I am a lifelong eggnog fan. Whether it’s homemade or store-bought, I make a point to consume plenty of it every Christmas season. Upon seeing that Chobani released a new Oat Nog, my curiosity was piqued. Oat milk is my preferred nondairy milk substitute, so it sounded like a promising concept. As Chobani’s Oat Nog is vegan, there’s no egg in the product either.
I poured the Oat Nog into my festive vessel of choice and was dismayed by the consistency. It was much thinner than expected. I’ve had some oat milk varieties in the past that were decently thick and creamy, so I assumed the Oat Nog would be closer to that. Instead, it’s as watery as typical oat milk. Chobani manufactures an extra creamy version of its oat milk, so I don’t know why it couldn’t have aimed for a thickness closer to that.
I gave the Oat Nog a deep whiff and was stunned. It smelled exactly like eggnog. I started to feel optimistic again.
I took a sip of the Oat Nog and my taste buds rejoiced. It tasted remarkably close to the real thing. All of the standard, dominant eggnog flavor notes seemed to be there. I’m not sure what type of black magic trickery Chobani pulled off here, but it works quite well.
There is a faint undercurrent of oat milk flavor, but it’s mild. It’s perfectly sweet without being domineering. As time elapsed, I noticed that there was a bit of an aftertaste in my mouth. It was an inoffensive flavor, but it’s one that I frequently notice when having oat milk. It seems like a fair trade-off.
I decided to try more of the Oat Nog, but added the all-important nutmeg this time. It brought further cohesion and authenticity to the drink. Unfortunately, no amount of nutmeg can combat the thin consistency of this beverage.
Chobani Oat Nog won’t replace traditional eggnog for me, but I can see myself substituting it on occasion. If you enjoy eggnog, but are avoiding dairy, this is a perfect solution. Likewise, if you find conventional eggnog to be too heavy, this should accommodate nicely. It effortlessly stands on its own, and I’m pleased that it was my first taste of anything nog-related this holiday season.
Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 32 fl. oz. bottle
Purchased at: Fry’s
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1/2 cup) 90 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 55 milligrams of sodium, 12 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugars and less than 1 gram of protein.
13 thoughts to “REVIEW: Chobani Oat Nog”
I thought it was thin and bland, nowhere close to a 9/10 imo. I’ll be sticking with my vanilla spice eggnog by Southern Comfort 🙂
I absolutely LOVE this stuff!!! Even my brother who does NOT like oat milk loves this oat nog!! Thankfully our HyVee has always had it in stock since early october so I dont have to worry about not finding it! Defiantly a soild 10 out of 10 for me and my family!! ?????
Also personally I dont get why people care about whether or not it is thick because NO ONE in my family complained about the consistency and I actually like it better thin because I just think it tastes better this way! 😀
You don’t need to end every sentence with multiple exclamation marks like a 12 year old.
You don’t need to be rude over something so trivial and harmless.
Thanks Dan I agree.
If I’m reading the label correctly, it’s “Oat Nog flavored” Oat Milk. I would not expect it to be any thicker than their regular Oat Milk.
So what I did with mine and would recommend doing.
Use a Milk froth and froth it for about 30 seconds. It does help give it some extra thickness to it. Too much and it’s a bit too airy.
Great suggestion–thanks! And I have my new, handy, electric milk frother/heater to use for this–
I love it! Excellant!! I made a healthy smoothie using it too! Yummy?
It doesn’t taste like eggnog, but it is reminiscent of eggnog and tastes really good. I hope that I can find more this year.
Chobani Oat, is great! Great taste,great texture.Chobani hit a home run with this product.Highly recommended
I was very excited to try this, and now I’ve sent my husband out to all of our stores to buy up as much of this product as he can find (since it’s got an expiration date of April). I’m one of those super tasters, and I have to admit that when I made my first drink (spiced rum & nutmeg added), I was like WHAT? And I almost dumped it out; however, a little voice in my head said, “Do I not like it because it doesn’t taste good, or is it just because it’s different?” And then I took another sip and another sip. O.M.G. I’m in love! Yes, it’s thinner than a typical eggnog, but it’s also only 90 calories compared to like 240! What I love the most is that there is the tiniest essence of “Pina Colada” going on. I know that sounds strange, but if you think about it, nutmeg is an island kind of spice. And the oh so subtle coconut flavoring works really well with spiced rum and nutmeg. It’s almost like they created it with the intention of someone adding booze to the mix!
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