One way to find out.
Yes, he did. It's a popular treat in some parts of Indonesia. Yes, I did try it, along with another recipe I found online. FAB-U-lous! I brought some to a BACPS potluck, and everyone there liked them. Those that tried, and didn't chicken out with the banana leaf wrapped rice instead. Even Peter had one.
I would also think that the wax would hinder the effectiveness of the digestive/absorptive glands. It's good to know where to start one zone and stop the other.
If you shake a rain stick, you get rain. I need a hamata stick.