Just What The Heck Is Halloween Egg Nog?

Christmas Creep is mutating. First, we were alerted to the existence of “Halloween Trees” that appear to grow out of a fake human skull and feature festive orange lights. Now, reader Courtney introduces us to “Halloween Egg Nog.”

The photo was taken at HyVee grocery store in Kansas City, MO.


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  1. trunkwontopen says:

    Egg nog is gross to begin with, I can only imagine this bring together the greatness that is pumpkin.

  2. oyvader says:

    The sad truth is that I’d probably buy it because I like egg nog.

  3. BeeBoo says:

    WaWa markets used to have egg nog almost year ’round. Don’t know if they still do or not.

  4. nataku8_e30 says:

    I don’t know why you wouldn’t have egg nog year round. If I had an insanely high metabolism, I’d drink it all the time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You know what drink I don’t like? Egg nog. Who thought of this? It’s like I want to get a little drunk, but I also want some pancakes.

  6. pine22 says:

    how much are those sweet mashed potatoes!?!?!

  7. madamdalriada says:

    Educate a mid-westerner, people. Why is there a “deposit” on the Heartland Creamery eggnog?

    • madamdalriada says:

      @madamdalriada: Even though this was taken in Missouri

    • zigziggityzoo says:

      @madamdalriada: It’s in a glass bottle. Any milk in glass bottles have deposits, too, so you’ll return the bottle so they can wash/sterilize/reuse.

    • calquist says:

      @madamdalriada: Because it comes in a glass bottle and you need to return the bottle to get your $1.00 back.

    • midwestkel says:

      @madamdalriada: I was wondering the same thing. I don’t have to put a deposit when I buy one of those big Starbucks Frappuccino…

      • madamdalriada says:

        @midwestkel: That’s what I was thinking..I buy glass bottles all the time in KS, OK, and TX and don’t have to pay anything extra. I have traveled to the east a bit but I didn’t visit a grocery store.

      • calquist says:

        @midwestkel: Well it’s not a recycling deposit. It is done by the company itself, not the grocery store.

    • stre says:

      @madamdalriada: i live in the midwest (chicago, and grew up in rural wisconsin, also have plenty of family in minnesota) and we do have deposits. look for oberweis products (milk, lemonade and related juices, and egg nog) and you have a deposit. they’re crafty and build it into the price, though, so you only notice it if you actually read the bottle. last i checked, it was $0.85. check it out next time you see Oberweis products at the local grocery store. and after you’re done reading it, put a bottle in your cart, you won’t be disappointed.

    • ryan89 says:

      @madamdalriada: I just bought some Shatto root beer flavored milk in Olathe, KS for 1.77 and there was a 1.50 deposit on the fricken 16oz bottle.

  8. thebluepill says:

    I much prefer Boiled Custard to Egg Nog.. If you havent Tried it, its 100000% delicious!

    Both come out around christmas time..

  9. RobinB says:

    uggh, we can start gaining holiday weight even earlier now.

  10. zarex42 says:

    Why would anyone complain about the early arrival of egg nog? I love that stuff.

  11. Raekwon says:

    While I jump at the chance for egg nog year round I also did a double take when I saw Halloween egg nog. On a related creep topic my work installed our Christmas lights before Halloween this year.

  12. Kimaroo - 100% Pure Natural Kitteh says:

    At Kroger on this past Thursday I saw Pumpkin Egg Nog… which was pumpkin flavored…. I have no idea if those flavors even go together.. but the egg nog people are trying too hard if you ask me.

    • lincolnparadox says:

      @Kimaroo: Have you ever had pumpkin cheesecake? I imagine it’s what heaven is like. Indescribably delicious, and the common price of admission is often a heart attack.

    • zuvembi says:

      @Kimaroo: I picked up some Pumkpin Spice soymilk nog-like substance and it was actually really good (with a generous splash of rum). Five or six people tried it this weekend at my house and liked it well enough.

    • Robobot says:

      @Kimaroo: Last “holiday season” Bloom carried gingerbread eggnog. At first I was horrified by the idea, but I bought some anyway and it was delicious. Seems like pumpkin flavored would just be minus the ginger and plus some nutmeg.

      I’m so excited about eggnog now!

