Here are 7 fun facts about eggnog. 135 million pounds of eggnog are consumed by Americans each year. According to Indiana University, peak consumption is the week prior to Thanksgiving, the week of Christmas and the week right after Christmas. In the 1800s, the American version of eggnog included milk, eggs, rum, and sugar. If you want to go beyond the drink, on Etsy, you can find eggnog lip balm, egg nog flavored oil and even an egg nog flavored scented candles.