A sugar cereal created by General Mills. Tastes like a slightly sweeter version of Kix, and is shaped like little honeycomb cells. I love it, but it is in that category of cereals that sandpapers the roof of your mouth.

For a brief period of time in the late 90's, Honeycomb actually had a cartoon mascot, like most kids' cereals. It was known as the Honeycomb Craving, and was some ambiguous cone-shaped beast who would often yell, "Me want Honeycomb!" in his gravely voice. Annoying, but the cereal is one of the best.

Honeycomb, also known as Cinder Toffee, is just bubbly toffee and much easier on the teeth than normal toffee. It's what the centre of Cadbury's Crunchie bars are made of. The best thing about it is that it's incredibly simple to make at home yourself.

The ingredients are:

5 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda

Place the sugar and golden syrup into a small pan and bring to the boil on a low heat until the sugar melts down into a caramel. Leave it boiling and bubbling gently until the caramel gets to a really deep, rich golden colour. Once that happens, take it off the heat and sift in the bicarbonate of soda. While it's frothing give it a little stir and then pour it onto a greased baking tray or any dish/surface you like as long as it's greased - otherwise you'll never prise it off. Leave it to cool and then break it up and scoff at your leisure.

If you happen to be making vanilla ice cream, you could add a few chunks of honeycomb to your mixture. You'll end up with a beautiful crunch with an ever so slight oozing of caramel to it.

To make a much nicer, homemade version of the chocolate bar just get yourself some really, really good quality milk chocolate. The higher the percentage of cocoa solids the better. Dip the honeycomb pieces into the melted chocolate, leave to cool and then... mmmmmmm.

Hon"ey*comb` (?), n. [AS. hunigcamb. See Honey, and 1st Comb.]

1.

A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs.

2.

Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc., perforated with cells like a honeycomb.

Honeycomb moth Zool., the wax moth. -- Honeycomb stomach. Anat. See Reticulum.

 

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