Value tub of Hokey Pokey ice cream

Honeycomb/Hokey Pokey ice cream in a 2L tub.

Honeycomb / Hokey Pokey ball, piece and kibble side by side against a white background

(L to R): Honeycomb/Hokey Pokey balls, pieces, and kibble side by side for shape and edge style comparison.

4,6,8,10 & 15mm sized honeycomb balls

(L to R): 4mm, 6mm,8mm, 10mm, 15mm sized Honeycomb/Hokey Pokey balls

brittle vs fluffy honeycomb

(L to R): Brittle vs Fluffy formulations of Honeycomb/Hokey Pokey balls

Sugar Free Honeycomb Kibble 2-8mm Coated

Sugar-Free Honeycomb formulations have been developed

Many people’s first experience with homemade Honeycomb/Hokey Pokey was part science experiment and part art as you cooked, mixed and cooled simple ingredients for a delicious light and caramel flavoured snack. Our technical team and years of experience with the sweet foam textured confection means that the FoodFlo team can provide formulations with control and precision around bubble size (fluffiness or firmness of the product) flavour (caramel, mint, lemon, or raspberry perhaps?) as well as even developing a version that is sugar-free.

Honeycomb and Hokey Pokey are the same thing but called different names based on the region or country you are in. Kiwi’s (people from New Zealand) call is Hokey Pokey, while Australian’s, South African’s and some other countries refer to it as Honeycomb. In the UK it is often called Cinder Toffee, and in North America, it is often Sponge Candy or Sponge Toffee.

As an inclusion, Honeycomb/Hokey Pokey gives you the opportunity to include a sweet crunch with just the right amount of flavour across a variety of texture options. Outside of the traditional kibbles (broken pieces, find “dust” or chunks), there is the randomly formed nature of Pieces, not quite a kibble, but with the smoother surface area of a ball to provide a hybrid option of kibbles and balls with popular characteristics of both categories of the hybrid inspiration. Honeycomb Balls uniform edge structure gives the most resistance to softening over other shapes in high moisture environments and is commonly used in ice creams or panned products.

No matter what your desired application, there is sure to be a honeycomb solution available. Our team are here to help you discover them.

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Further reading:

https://foodflo.co.nz/honeycomb-inclusion-varieties-shapes/ – Honeycomb Inclusion Varieties/Shapes

https://foodflo.co.nz/variety-range-of-honeycomb-balls/ – Variety & Range of Honeycomb Balls

https://foodflo.co.nz/what-is-the-difference-between-honeycomb-and-hokey-pokey/ – What is the difference between Honeycomb and Hokey Pokey?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leavening_agent – Leavening agent – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeycomb_toffee – Honeycomb Toffee – Wikipedia

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19271219.2.166.2 – Hokey  Pokey Recipe – The Truant Star, Evening Post, Volume CIV, Issue 147, 19 December 1927 – Papers Past, NZ National Library

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vanishing-baking-soda/ – Vanishing Baking Soda – Scientific American

https://www.stem.org.uk/system/files/elibrary-resources/legacy_files_migrated/31929-catalyst_24_3_579.pdf – The thermal decomposition of sodium hydrogen carbonate (or: Making honeycomb)