Friday, November 7, 2014
Coal Region Connections: Was the Best Eggnog Made in the Coal Region?
By: Mark Marek, Coal Region Connections
Eggnog made its way to America during the Colonial period. This sweetened dairy product is made from milk, sugar, raw eggs, & spices. Many prefer to add a little kick to their eggnog with a couple shots of whiskey, bourbon, brandy, or rum.
During the 1826 Christmas holiday, he U.S. Military Academy at West Point was the site of the Great Egg Nog Riot. Whiskey was smuggled into the academy to make eggnog for Christmas. The end result was the court martial of 20 cadets & 1 enlisted man.
Guer's Egg Nog, which is produced at Guer's Tumbling Run Dairy near Pottsville, has been a coal region tradition for decades & a hot seller at supermarkets & convenience stores from Thanksgiving through the New Year. It's available in quart cartons & half gallon jugs. Guer's "original recipe" is a closely guarded coal region secret. Although many say Guer's is famous for its iced tea products, we still believe Guer's Egg Nog is #1 in our books. How do you feel & be sure to share your growing up eggnog memories?
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