Hokey pokey by any other name tastes as sweet

When New Zealanders overseas start talking about food from home, hokey pokey ice cream is always one of the first to be mentioned on the list of what we miss.

It’s a Kiwi speciality which is rarely seen in other parts of the world but look what was on the menu at Friday’s royal wedding party:

Each guest was served three mini desserts on a single plate: sherry trifle, chocolate mousse and honeycomb ice-cream in a brandy snap basket.

What they call honeycomb is what we know as hokey pokey and it no doubt tastes as sweet by any other name.

5 Responses to Hokey pokey by any other name tastes as sweet

  1. robertguyton says:

    Key on the location for The Honeymoon (honeycomb/honeymoon – on thread here Ele!):

    “I’d be amazed if it’s New Zealand; just from something the Queen said to me the other day.”

    Hokey-pokey’s sickly sweet stuff isn’t it. Too much of that sugary rot will give you diabetes.

  2. pdm says:

    Hokey Pokey is far superior to English honeycomb ice cream.

    Thank you for the prompt – home for 3 weeks tomorrow and I still haven’t had any.

  3. poneke says:

    It’s sold all over Australia as hokey pokey and appears to be made there, too. It’s not in Tip Top buckets.

  4. homepaddock says:

    The Aussies took Phar Lap, several of our bands and now they’ve got our ice cream!

    I’ve seen NZ Natural hokey pokey over there but not Australian brands.

  5. adam2314 says:

    As a Pommie B.. Arrived 1959.. Having extensively travelled the world .. I had never heard of or tasted Hokey Pokey..

    Definitely a New Zealand DELICACY..

    May have been the reason I wedded a Kiwi..

    Sired 3 who haved sired 6..

    Hokey Pokey has much to answer for..

    Can i claim on ACC ??

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