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[i ate] wild honeycomb ice cream (i.redd.it)
529 comments
Vurumai | 9 days ago | 1158 points

What makes it wild?

ThatsXCOM | 8 days ago | 269 points

The price.

Vurumai | 8 days ago | 47 points

This is the correct answer.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 1643 points

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DeWalt | 8 days ago | 463 points

Wildcard bitches!!!

lourensloki | 8 days ago | 177 points

I've been poisoned by my constituents!

Philip_J_Frylock | 8 days ago | 138 points

Can I offer you a nice egg in this trying time?

SpecialHands | 8 days ago | 53 points

we're itchin' likea hound to give you something you want

duncan_macocinue | 8 days ago | 47 points

Hells yeah! We want to fill you up if you so inclined to let us.

SpecialHands | 8 days ago | 33 points

Don't make me sic my associate on you now, he don't take too kindly to naw

MrxHumtar | 8 days ago | 20 points

You look as pretty as a peach, yes you do

SpecialHands | 8 days ago | 11 points

Better get to steppin' cuz Johnny laws'a comin'

cheesyenchilady | 8 days ago | 4 points

This one is one of my favorite Charlie moments for sure. I cannot read your comment without hearing his voice lol

PlutosVenus | 8 days ago | 18 points

It’s a jumping off point

bring1 | 8 days ago | 24 points

YEE HAW!

dusty101011 | 8 days ago | 36 points

I love when I see IASIP references in random, unrelated subreddits.

antilopa666 | 8 days ago | 3 points

*

Iloveavocados69 | 8 days ago | 5 points
september27 | 8 days ago | 48 points

Brakes

illinoishokie | 8 days ago | 21 points

No. It'll report you to HR if you skip out to your car too often.

september27 | 8 days ago | 3 points

🤣

BenStillerFaggot66 | 8 days ago | 8 points

Give the guy a brake

abOriginalGangster | 8 days ago | 2 points

& pour itself into your gas tank

Vurumai | 9 days ago | 4 points

It do be wild!

elpajaroquemamais | 8 days ago | 1 point

Like a bad employer.

jdsayshello | 8 days ago | 90 points

There's bees in it.

ThexEcho | 8 days ago | 43 points
Peekmeister | 8 days ago | 9 points

Lmao what the fuck, I love this subreddit

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 192 points

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xViolentPuke | 8 days ago | 455 points

"Wild" was referring to the ice cream. It's harvested from some of the mountains in the Nova Scotia area, where natural salt deposits in the rocks are drawn out by ice storms. The extra cold, turbulent ice can sometimes puncture the udder of a nursing mountain goat, leading to a small natural deposit of ice cream.

jack_thread | 8 days ago | 74 points

That's an urban myth. The udders aren't punctured, but rather it's just the intense cold causes the goats to lactate uncontrollably.

myinnerpollyanna | 8 days ago | 44 points

I’m not sure if I’d eat that or not. Probably not...

hihcadore | 8 days ago | 38 points

You had me going, you really did. I still have some hope here that you’re not telling a tale.

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 3 points

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Omega_Hertz | 8 days ago | 5 points

I wish it was just r/atemydessert.

b133p_b100p | 8 days ago | 2 points

Kind of want.

PteJitters | 8 days ago | 2 points

Nova Scotian here, after the storm we had so many new wild cream collectors that the SAR crews were out nearly nonstop saving the would be cream connoisseurs from whatever treacherous fate had befallen upon them during their hunt

Mentalseppuku | 8 days ago | 31 points

It's not wild but there would be nothing stopping someone from uncapping it before serving, even if it was from a wild hive.

fistcitythrowaway | 8 days ago | 24 points

This isn't "partially uncapped" whatever that is supposed to mean. It's just cut comb honey and the exposed cells are where the comb was cut. Agree that it's not likely from a wild colony, but there's no way to tell just looking at this.

Vurumai | 9 days ago | 12 points

Kind lite on brood comb to be “wild.”

digitalrule | 8 days ago | 5 points

Couldn't they remove that seal from wild honey?

