Welcome to Food Wars where we break down store-bought foods and put them up against its homemade counterpart. Judging is based on nutrition, price and taste. The current contender is eggnog. Let the battle begin!
Eggnog has been one of my favorite holiday drinks for as long as I can remember. My grandma used to keep a quart in her fridge just for me. I’ve always loved its spicy, thick, custard-like goodness and with Christmas merely two weeks away, cravings are in full swing. There’s just one big hurdle standing in my way…
The list of ingredients.
Kids have the amazing ability to ignore nutrition labels. Adults concerned about their health and those around them? Not so much.
Have you read the nutritional label of eggnog lately? The list of ingredients is dismal:
Grade A Milk and Cream, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Egg Yolks, Sugar, Nonfat Milk, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Spices, Carrageenan, Annatto (Color), Turmeric (Color).
Talk about a buzz kill. And we don’t even spike our ‘nog!
This leaves me with a major bone to pick.