The latest addition to Blume’s powder line.
I cannot express how much I hate the phrase “Nut Nog” though, I suppose, if you were hearing the phrase “Egg Nog” for the very first time you’d probably have a similar reaction. Basically, it’s a cashew powder based vegan version of an eggnog with some adaptogenic ingredients like ashwagandha to boost the flavour. Honestly, it smelled pretty dang good when I cracked the package open – though heavier on the cinnamon than expected.
I decided to try this one out as an iced latte today and to be honest at first I found it a little underwhelming, but over the course of my tumbler it slowly grew on me. It’s less overtly nutty than I’d expected it to be, but the cashew powder base does add a thickness to the mouthfeel and sort of creaminess that is sort of “eggnog adjacent”. It lacks the really rich custard notes eggnog has, but of course a vegan equivalent can only come so close in the first place. It’s never the same as the real thing. The cinnamon is the most dominant note and it’s not that it’s necessarily strong or the wrong type of cinnamon or anything like that – but because it’s so forward compared to the rest of the powder it does a little bit make this feel more like drinking Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk (delicious in its own right!) than eggnog. At times it also made me think of horchata, as well…
I think more vanilla would help set this apart, but regardless it was nice. One of the better Blume powders, in my opinion and I think it’s pretty accurate to the name/intention.