Hood® Sweetens Holiday Season with New Caramel EggNog Flavor

LYNNFIELD, Mass., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hood®, New England's leading dairy company, is releasing a new limited edition Caramel EggNog just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Hood EggNog has been a traditional holiday favorite for more than fifty years, and the company has continued to provide consumers with new, innovative flavor offerings.

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According to recent research, Caramel was projected as one of the top ten flavors in both the "Sweet Flavors" and "Beverage Flavors" categories, foreseeing that consumers will be drawn to the familiarity and comfort that the flavor provides. Given the continued popularity of the flavor, the introduction of Hood Caramel Eggnog makes an excellent addition to holiday gatherings.

"Caramel has long been a popular flavor in foods and beverages, and we are thrilled to introduce it into our EggNog line," said Lynne Bohan, spokesperson for HP Hood LLC. "Hood Golden EggNog has been a family favorite for generations, and Caramel seemed like the perfect flavor to continue the tradition."

Hood EggNog is not only great to enjoy as a traditional drink but can serve as a unique ingredient in dessert and breakfast recipes such as Creme Brulee, pancakes and bread puddings. For additional recipe suggestions, visit Hood.com. The current lineup of Hood EggNog flavors now includes: Golden, Light, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Sugar Cookie and the new Caramel flavor. Select products are available at retailers nationwide.

About HP Hood
Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley Foods, Simply Smart Milk, Heluva Good!, LACTAID®, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers, HERSHEY®'S Milk and Milkshakes and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®. For more information about Hood, please visit www.Hood.com.