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The Creation of Eggnog Scones

Have you tried it yet? The festive scone made with real eggnog and topped with a spiced cream cheese icing. We heard Santa tried it, and he has since cancelled all his orders for cookies. He only wants COBS Eggnog Scones from now on. This very special festive scone recipe was created by the baking team at COBS Bread Harris Green, in Victoria BC.

Our passion for baking shines through in our bakeries every day and this includes the creation of new products. We have a dedicated Product Innovation Specialist who develops new recipes and in-bakery meal inspirations. He works very closely with a network of Test Bakeries to try new ideas that either come through formal development, or quite often from experimentation at the bakeries.

There wasn’t an Eggnog Scone, so they made one.

Mel, the production manager at COBS Bread Harris Green had the inspiration for the Eggnog Scone. Ideas are always popping into their heads while they mix, knead, roll, and ice the handmade products. Eggnog is such a festive flavour, and it was missing from the COBS holiday treat line up. The Gingerbread Scone has become a tradition, so why not build up the collection of Holiday scones with eggnog?

They pretty much nailed it on the first try.

It took a couple adjustments to the eggnog to water ratio to find the right balance, but really, they pretty much nailed it on the first try. Then they added some spice to our cream cheese icing, and it became an irresistible treat.

Customers can’t stay away.

The scones were a huge hit right away. They are so good, people that thought they weren’t Eggnog fans have been wow’d by them! It must be because they are so soft, and the eggnog flavour is light, but there is still a delicious amount of holiday spice.

If staff want to create a recipe, go for it!

We are bakers, and bakers are creators. Josh, the owner of COBS Bread Harris Green gives his team of bakers creative freedom. If they want to make something, he says go for it! Right now they are working to perfect:

  • Apple Cheddar Sourdough
  • Jalapeno Cornbread Scones
  • Crushed Candy Cane Scones to complete the trinity of holiday flavours 😉

Eggnog Scones on trial throughout this holiday season. You can find them at these select bakeries:

British Columbia

Harris Green – Victoria

Oak Bay – Victoria

Terminal Park – Nanaimo

Driftwood Mall – Courtenay

Gladwin Crossing – Abbottsford

Kensington Square – Burnaby

Lougheed Town Centre – Burnaby

Ocean Park – South Surrey/White Rock

Oxford Market – Port Coquitlam

Trenant Park – Ladner

Tsawwassen Common – Tsawwassen

Walnut Gate – Langley

Summit – Vernon


Kingsland – Calgary

Windermere – Edmonton

The Brewery District – Edmonton

Century Crossing – Edmonton

Harvest Pointe – Edmonton

Riverbend Square – Edmonton

Sherwood Centre – Sherwood Park

Fort Saskatchewan

Leduc Common – Leduc


The Beach – Toronto

The Boardwalk – Waterloo

Fairway Plaza – Kitchener

Headon Forest – Burlington

Humbertown – Toronto

Ridley Square – St. Catharines