The very kind people at So Delicious sent me three Holiday drinks to review. I did not receive money for this, these are my real thoughts, and I think you’d know by now if I don’t like something I’m not going to bother with it.
That said, I am totally impressed considering I wasn’t sure what to make of them when I saw the flavours. What I received:
Let me preface this by saying I’ve never had egg nog, so I really have nothing to compare this drink to. Even as a kid, I thought the idea of drinking an egg based beverage sounded rather unappealing. I had a few misconceptions of what this drink would taste like. I thought I’d have to plug my nose and drink it back fast like a shot. I am glad to say I was completely wrong.
The So Delicious Nog Coconut Milk was sweet, creamy, and the nutmeg shone as a feature ingredient. I could definitely see why people would want to drink this by the glass. There wasn’t a weird aftertaste just a smooth pleasing experience. If someone had this drink in a punchbowl at a party I don’t think I’d leave the table.
When it comes to the whole ‘pumpkin spice craze’, I am not a big fan, in fact I seriously dislike pumpkin anything (except roasted seeds; those are delicious). So Delicious Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk has given me some hope for the category. The ingredients are rather vague just listing “spices” and not being clear which ones are present in the beverage. I wish I knew because whatever they are they’re magical. This drink is creamy, pleasant, and has a thicker consistency than the Nog. For some reason I didn’t expect that. The colour was also a deeper shade of beige leaning towards orange. I’m guessing this colour difference is because of the pumpkin ingredient. I would totally make both the Nog and this Pumpkin Spice drink into my own vegan version of Baileys. I could totally see how this could work. Imagine how that would make a holiday party that much more jolly.
I am a HUGE fan of anything chocolate mint to begin with. I can see why this drink should only come out during the holidays because otherwise people would be downing it in the streets and you’d get sick of it. Instead, it should be experienced with care as an enjoyable treat instead of a common flavour. There’s no weird aftertaste or gritty sensation as I’ve experienced with other chocolate mint drinks. Over all, the drink is perfectly balanced with mint and chocolate. If this was the 80’s I would have used this drink as my milk while eating Cookie Crisp cereal. This cereal was seriously ridiculous. I mean what marketing executive came up with the idea of giving children cookies for breakfast. Not only did it pass as a product, but people bought it? Oh man. Anyway, I suppose I could recreate my childhood memories with some Enjoy Life cookies that I like so much. That would do nicely. This drink goes down easy, as the consistency is thin like regular soy milk, and it doesn’t have the thick creamy aspect. If you’re wondering what Monk Fruit is, as I was when I read the nutrition facts, it’s a natural sweetener.
Thank you So Delicious for bringing these drinks to my attention and giving me the chance to try them out. I never thought I’d say I like Nog or anything pumpkin. I cannot wait to get my hands on these products when they come to Canada. American friends – count your lucky stars you have immediate access to these items!