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Do You Eat Honeycomb?

Have You Ever Eaten Honeycomb?

Honeycomb's big these days on contemporary cheese platters, and I just recently had a chance to try it myself. At Samovar Tea Lounge, the unrefined nectar was served on a wooden carving board alongside a crumbly blue cheese and crackers, making for a rustic appetizer.

It wasn't until I took my first bite that I realized how waxy honeycomb can be. After a lengthy amount of chewing, I wasn't so sure if what remained was meant to be consumed. Afterward, I did a bit of research and found that some people eat the wax, while others choose to spit it out. Have you ever eaten honeycomb? If so, do you eat the wax, or do you spit it out?

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JBoogie81 JBoogie81 4 years
It's a case-by-case basis with me. I've had it where I had to spit out the wax because I couldn't chew it down. But I've also had dark chocolate covered honeycomb and the wax was definitely not an issue.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
GummiBears, let us know what you think of it!
GummiBears GummiBears 4 years
Never had any but that will change when I go to the local farmer's market this Wednesday.
JessRose JessRose 4 years
I remember reading somewhere back in the day that pure/raw honeycomb wax is super healthy...
Advah Advah 4 years
Love it! My dad has bees, and getting a bit of honeycomb is a real treat. As for the wax it really depends. Sometimes you can chew it until it's eatable, and other times you're left with a chunk no matter how long you chew.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
According to the National Honey Board, it's all edible, so I guess it's just a matter of preference.
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 4 years
When I had it, I don't remember there being any wax. Or otherwise I ate it and didn't notice anything different!
ticamorena ticamorena 4 years
i love it! the textures are like mmmmm makes me want to stick my head into a hive...a little :s
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