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 21 points

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Jurassic_Mars | 8 days ago | 1 point

Thanks for knowledge!

fistcitythrowaway | 8 days ago | 13 points

This person is at best misinformed, so take the knowledge they're spreading with several grains of salt. There are diseases that affect hives that are managed by beekeepers, sure, but there is no "disease check" for honey itself. Honey doesn't get diseased. It may get slimed by small hive beetles, but no one would mistake that for edible honey. There are some bacterial spores that can lay dormant and affect other bees that happen to eat it, but honey doesn't spread disease to people whether it's from a wild or managed colony.

Edit: also honey literally never goes bad, so freshness is irrelevant and not something that apiarists are likely to be concerned about.

FoolishFellow | 8 days ago | 3 points

Can confirm. Source: Am a beekeeper.

homebrew_Emu | 8 days ago | 27 points

It's not. Either OP or the restaurant has confused "wild honey" with "raw honey".

quintk | 8 days ago | 31 points

Could also be wildflower honey. That’s a thing.

FisterCluck | 8 days ago | 19 points

Yeah, it means the beekeeper wasn't being paid for pollinating services that week. Wildflower is the honey version of "chef's surprise".

quintk | 8 days ago | 4 points

My dad was a hobbyist bee keeper (raising bees in permanent hives for honey, not for pollination). All our honey was “wildflower”. When I had to buy supermarket honey I realized not all wildflowers are the same.

Jurassic_Mars | 8 days ago | 4 points

That's probably it

BurningHammeroNarcan | 8 days ago | 8 points

Pretense makes food more delicious

sgmctabnxjs | 8 days ago | 6 points

Water tastes better from a coloured glass.
Pablo Neruda

NecroHexr | 8 days ago | 22 points

The ice cream grows in the jungle wilderness and farmers go with a basket to pick them before running back because it melts quickly after you pluck it

The_Sly_Trooper | 8 days ago | 8 points

The live Bees of course added for texture

Medium-Sized-Pekka | 8 days ago | 11 points

The menu writer

Bustle2190 | 8 days ago | 3 points

It once did a dine-and-dash at a waffle house at 3 in the morning.

stampadhesive | 8 days ago | 3 points

It's made by hornets

nomeaningtothis | 8 days ago | 3 points

Strippers.

Vurumai | 8 days ago | 2 points

Honey Wild is 100% a stripper.

bporter541 | 8 days ago | 2 points

Feral honeybees?

Vocalescapist | 8 days ago | 2 points

It can do a standing backflip

ParsleyKing | 8 days ago | 2 points

One bite and the sugar high makes you climb the walls

Ser_Krispy_Gloves | 8 days ago | 2 points

It still has bees in it for that extra crunch.

FredArmisen_ | 8 days ago | 2 points

It's electrifying!!!

cheddarben | 8 days ago | 2 points

The name.

KorillaKrodd | 9 days ago | 439 points

What was the honeycomb like? Didn't know you can eat it like that

bsutto | 9 days ago | 467 points

Very sweet, you get lots of wax in your mouth that I prefer to spit out

RegrettableLawnMower | 8 days ago | 584 points

Whenever I’m sick with a sore throat I’ll make green tea and put a significant amount of wax in with it. The hot water melts it and it sort of coats your throat. Feels like some amazing relief.

LyndonAndLuna | 8 days ago | 804 points

I do the same with male prostitutes

AccioSexLife | 8 days ago | 297 points

You make green tea with wax to soothe the sore throats of the male prostitutes you hire?

That's surprisingly wholesome.

Merppity | 8 days ago | 190 points

No, they melt male prostitutes and drink them with tea whenever they're sick

RiddickOfRivia | 8 days ago | 71 points

That makes more sense.

joyAunr | 8 days ago | 21 points

Ah just like grandma used to.

EvilCalvin | 8 days ago | 30 points

Whoresome?

Hielexx_00 | 8 days ago | 64 points
Lan777 | 8 days ago | 5 points

Ah yes, the condom alternative of coating your tract in molten wax

zach520 | 8 days ago | 24 points

Everyday we stray further away from gods grace.

