Honey Badger Games doesn’t sell games. I don’t think they do, I couldn’t find any on their site, but maybe they did in the past.
Honey Badger Games sells gifts for gamers. It is a boutique that makes tasty gummy dice and healing potions. These are goodies for Christmas gifts, birthday gifts and even Valentine’s Day gifts because we gamers really do like novelty dice that much.
Oh, and I’m now struck by the realisation that not everyone reading this has mugs of polyhedral dice at homes. You cannot use these fake dice as dice. They might look good enough to roll, but they’re soft jelly. You can’t use these dice (or healing potions). If someone has asked for dice this Christmas, visit Honey Badger and a dice store, not instead of one.
The range of choice at Honey Badger is with flavour. The range of shapes and styles is secondary. I think that’s how it should be and doesn’t mean the shape selection is limited.
You’ll come here for edible dice, and you’ll get gamer dice stored in presentable test tubes, but you’ll also get sets of small dice healing potions and mana potions.
Crucially, what could be a one-trick wonder is not. If you’re buying for brothers and sisters, for example, both kids can get surprisingly edible dice and different ones (or the same, if that’s more diplomatic).
Edible dice is a surprising enough topic. I’ll admit that I’m pleasantly surprised by the taste.
I was expecting tough gum and artificial flavours. That’s not what I get! Even the smallest of the gummies are juicy. I’m a forgiving taste-tester when it comes to synthetic versus natural, I’ll disclose that now, but I taste fruit here.
I don’t know if there are actual fruit juices. I’m just saying the taste comes across as natural, pleasant and refreshing. So much so that it is a pleasant surprise.
Information and health
Lastly, these are sweets, so they’re not healthy. But, they’re small sweets, cleverly packaged in test tubes and are novel. I think Honey Badger’s offering is cheaper than a vast Nestle bag, without any ethical concerns, and just as distracting. Go quality over quantity.
The calorie information appears on the test tubes, along with the ingredients list. You might think that’s a given, or even a requirement, but if you’ve ordered boutique sweets off somewhere like Etsy before then, you’ll know it’s rare.
I’m giving Honey Badger Games’ gummy dice the thumbs up.
A review of Honey Badger Games, edible gifts for gamers