Dairy-Free Drinks Participate in the Notorious “Christmas Creep”


Holly Nog and Peppermint Chocolate SoymilkThe press release actually came out last week, but I couldn't even bring myself to discuss Christmas during the first week of October. Yet, after checking out the massive Christmas decoration section already installed at my local department store, I felt that the non-dairy industry at least deserved this brief "Christmas Creep" mention. VitaSoy has already released their two famed holiday soy beverages onto store shelves, Holly Nog (the dairy-free, egg-free version of eggnog) and Peppermint Chocolate. Not only are they dairy-free, but they are also quite low in both fat and calories, unlike traditional, dairy-rich eggnog.  My guess is that the soy nog from Silk will also be on grocer's shelves soon, if it isn't already.  VitaSoy is sold in shelf-stable aseptic packages, while Silk's soy nog is usually sold in the refrigerated department.  For a dairy-free and soy-free version of eggnog, see the recipe section of the guidebook, Go Dairy Free.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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