Trickling Springs Creamery in Chambersburg, Pa., reports a 25% increase in its eggnog sales this year compared with a 12% jump last year.PHOTO: TRICKLING SPRINGS CREAMERY
The U.S. is facing an eggnog deficit.
The punchbowl and punching-bag favorite is selling out this Christmas, with dairies reporting record sales and surprising shortfalls.
At Ronnybrook Farm Dairy in Pine Plains, N.Y., which sells eggnog in a glass quart bottle for around $8, owner Rick Osofksy says he underestimated demand by 25%. “We are going to be short this year,” he says.
Organic Valley is “having a record-setting eggnog season,” says Eric Snowdeal, brand manager for the largest cooperative of more than 1,800 farmers. Sales are up 60% over last year compared with 5% increases in recent years.