A Naturally Sweet Beverage
Mead, or honey wine, is honey that has been fermented. The fermentation process is a natural process that has been known to happen in the wild. Mead was probably discovered when someone left the honey out a little too long and ended up with something else entirely.
A Healthy Treat
Since honey is Paleo, mead can be included as part of a Paleo diet, depending on your tolerance for sugar and alcohol. It even comes with a decent load of antioxidants, so although it definitely qualifies as a treat, it is not a treat without health benefits.
Mark Sisson even gave mead his Primal seal of approval.