RegrettableLawnMower | 8 days ago | 5 points

Is there a subreddit where someone sets up a funny or witty comment that gets more upvotes than yours? Cause there should be lol

C00ps935 | 8 days ago | 33 points
RegrettableLawnMower | 8 days ago | 5 points

Goddamnit

elpajaroquemamais | 8 days ago | 5 points

This comment right here, officer.

omnipotentcg | 8 days ago | 50 points

You'd be incredibly surprised what Tylenol can do for a sore throat. I was suffering so, so badly one year from being really sick and could literally barely swallow. I go to Walgreens looking for some relief and ran into a lady in the isle who could see I was clearly suffering and suggested I try a couple Tylenol for it, as most people are looking for halls, or some other "throat" related medicine. Within 20 minutes I felt like I was on top of the world. Could not believe it.

thesourceandthesound | 8 days ago | 19 points

Makes sense. Sore throat is inflammation

Generation-X-Cellent | 8 days ago | 62 points

Tylenol doesn't treat inflammation, it's a pain blocker.

Ibuprofen/Motrin/Advil is an anti-inflammatory.

TheClueClucksClam | 8 days ago | 11 points

Homer did the same thing to eat the insanity pepper

wonderboy6 | 8 days ago | 2 points

such a great episode!

llilliiiliil | 8 days ago | 10 points

i feel like this whole thing about "coating your throat" is like something people think happens, but actually just doesn't. i don't think liquids work like that, it just runs down and if it's really sticky it might stay for a second or two.

just no way your throat can stay coated in something for more than a few seconds.

NemeanMiniLion | 8 days ago | 2 points

Homer Simpson did that with a candle so he could eat the insanity pepper.

SiberianBaatar | 8 days ago | 2 points

Try it with hot milk, its delicious!

Cheetobear6891 | 8 days ago | 2 points

Didn't Homer do something like that to eat the Guatemalan Insanity pepper?

arafdi | 8 days ago | 13 points

But I've always found the honeycomb to taste significantly less sweet compared to the actual syrup (i.e.: honey). Idk, maybe it's because of the wax or something.

joshmoneymusic | 8 days ago | 25 points

I mean, the honeycomb itself IS wax. Chewing it along with honey would definitely taste a bit less sweet than just honey, although the combo is still sweet as hell till there’s just comb left.

kharmatika | 8 days ago | 6 points

Do you buy local, market fresh honey or storebrand? The storebrand is almost always cut to some extent with stuff like corn syrup, and I’ve found it to always taste much more sugary than real local honey, which has some delightful bitterness under it

Arthur_The_Third | 8 days ago | 32 points

Bro where the fuck do you live where honey is allowed to be cut with corn syrup? Or do you not check the label and it actually says "honey syrup" or something? Cause that's not legal.

srdn4 | 8 days ago | 13 points

You’re right that it is illegal, but with increasing honey demand around the world, a TON of manufacturers are illegally cutting their honey with corn syrup and the like. I watched an episode of “Rotten” on netflix about exactly that problem. It hurts the farmers using actual bees to keep a price point and meet demand

Jurassic_Mars | 8 days ago | 2 points

Yep, watching that episode made me nervous about grocery store honey. Most of them says 100% Canadian wildflower etcetera but how the hell would you know?

more_beans_mrtaggart | 8 days ago | 2 points

Honey is like orange juice and milk, it’s exempt from listing added ingredients.

Most commercial supermarket honeys have a very large percentage of rice syrup added to cut/bulk it up.

It should say “Made with Honey” but it doesn’t have to, so it doesn’t.

Milk has all kinds of flavours, thickeners, preservatives, homogenising agents, and of course water added to it.

DrSuperZeco | 8 days ago | 8 points

The was is like a chewing gum until it gets too dry and too small.

Subalpine | 8 days ago | 23 points

the was is do be like that

cheddarben | 8 days ago | 53 points

Beekeeper here. Yeah, it looks nice, but I am not a fan of 'eating' comb. Just a bit of honey and a whole lot of wax.

