With so many creative nogs in the supermarket cooler, choosing the perfect one can be quite the quest. Fear not! VegNews has taken the guesswork out of discovering the best seasonal drinks on the market. We started with six varieties, narrowed it down to our three favorites, and voted for our top pick—all in a blind taste test. Here are the most rum-ready nogs waiting to make an appearance at your next holiday get-together.
Brand: Earth Balance Soy Nog
The experience: Full-bodied, smooth-textured nog with a hint of nutmeg
Overheard: “A nice blend of holiday spices with a balanced thickness.”—Associate Publisher Colleen Holland
Best for: Adding a splash of holiday flavor to your favorite spirits and getting cozy by the fire
Brand: Silk Nog
The experience: Mild, light nog with a refreshing finish
Overheard: “Add a splash of rum for the perfect drink.”—Assistant to the Publisher Frankie McGee
Best for: Dunking sugar cookies and saving some for Santa and his reindeer
Brand: So Delicious Nog Coconut Milk Beverage
The experience: Thick, traditional nog scented with coconut that reminds us of French toast
Overheard: “This creamy nog is reminiscent of real egg nog!”—Online Editor Anna Peraino
Best for: Pairing with sugar-plum scones during holiday brunch
And the winner? Drum roll, please … Earth Balance Soy Nog! This brand-new contender embodies both great flavor and mouthfeel, and we could drink it by the gallon. With rum.