Hot Chocolate vs. Egg Nog: Which is Healthier?
Classic hot chocolate and eggnog are actually quite similar, nutritionally. Considering a serving of hot chocolate is 8 ounces and a serving of eggnog is 4 ounces, per serving each drink has about 175 calories, similar amounts of saturated fat (4 in the eggnog, 3 in the hot chocolate) and sugar (21 grams—about 5 teaspoons). The hot chocolate has an edge, though, in the calcium department. Boasting 20 percent of your daily dose of calcium per cup, it trumps the 13 percent offered by eggnog. And considering it may be hard to stick to just 4 ounces of eggnog, hot cocoa is the safer bet if you don’t want to overindulge.