Well, it’s official. For at least the last week, at least one Denver radio station (KOSI, “Denver’s Home for the Holidays”) has been playing holiday music! For the record, I object. I love Christmas and the holiday season as much as the next person. But please, please please…can we reach Thanksgiving first and enjoy that holiday without Christmas trumping it?
Of course, the arrival of the holiday season also means the arrival of some delicious seasonal goodies, including egg nog. Last year, our local stores carried a selection of gluten-free, lactose-free egg nogs. But alas, they sold out before I ever had a chance to taste a sip! This year, I would act fast… we picked up two versions of GF, LF egg nog.
The first is from the folks over at Silk Soymilk. Their seasonally available nog is delicious. It’s on the less-sweet side of egg nog, but the texture is smooth and creamy, and the taste is remarkably like egg nog for a product that has neither egg nor milk.
The second is from the folks at Lactaid, the makers of lactose-free milk and my saving grace: Lactaid pills. It’s very sweet (almost too much so), and it’s thick, creamy, and has an unbelievably smooth texture. Of course, it also has real milk and egg, and hence also has about twice the fat, twice the calories (and, some would say, twice the goodness) of the Silk version.
Our favorite? A 50-50 blend of the Silk and Lactaid egg nogs. You can’t beat it. Now make haste and get yours, before it sells out!