I come down on the pro-eggnog side, but judging by anecdotal evidence – that is, me asking people if they like eggnog – it seems it might be 50/50 or less.
I just never could understand the dislike of this traditional holiday beverage. It’s sweet, creamy, finely spiced and very accepting of a splash of rum. My favorite Christmas movie scene involving eggnog was in “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation,” when Chevy Chase and Randy Quaid guzzled spiked eggnog from reindeer-head cups with antlers.
That’s actually the only eggnog movie scene I can think of.
Okay, let’s hear from an anti-eggnog person, my dear husband.
Me: You don’t like eggnog, do you?
Me: Why not?
Him: Too sweet, too thick.
Me: So you like the flavor of it?
Him: Not really, no. Don’t like the flavor. I mean the flavor is not horrible, but the thickness and the sweetness of it is … gross.
Well, that’s definitely not a term we want associated with the culinary.
Eggnog is made from eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and spices, all ingredients normally delicious on their own, as well as together in countless recipes. How is it that they create such a reviled product?
Let’s hear from the eggnog haters and the ‘nog lovers in the bunch.
Why the love? Why the hate?