PORTLAND, MAINE — NOVEMBER 2, 2015 — This year, traditional Egg Nog connoisseurs need to be more conscious than ever and carefully check the labels of their favorite brands. Why? With the egg shortage this past summer, some brands are eliminating the use of real eggs as an ingredient in their holiday offering and you might find “Nog” or “egg nog flavored dairy beverages” this season in the stores. But not Oakhurst; the Maine-based company remains committed to using real eggs, as they have for generations, to create their creamy, delicious seasonal Egg Nog.
“Every year, we hear from so many New Englanders how much they love the taste of our Egg Nog,” said John Bennett, President of Oakhurst. “A key ingredient to our seasonal winter beverage recipes is real eggs. With the kind of consumer feedback we’ve received over the years, we couldn’t imagine changing our recipes even in the face of increased ingredient costs.”
Oakhurst began delivering its tasty Egg Nog – classic Egg Nog, Light Egg Nog and Buttered Rum Egg Nog– to stores in late October, and they expect demand to escalate as the holiday season approaches. Oakhurst Egg Nog can be found in pint, quart and half gallon sizes. And remember not to wait, Egg Nog is a seasonal beverage and it will disappear from store shelves in January.
Another Reason to Love Oakhurst Egg Nog
In addition to maintaining true to its classic Egg Nog recipes dating back generations, Oakhurst remains committed to its annual holiday giving tradition of donating five cents to The Salvation Army of Northern New England for every container of its Egg Nog sold. Last year, Oakhurst Dairy donated $21,257 to the organization – the largest donation in the history of the annual holiday fundraiser. Over the last 16 years, Oakhurst has contributed more than $260,000 to The Salvation Army through this annual effort.
The Salvation Army continues its long-standing tradition of serving “Others” by providing children, adults and seniors assistance and enrichment programs. Salvation Army Divisional Commander, Major James LaBossiere states, “At Christmas time and throughout the year, local individuals and families are finding themselves in need of a helping hand. Every cent raised helps us to help those in need and we could not do it without the support of Oakhurst and their generous customers. Thank you.”
For information about The Salvation Army, please visit www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_portland.nsf