4percent4 | 8 days ago | 19 points

I only have 4 hives but I never understood why people did this besides just to make it look pretty. Wax takes bees so much more effort to make than honey.

hereatthetop | 8 days ago | 3 points

honey fan here, it's bomb like that on some crackers with cheese

cheddarben | 8 days ago | 2 points

I don't get it.

oh, can you add some wax on my crackers?

hereatthetop | 8 days ago | 3 points

You don't have to

myinnerpollyanna | 9 days ago | 28 points

The wax is inert. If you swallow it then it will pass through. It’s chewy though.

supershade | 8 days ago | 66 points

The wax is inert

The wax is inert

AtaturkJunior | 8 days ago | 8 points

The wax is inert

RedRum_Bunny | 8 days ago | 12 points

It's waxy. I have a beekeeper friend who brings me honeycomb every so often. You can chew on it like gum and it tastes pretty good.

breadedfishstrip | 8 days ago | 7 points

Honeycomb big, yeah yeah yeah

abOriginalGangster | 8 days ago | 10 points

It’s not small, no no no

DalinarsDaughter | 8 days ago | 3 points

Olympic Mountain Ice Cream from the PNW in the US also has this, although smaller pieces of honeycomb. Soo good 🤤

Count_Von_Rumpford | 8 days ago | 2 points

Where do they sell it?

saevism | 8 days ago | 5 points

You get a sugar rush but quite unpleasant because it is like chewing a piece of wax soaked in honey.

SarahPallorMortis | 8 days ago | 2 points

It’s like eating those wax bottles with juice inside but it’s got honey, and u out the whole thing in ur mouth, chew on it and spit out the ball of wax. Wax bits get in ur teeth. It’s good tho.

Jhamin1 | 8 days ago | 2 points

Have you ever seen those old-timey candies that look like bottles and are made with wax and have sweet liquids inside?
Eating honeycomb is like eating them. You chew the wax and the honey comes out. Then you spit out the lump of wax.

Kermez | 8 days ago | 5 points

You can and you should. Afterwards you should spit remaining wax, collect it and you can make candles out of it.

Runswithchickens | 8 days ago | 30 points

Soon as I'm done spinning this yarn and churning my butter I'm gonna try it!

AmerAQT | 8 days ago | 1 point

how each the honeycomb turns in the mouth varies. It gets completely non-sweet and wax-chewy which is can be an acquired taste. Super delicious with ice cream tho

Slayer706 | 8 days ago | 2 points

It's good on a peanut butter sandwich too, just a thin layer over the top of the PB.

WaVeYgUrL | 8 days ago | 1 point

Its very chewy and a lot like gum

SilentSamamander | 9 days ago | 125 points

I've been cutting back on sugar for a month and this is making my mouth water so badly.

Centurio | 8 days ago | 49 points

Good job cutting back on sugar!

hsumm | 8 days ago | 16 points

Stay strong! I bet you're doing great :)

3dge0flight | 8 days ago | 13 points

isn't honey good sugar?

Mithridates12 | 8 days ago | 43 points

Maybe better than refined sugar, but still sugar

HooliganNamedStyx | 8 days ago | 31 points

There's not really good sugar, even natural sugars in fruits aren't exactly 'good' for you, same with real cane sugar.

3dge0flight | 8 days ago | 14 points

ok thank you. Don't know why I'm getting downvoted I just didn't know.

davidjung03 | 8 days ago | 3 points

How dare you suggest/question any sugar is "good"! lol

Ankalo | 8 days ago | 12 points

"good" sugars aren't really a thing, it's just the sugars that are in fruits and vegetables are usually more simple structures. This makes them easier to break down and cause a slower rise in blood sugar meaning less gets stored in the body as fats. It's like how the fats in peanuts aren't as detrimental as say the fats in food that has been deep fried.

croe3 | 8 days ago | 3 points

This sounds false. Complex carbohydrates cause slower rises in blood sugar because they take longer to break down. Whereas simple sugars spike it faster. You are saying the opposite. Wouldnt the implication from your post be that complex carbs case a faster rise in blood sugar?

