I think what really impresses me about the egg nog is that it is such a light and delicate flavor (well, for an egg nog). When I think of real egg nog or even Edy's version, I think of a flavor that's coated with fillers and feels very heavy on the tastebuds. Somehow Graeter's excellent french pot process has gently delivered that flavor to this wonderful base ice cream --- can you tell I'm impressed? Let me put it another way. My daughter ate her egg nog sample while disavowing the cinnamon. I don't think she loved it, but the fact it finished it is pretty positive in my book.
Yet again, it's these non-chip Graeter's flavors that really showcase the wonders of the small french pot process. It's just such an excellent base product and I really can't imagine anyone not likely it. If you think H-D is a little too dense, or you think B&J is too complicated, then please go out and try one of the non-chip Graeter's flavors. They really are wonderful.
On Second Scoops: Let me just say that the Cinnamon Graeter's makes a lovely edition to your early morning breakfast and the egg nog gets a thumbs up from my wife.
Verdict? Both excellent
Buy Again? You know it