Review Update! So Delicious Dairy Free Nog and Holiday Beverages are now available in shelf-stable packages (don’t be fooled by the grocery stores that insist on selling them in the cold case!), so you can stock up and enjoy these Limited Edition flavors for months after the holidays wrap up.
We tested each of the So Delicious Dairy Free holiday beverages, all with their coconut beverage base, in two separate households to get all-age opinions:
So Delicious Dairy Free Nog Coconut Milk
Could it be – a dairy free nog that tastes as good as the real thing? Having just experimented with several homemade nogs myself, both with eggs and without, I have to say that this was a So Delicious surprise. Thick, rich, and creamy, yet still perfectly pourable, the Nog from So Delicious hit the mark for consistency, flavor (with that notable hint of nutmeg), and drinkable dessert appeal.
Our resident teen, proclaimed, “It tastes like pudding before it sets up! To which I responded, “You eat pudding before it sets up?” She shot me a guilty smile and continued on to say that it tastes like there is some cinnamon (it is just the nutmeg) and is amazing, but almost a little too rich for her.
That luxurious thickness was what I expected of a good dairy free nog, so to me it was perfectly sweet and delightfully decadent. Tony concurred, stating that it is “Good, really good.” He was honestly surprised at how close this was to “traditional” nog.
In Sarah’s house, the adults liked the So Delicious Dairy Free Nog best. In fact, she proclaimed it her favorite of the three. “It has all of the seasonal flavor I love without the heaviness of traditional eggnog. The Nog flavors marry well with the coconut, too.”
So Delicious Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk
The dairy free nog seemed like a hard act to follow, but the Pumpkin Spice coconut milk holiday beverage was determined to take the stage. It was similar to the dairy free Nog in sweet creaminess, but the Pumpkin Spice diverged with its own flavor profile that was akin to drinkable pumpkin pie filling! I can think of no better way to describe it, so we will leave it at that. If you scoop pumpkin pie filling by the spoonful before baking, then this holiday beverage is a must try for you.
In Sarah’s house, the Pumpkin Spice was voted as the crowd favorite. She said, “I can see why. So many pumpkin spice items are all spice, no pumpkin. In the So Delicious Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk, the clean, wholesome pumpkin flavor is clear, accented by just the right amount of spice.”
So Delicious Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk
Unlike the other two, the Mint Chocolate is lower in sugar (though not sugar-free) with the addition of stevia and monk fruit extract to keep it perfectly sweet. Our teen tester is a huge fan of mint, chocolate, and unique sweeteners, so she simply adored this refreshing sip. My friend Caroline rated the Mint Chocolate as her hands down favorite, saying that it has a “grown-up” taste and a nice rich consistency. Indeed, it drank more like 2% milk, offering a lighter taste and mouth feel.
I really liked the contrast of the Mint Chocolate, and how the mint undertones were present, but not overwhelming. It was voted as “amazing in coffee”, and we all agreed it could be a sensational instant hot chocolate. Tony wasn’t a big fan of the flavor due to the alternate sweeteners. I confess that we’re both still purists when it comes to sugar, so the dairy free nog was still first in our books. Luckily there were two other testers who were happy to claim the rest for themselves.
Sarah’s household also gave the Mint Chocolate a sweet review. She said, “Some of the little ones in our family find some mint-flavored items to be too “spicy,” but the balance of chocolate and mint in the So Delicious Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk is just right.”
Availability Note: All three of these holiday beverages are in stores through the holidays but will taper off in the new year, so you will want to keep an eye out seasonally. They are sold chilled, with the other milk alternatives, in stores across the U.S.
Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free Nog and other Holiday Beverages are Certified Kosher Parve (according to the packages – not the website), Certified Gluten Free, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Dairy Free Nog and other Holiday Beverages are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free (if concerned about coconut for tree nut allergies, see this post), peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the So Delicious website at www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com.