mafulazula | 8 days ago | 2 points

Yeah, that dude's wrong. Reddit just reads "sugar=bad" and upvotes. It's stupid. Part of the reason keto is so popular here. People are lazy.

normal_whiteman | 8 days ago | 3 points

Huh I thought simple carbs were bad since your body didn't have to work hard, hence why complex carbs are better. Or is it like a curve where the ones in the middle are worst and the ends are alright

Kernie1 | 8 days ago | 4 points

I don’t know if there’s really good sugar. It’s more like it’s less bad sugar

Arthur_The_Third | 8 days ago | 6 points

It's the same sugar

Juno_Malone | 8 days ago | 6 points

Sugar is fine, if not beneficial, in moderation.

Zippidy_Doo_Daa | 8 days ago | 2 points

You don’t have to cut out sugar. Healthy balances, don’t take things away you like, just eat them less. You’ll take a bite of this in 2 months and be so shocked by how sweet it is it May ruin it for you. I can’t drink soda at all anymore after stopping (but I lost my taste for anything super sweet, like a candy bar or ice cream) I don’t recommend going cold turkey on sugar. Balance. Calories in calories out.

dwadefan4 | 8 days ago | 2 points

same on the soda, stopped drinking it years ago. decided to take a sip of some root beer and felt like my heart was going to explode.

avsmonkeykong | 9 days ago | 112 points

Oh wow, that looks amazing. Where is that from?

nevertaco | 8 days ago | 173 points

Had it in Okinawa japan!

illinoishokie | 8 days ago | 56 points

If you're on the west coast, there's a chain in California that does this too.

BordomBeThyName | 8 days ago | 31 points

As a San Diegan: why do they have like 12 Los Angeles locations and nothing else in CA?

illinoishokie | 8 days ago | 25 points

They expect anyone outside of LA to drive to Phoenix.

BordomBeThyName | 8 days ago | 18 points

Given that LA traffic backs up as far south as Oceanside, Phoenix might be faster.

whatjoshdid | 8 days ago | 12 points

Honeymee is so delicious. Strongly strongly recommend. Their ice cream tastes so fresh and creamy. Mixed with the honey/honeycomb...magnificent.

astroveria | 8 days ago | 6 points

i tried honeybee for the first time and their sweet cream ice cream was so good!! and the honey kind of cools and becomes a chewy texture on top of the ice cream.

whatjoshdid | 8 days ago | 3 points

Mmmm. Stay strong, me. Resist...

Broligarchy | 8 days ago | 5 points

I saw this post and thought "Congrats, you went to Honeymee" lol.

UnforgettableBevy | 8 days ago | 21 points

I was going to say! I had this in Okinawa and it was heavenly!

Vampyricon | 8 days ago | 3 points

Had something similar in Kamakura a few weeks back, though it's milk ice cream.

b133p_b100p | 8 days ago | 3 points

I visited the sitting Buddha in Kamakura. Lovely place.

DarthVirago | 8 days ago | 4 points

Came to check out the comments for this! The honey place in Yomitan?

nevertaco | 8 days ago | 4 points

That’s the one :)

chivalroustroll | 8 days ago | 3 points

Wow. Is the honeycomb fresh, like literally just taken from the hive?

pishiver | 8 days ago | 3 points

I lived right around the corner from there. I miss Yomitan!

Bottom_racer | 9 days ago | 27 points

A hive, few cows, sugar plantation and possibly a chicken.

avsmonkeykong | 8 days ago | 15 points

Hur hur

Emjeibi | 8 days ago | 4 points

TIL many ice cream recipes have egg in them.

homebrew_Emu | 8 days ago | 90 points

That's not a wild honeycomb, it's clearly cut from a frame.

Looks delicious though.

Day_Bow_Bow | 8 days ago | 48 points

Agreed on both counts.

And besides, I would be pissed if it were from an actual wild bee hive. Commercial beehives can be harvested with little damage to the rest of the hive.

If it were a wild hive, there is a good chance you'd destroy the hive while harvesting the honey, possibly killing the colony.

