REVIEW: Silk Soy Nog

Silk Nog

During the holiday season I look forward to several things, like trying to get onto Santa’s naughty list, tricking women to kiss me under the mistletoe, wishing all the white people Happy Kwanzaa, and drinking egg nog, which I look forward to the most.

If I owned a dairy, I would not only piss off the ghost of French scientist Louis Pasteur by drinking milk straight from a cow’s udder, I would also make egg nog available throughout the year, because sometimes I crave it in July when the temperature rises and my body yearns for something cool, refreshing, and made out of something that comes out of a chicken’s butt.

Of course, the problem with having egg nog year round is the fact that real egg nog is as fattening as Rosie O’Donnell would be to an anaconda, which makes drinking egg nog year round good for Nicole Richie, but not good for everyone else.

Sure there’s light egg nog, but even that can make Ms. Richie look a little pudgy. So if she wants to keep her skeleton-like figure and enjoy the holidays with a little nog, she could always drink Silk Soy Nog.

The lactose-, dairy-, cholesterol-, gluten-, egg-, casein-, peanut-, and MSG-free Silk Soy Nog is good for the lactose-intolerant, vegans, PETA members, autistic people, and The Biggest Loser contestants. It also has no saturated fat and has 180 calories per one cup serving.

Being a regular Silk Soy Milk drinker (Very Vanilla and Chocolate flavors are the best…Double true!), I thought I would enjoy the Silk Soy Nog, much like I enjoy putting Canadian and Japanese coins into Salvation Army buckets, but at first, I didn’t like its taste, which kind of reminded me of the Silk Very Vanilla Soy Milk, except with a little spice and a little less nutty flavor. However, after drinking an entire quart-sized carton, the flavor began to grow on me.

So I guess it has an acquired taste, much like beer and emo rock.

The consistency of the Silk Soy Nog wasn’t thick like regular egg nog or light egg nog, but it was thicker than regular Silk Soy Milk. It also wasn’t as yellowish like regular egg nog. Instead it had a less festive grayish/yellowish color. Instead it had a light pastel yellow color.

(Editor’s Note: Maybe I should stop drinking this stuff straight from the carton. Anyway, after actually looking at it in a cup, it has a light pastel color. Sorry about that.)

If given the choice between regular egg nog and Silk Soy Nog, I would definitely choose the regular egg nog, because it’s more satisfying and much more flavorful. Although, because of its fat and cholesterol content, I wouldn’t be able to drink much of it, unless I enjoy the hardening of my arteries. The Silk Soy Nog was good, but I don’t think it’s something I would look forward to next holiday season.

But I do look forward to putting on my illuminating Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer underwear next Christmas.

(Sidenote: I once drank an entire quart-sized carton of regular egg nog in less than five minutes in high school. My digestive system was not happy about that and because of that experience, I DO NOT recommend drinking an entire quart-sized carton of regular egg nog in less than five minutes. Although, it would kind of make a neat YouTube video or TIB review.)

Item: Silk Soy Nog
Price: $3.99
Size: 1 quart
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: It tastes good, but may take getting used to. The word nog. No cholesterol. No saturated fat. Lactose-free. Putting Canadian and Japanese coins into Salvation Army buckets. Drinking egg nog.
Cons: If you don’t like soy milk, you’re not going to like this. Not having egg nog available all year long. Not as thick as regular egg nog. Drinking an entire carton of egg nog in less than five minutes.

26 thoughts on “REVIEW: Silk Soy Nog

  1. I’ve tried this product, and quite honestly found it to perfectly represent the intersection of everything I don’t like about soy milk and everything I don’t like about commercial eggnog.

    I drink very little eggnog, but what little I do have gets made from cream, milk, eggs, sugar and nutmeg, with some bourbon thrown in just for fun.

    I found the Silk Nog (nog sounds kinda dopey on its own, doesn’t it) to be very beany, a little too sweet, and despite being organic, artificial tasting. (FWIW, my soymilk preference is Organic Valley plain, which is pleasantly unbeany.)

    And yes, the soynog is kind of gray.

  2. When I moved back from Peru a few years ago, it was the very beginning of January, and I was jonesing for some nog. Unfortunately Silk-nog was all I could find. Needless to say, I didn’t get past one glass and that almost made me ralph. I’m not a fan of soy-milk either, so I guess that influenced my judgment a bit also.

    On a side note, I was just wondering last week if anyone could do the “Gallon Challenge” with eggnog. I would pay to see that.

  3. i’m with larry b on his soy milk choice – organic valley is a way better brand than Silk, which for some reason has TAKEN OVER the supermarket refrig case, eliminating choices for me, the consumer, who finds Silk soy milk to blow bigtime. Organic Valley, much better. Soy Dream, even better better

  4. Chuck – I say you call it “K-Fed Is Dog Food.”

    jamie – Holy crap! Silk is slowly taking over the world. I look forward to battling Silk Ice Cream one of these days.

    Peachy – I rather not have to deal with silk underwear — but that’s just me.

    LarryB – I haven’t had homemade egg nog in a while. Maybe that’s something for a weekend project.

    Mad Cow – Johnny Knoxville would probably do it in Jackass 3.

    tg – I dunno about the Soy Dream. I tried that when I first started drinking soy milk. Didn’t really like it. Maybe I should give it another try. Happy New Year to you too!

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