it is not organic we shouldn’t use it!

  • Jan says:

    I love this stuff! My absolute favorite is the Pumpkin Spice. My problem is that, this season, I’ve only been able to find the Nog, and only in one store – what happened?
    I also agree that, because they are no longer organic, there has to be others to try instead. I’m going to have to try to find the Earth Balance and Rice Dream versions. The trouble, there again, is that Silk is just about the only one I can find in my area.

  • Jodi says:

    There is a coconut milk nog that is even better than the Silk – It’s by So Delicious. Serving size is 1/2 cup, 90 calories, 3g fat. It’s the best one I’ve found.

  • Alex says:

    I can’t believe you didn’t even mention So Delicious Coconut Nog. It’s so much better than Silk or Rice Dream.

  • Amber says:

    During the beginning of the Nog season I was buying Silk every time I went to the store. Now nobody seems to carry any of the Silk besides the chocolate mint and pumpkin spice! I’ve had to resort to other soy nogs, and they’re just not as good!

  • Ariel says:

    After I watched the PETA animal abuse video, I stopped eating meat and became vegan. It was hard because I’ve been vegan for the first 1/2 of my life then suddenly a meat eater and now a vegan again. But I cannot stand the thought of animals, innocent creatures getting hurt just because I’ve got a hungry! I’ve never tried Silk before so I tried their very vanilla one and I LOVED it! I even got my dad, who’s been a meat eater his entire 46 year life to like it too! I so recommend this for anyone who wants to be vegan!

  • Kelly says:

    I think the Silk “Egg” Nog is good. While we are talking about holiday beverages, the Silk Pumpkin Spice Soymilk is delicious. My personal fav is So Delicious Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk Beverage. Now THAT is good stuff!

  • Megan Millford says:

    I used to buy Silk all the time, but they are NO LONGER ORGANIC. Non-organic soy is a #GE industrial product created for manufacturing and factory farming. No animal or person should consume it. What about homemade eggnog? Your choice of non-dairy milks, agar-agar or arrowroot or egg substitute to thicken, cinnamon, nutmeg and/or vanilla for flavor, and agave sweetener. Even a dash of turmeric for the rich golden look. As the saying goes: Good & good for you!

  • Bruce Jensne says:

    I love this stuff – but frankly, I wish they made it in the lo-fat-cal version like their other Silk products. The lo-fat-cal versions of everything else, no matter the flavor, tastes better and has a better texture. Their Lo-Fat Silk Chocolate is perfect, and this nog would be too, if they made it that way.

  • christian says:

    silk was okay… tried silk, rice and coconut milk nog… the coconut was by far the best!! Delicious!

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