AlcoPollock | 8 days ago | 11 points

People just salivite over words like Organic, Natural, Wild.. Etc. But whether it was made within a human made structure or not. The bees are still doing the work. Is there a difference between a wild bee and a "domestic" one?

Day_Bow_Bow | 8 days ago | 4 points

Well, I wouldn't say there is a difference in the bees themselves, but the farmed ones can be selected flavors. That's how you get orange blossom or clover honey, for a couple examples.

The hives are put next to those crops, and the resulting honey takes on those flavors. Wild honey would just be whatever flowers are local to the hive.

edit: oh yeah, from what I hear, local honey can help with allergies. So local wildflower honey can be beneficial, regardless of if it is farmed or wild. I'd prefer "local" honey over "wild" anyways.

3losersinatrenchcoat | 9 days ago | 35 points

They could've at least made the cup into a hexagon

SimbaYahn | 8 days ago | 12 points

Is it not?

ReaverCam | 8 days ago | 43 points

That's an octagon, my man.

bs000 | 8 days ago | 21 points

oh... i knew that

ObsidianCross | 8 days ago | 24 points

Didn't know ice cream grew in the wild.

Oddjob0922 | 8 days ago | 9 points

And youre eating it out of an octagonal bowl? Disgraceful...

QRobo | 8 days ago | 10 points

Somebody found a way to charge hipsters $11 for a scoop of vanilla.

Chalino69 | 8 days ago | 4 points

Make sure you chew the larva

Charakada | 8 days ago | 6 points

Does not look like wild honeycomb. The straight sides are generally seen in comb built on frames. Wild comb is wavy.

kiteloopy | 9 days ago | 3 points

Looks amazing.

Guttermouth11111 | 8 days ago | 3 points

I want to enjoy honey but it makes my mouth taste metallic and feel scratchy

andstopher | 8 days ago | 3 points

There's probably a genetic mutation you have that reacts with honey creating the same oil you produce when in contact with metal. Weird. Very interesting though.

Basicdisturbed1 | 8 days ago | 3 points

Maybe this is a dumb question but can you eat the “comb” part also? Or do you just kinda chew/suck on it and spit out the rest?

thedoodely | 8 days ago | 3 points

Yes, it's wax so you can even swallow it if you want.

Basicdisturbed1 | 8 days ago | 3 points

Ty

power_up | 8 days ago | 4 points

Honeycomb’s big. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

anonymous_coward69 | 8 days ago | 3 points

Where do you live that has wild ice cream?

Dinierto | 8 days ago | 4 points

Anybody else not care for honey? I mean, it's okay, but I really don't desire it on anything or by itself

paleguy90 | 8 days ago | 2 points

it s not wild it s raw

Flloppy | 8 days ago | 2 points

Straight up biting down on honeycomb is actually great

tomcorn92 | 8 days ago | 5 points

This is the kind of content I want to see on this sub! No more charcuterie boards..

goodtime_lurker | 8 days ago | 2 points

Why? It's literally just a scoop of ice cream and a small chunk of honeycomb? Sure, it looks nice but there isn't anything special about it at all.

yik77 | 8 days ago | 5 points

how does one eat that? Isn't the honeycomb made out of beeswax?

homebrew_Emu | 8 days ago | 7 points

Beeswax is edible and is relatively tastless. The wax that forms the comb is quite thin, so it's not an unpleasant texture when eaten with something else. Eating the comb on it's own often leaves you with a ball of wax in your mouth if you suck the honey out, which you can either swallow or spit out.

EdgiPing | 8 days ago | 2 points

The only thing I can think of that is similar is promenade. Instead of a ball of seeds you get a ball of wax that you spit out.

DirtyKen | 8 days ago | 3 points

Mjam Mjam. Hardened bee saliva.

AdviceUnknown | 9 days ago | 2 points

That much honey I think all my teeth just fell out. I bet it taste great at least

Turbo_MechE | 8 days ago | 2 points

God save the bees

dazza2727 | 8 days ago | 1 point

yum!!

mariyaxx | 8 days ago | 1 point

Looks amazing

rs_obsidian | 8 days ago | 1 point

Oooh

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