TASTING NOTES: Light and sweet with subtle hints of vanilla.
PAIRINGS: Pair with fruit and cheese. Also great on warm bread.
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 delicious to eat.
The majority of comb in these squares is Acacia Honey, but there are some other sources present. (It's really hard to get the bees to visit just one nectar source!) This honeycomb's light color, mild taste, incredible clarity, and slow rate of crystallization make it very versatile.
The most no-frills way to eat honeycomb is to simply carve out a spoonful and eat it. This way, you are sure to taste the honeycomb in all its unfettered glory. Try it on a warm buttermilk biscuit or English muffin. Drop some small chunks into your yogurt or favorite salad. Scoop it up with apple slices, pear slices or literally any cracker.
If you're feeling really fancy, whip up a honeycomb platter with an impressive assortment of cured meats, cheeses, crackers, fruits, and veggies. You'll for sure win the party.
“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.
Honeycomb is composed of hexagonal cells whose walls are only 2/1000 inch thick but support 25 times their own weight.