Friday, October 16, 2009

Hiland Dairy - A Love/Hate Relationship

On Wednesday night, while Caleb, Sarah, and I were at church, Josh took Gabriel to Country Mart to pick up a gallon of milk.

When I got home that night after choir, and all the kids were in bed, Josh mentioned to me, "Guess what I saw at Country Mart?"

I had no idea.

"Halloween Egg Nog!" he continued.

"WHAT? HOW COULD IT BE OUT ALREADY?" I said...a little excited...a little confused.

I knew that the product would be just like the regular, "Holiday" egg nog. I knew it was just a marking ploy to associate it with Halloween.

And this is always my biggest weakness in the months of November and December. Sure, cookies, candy, and chocolate fudge are always hard to resist, but if I try, I can have "just one" of those. But egg nog...there is just no hope.

For a half of a cup (the serving size listed on the carton) it's 200 calories! The glasses in my house are all about 12 ounces, but I try not to fill them that full when I'm drinking this heavenly, creamy goodness. But...still...even just 8 ounces is 400 calories.

So I must know...who decided to contact Hiland Dairy and tell them to put egg nog out in October? It must be someone who knows someone. And someone who wants to sabotage my diet.

Shame on you. And shame on Hiland Dairy.

Now I'm off to go have a glass...


Sarah said...

One of my biggest holiday time weaknesses too, hope we don't have the Halloween version here. To keep from completely ruining healthy habit efforts we make glasses of half skim milk and half eggnog. It is still really good and you get to enjoy a larger glass :)

SonjaMichelle said...

Mmmmmm that sounds good. I wonder if we have that down here yet!!! I am gonna have to go to the store tonight and see!!!

Yeah, this is NOT gonna help my diet either! Grrr!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh .... there is nothing better than eggnog ... and like you, I can't just drink a little bit ... I have to guzzle a big ol' glass full ... now I can just taste it and want a glass so much!!! Maybe if they don't have any up here I will be able to survive until next month... LOL!!! That's the only way ... if it's at the stores here, it will just automatically jump in my cart no matter what!!!
Aunt Kathy

Causey Fam said...

Not to make your holiday temptation more difficult...but I just saw 2 recipes using eggnog. One for eggnog cake and one for French toast with eggnog instead of the usual egg/milk mixture! Yum ;o)

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