Happy National Eggnog Day! While today may not be an official holiday requiring federal institutions to be closed, we believe it deserves to be celebrated.
The exact origins of this traditional holiday drink are not known, but it is widely accepted that it began in medieval Britain. The hot milky drink gained popularity with monks, who would make it using eggs and figs, before coming to the American colonies in the 1700’s. This is where rum was substituted for the original sherry to create the version we enjoy today. The abundance of dairy products quickly made eggnog an affordable holiday favorite for all people. Today, eggnog recipes vary by region, allowing for slight variations depending on favorite local flavors. In Puerto Rico, it is customary to add coconut milk while here in the Deep South, we switch out traditional rum for bourbon.
What better way to celebrate National Eggnog Day than with some Delysia Eggnog Bark! This favorite holiday flavor can now be enjoyed, no glass required. Our indulgent white chocolate is the base for this bark, establishing its’ rich, creamy taste. Chef Nicole blends this with thick eggnog and finishes with a touch of nutmeg to create this iconic flavor. One bite of Eggnog Bark will have you feeling festive and ready for the rest of your holiday obligations. It’s delicious on it’s own, but even better when paired with other holiday flavors. Try it with some of our other holiday chocolate barks such as our Gingerbread, S’mores, or Peppermint Barks. Served together, these chocolate barks are an explosion of the holiday flavors we look forward to all year.
These special treats are only around for the holidays, so make sure to stock up and get your fill before they’re gone! Grab your favorites to enjoy while you finish the last of your holiday wrapping or bring them to your family gatherings.