Now that The Holiday Season is dancing its merry jig upon hearts and budgets everywhere, you may be eager to invest in festive, non-dairy beverages.
Fine, fine, you’re too sophisticated to even notice the novelty beverages at your local co-op or upscale HippieMart.Â But I shelled out, so learn from my taste buds.
RICE DREAM RICE NOG:
(Image via Vegan Essentials)
This nog wasn’t a hit with me. The flavor was fairly good, but the consistency was too thin—-Â I find all rice milk watery and should have seen this coming. Not being one to pour paid-for beverages down the drain, I 1) let my houseguest Andrew drink most of it and 2) used the rest as oddly-flavored creamer in my tea. Waste not, yo! There is soy nog on the market, which should at least be thicker…
WESTSOY CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT STICK SOY BEVERAGE:
(Image via Vegan Essentials, again)
Now THIS I like. Never thought to warm it up, always drank it cold. We (meaning mostly me) drank two cartons of this stuff within a week.
If you already have chocolate non-dairy milk around the house, you could probably splash in a little peppermint flavoring or schnapps to achieve a similar chocolate-minty effect. WAIT, WAIT. The last time I had this idea, it was called sambuca cocoa and it flopped heartily.Â Furthermore, would buying enough mint extract or schnapps to create a sufficiently strong flavor be more expensive than the original product? ANYWAY! THIS STUFF TASTES NICE.
If you prefer to chew your sugary calories, consider
WHOLLY WHOLESOME APPLE PIE:
(Image via Run-A-Ton Group)
Tastes like apple pie! All ingredients can be easily pronounced and possibly found in your own pantry— and unless you find a great sale ( I did), it would almost definitely be cheaper to bake your own pie. Nevertheless, I give this two thumbs up. Yes, it’s vegan.
Are there any vegan holiday snacks on your horizon? Do tell!