  13. tom2133 says:

    You know what – I saw that the other day at King Soopers and didn’t think anything of it. It just got me wondering “what kind of Halloween party serves egg nog?”

    I went to King Soopers again last night, the Halloween egg nog is on clearance, and the same cooler that had the egg nog is filled with every different variety of egg nog, including Silk soy egg nog.

  14. JulesNoctambule says:

    If it at all involves the holy combination of pumpkin and eggnog, I’ll take a case. Possibly two.

  15. jcargill says:

    I had it at my Halloween party on Friday. It went perfect with the Halloween fruitcake.

  16. jcargill says:

    I have seen Easter egg nog too in previous years. Maybe they can round it out next year with some Memorial Day egg nog?

  17. mariospants says:

    Soon there will only be The Holiday Seasonâ„¢ and The Not-Holiday Season.

  18. Nettwerk says:


    I had the pumpkin eggnogg it was pretty good.

  19. BeeBoo says:

    Yeah but do they have egg-free soy pumpkin egg nog?

    They can call it “egg not” instead.

  20. Chairman-Meow says:

    I’d buy it in an instant.

    If it were colored blood red.

  21. pete7919 says:

    As long as we’re pushing the holidays ahead of schedule:

    Happy new year in 5031495, 5031494, 5031493…

  22. thepassenger says:

    I think this is pretty clever marketing. I love the nog but haven’t yet seen any in my area. Going food shopping tonight, though.

  23. L33tminion says:

    Probably just an instance of the usual Halloween food product trend of “add some orange food coloring and call it a day”.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I liken this to when Peeps (http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/) were only an Easter treat. I looked forward to Easter for Peeps, Christmas for EggNog and Valentines Day for… well, I don’t like those candy hearts, so I guess nothing there.

    The problem with the Halloween EggNog or the Halloween Peeps is that is cheapens the special “this only comes once a year” value in it. Stores substitute nostalgia for perceived cash flow.

    Apparently, it’s working. I will still refuse to drink it until after Thanksgiving.

  25. Piri says:

    I had some TG Lee “Pumpkin Spice” egg nog over the weekend, that’s probably what it is.
    Yummy stuff!

  26. Jonbo298 says:

    HyVee FTW. I had seen the Halloween Egg Nog also and was puzzled but eh, I just don’t buy it.

  27. Trai_Dep says:

    Now, if it was Halloween Blood Nog, I’d be all over that!
    …Cowards. COWARDS!!

  28. booleyhitt says:

    We have Halloween Eggnog here in FL. It’s called “Pumpkin Spice” Eggnog. It’s not good. Way too much cinnamon in it.
    I’ll make my own again this year. :)

  29. ShariC says:

    Egg nog is just a drink. It has nothing to do with a holiday even though people usually associate it with Christmas. I don’t see a problem with selling it year-round if people want it. The same goes for fruitcake, turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, and peppermint candy (which is used in candy canes but sold year-round in other forms).

  30. Leohat says:

    Why is there “a $1.00 deposit on Heartland Creamery Egg Nog”?

  31. TechnoDestructo says:

    Wawa is the best convenience store chain in the US and I really wish they’d go nationwide.

  32. West Coast Secessionist says:

    I’ll take any excuse for expanding Nog Availability to more months of the year.

    How about Patriotic Egg Nog for 4th of July?

  33. SpenceMan01 says:

    Not sure that Halloween-branded egg nog is necessary. Just have regular egg nog. It’s the one instance of Christmas Creep that I’m more than happy to participate in!

  34. snidelywhiplash says:

    Ah yes. Noticed this at my local Hy-Vee last week and was all, “WTF?” Then I realized the Christmas eggnog was right next to it.

    Then I further realized I’m the guy who buys extra and freezes it so I can have it all winter long.

    Mixes great with Kahlua and some Bacardi Dark. If I wanna stem the heart attack off a bit longer I’ll cut it with 1% milk.

  35. bluewyvern says:

    Hard to move, apparently.

    Just lookit that price drop.

  36. theblackdog says:

    Now I want egg nog, perhaps it’s time to pull out the parents recipe since the booze has to sit for a few days.

  37. electrogeek77 says:

    Anytime is a good time for egg nog!

    Except maybe on really, really hot days.