Honeycomb is so amazing! It is the most raw form of honey — the last living beings to touch the honey inside the comb were the bees who made it. It is beautiful to look at and just as delicious to eat. We can’t imagine anyone not wanting to try it.
Sometimes we get a little carried away, showing you all the ways you can create an impressive platter full of charcuterie, expensive cheeses, fancy crackers, rare fruits, obscure veggies — you name it.
Building this kind of ultimate assortment can be so much fun, but we understand it also can be a little daunting, especially those new to honeycomb. Honeycomb is so simple and perfect. Eating it does not have to be a complicated process, we promise.
The most no-frills way to eat honeycomb is to simply carve out a spoonful and eat it. All by itself. Just like that. Down the hatch. While this doesn't sound all that exciting, you most assuredly will taste the honeycomb in all its unfettered glory.
Some other very simple ways to eat honeycomb ...
- Spread a hunk of it on top of a warm buttermilk biscuit, English muffin, or just plain old toast.
- Pile it on your pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal.
- Drop some small chunks into your yogurt or favorite salad.
- Scoop it up with apple slices, pear slices or literally any cracker.
- Add it to your sandwich: ham and American, Turkey and Swiss, roast beef and provolone. Seriously, try it. You will love it.
- Put some on your pepperoni pizza.
- Plop it on top of some warm brie and slather the mixture on a baguette. This one just a sounds fancy, but it's really not.
There you have it -- a bunch of easy ways to work honeycomb into your meals and snacks like it's no big deal.
“Can I eat the wax?”
YES! Beeswax is very soft — not at all like, say, candle wax or surfboard wax. It has little to no flavor but is 100% edible. Not gonna lie, it's a little chewy, but it's not at all unpleasant. In Colonial times, beeswax was mixed with tree resins to make the first chewing gum.
Beeswax is the only naturally occurring wax. Other types of wax must be rendered from fruit or leaves, and soy wax and paraffin wax are produced by a toxic chemical process. Bees produce the wax and form it into hexagonal repositories, called cells, that make up the structure of the honeycomb. It’s where bees store honey and pollen, and where they rear their young.