A History of Eggnog

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A bit about eggnog

During the holiday season, eggnog is one thing you will find in grocery stores across the globe. Such a popular product makes you wonder: Where did eggnog come from? Though the history of eggnog is debated, most agree that it originated as early as the 13th century in Britain, where it was a symbol of the upper class. In the 1700s eggnog started to become popular in the American colonies because many family farms had dairy cows and chickens. This meant making eggnog was convenient and affordable.

Where did the word “eggnog” come from?

There are a few ideas on the origin of the term “eggnog”. First, many etymologists, or specialists that study the origins of words, believe that the actual word eggnog stems from the word “noggin.” Noggins, or small wooden mugs, were commonly used to serve many egg-based drinks. Others think the word eggnog stems from the colonial Americans’ who ordered “egg-and-grog” when they wanted a cup of this delicious, creamy drink. “Egg-and-Grog” was eventually shortened to eggnog.

Though we aren’t certain how the term “eggnog” came to be, we do know that it’s still enjoyed by many during the holiday season. So next time you’re at the store, be sure to pick up a bottle of Kalona SuperNatural™ Organic Classic Eggnog. Our minimally-processed, non-homogenized eggnog was formulated to taste as if you made it at home! Its delicious blend of organic cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and custard, will surely please all of your holiday guests.

 

Sources:   http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/12/21/a-brief-history-of-eggnog/     http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/12/08/mf.about.eggnog/

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