I have tried so many different types of dates, and so far - this is the best - REALLY good - you can eat it like candy. Usually, if you buy it in a regular grocery store, dates are all dried up and gross. This product is a fantastic dessert moist and fresh. Also, you can make all kind of stuff with it - I like to put some goat cheese inside - tastes really good!
These are the best dates I've been able to locate. They are plump, sweet, and clean (free from debris and bugs). I use them as a natural and nutritious sweetener in green smoothies. They can also be eaten alone as a snack or used in recipes. Absolutely delicious! Well worth the money.
What they said in the rest of the 5 star reviews is true! I'm pushing 60, and I've had lots of dates in my time :D but these are the best! Excellent prices, fast delivery, nicely presented, and the freshest I've found. One or two totally satisfy my sweet tooth. These are very special, and good for you, too!
I used to buy my dates at Whole Foods when they sold them in bulk and I could pick and choose. They were pretty soft and plump, depending on the batch/age I guess. Well they stopped selling them like that, and began to only carry packaged dates. I stopped buying them because they were too hard and shriveled for my taste, and seemed old. Basically I stopped buying dates all together, as I had been spoiled from the good dates Whole Foods used to carry, and couldn't find dates anywhere that could compare.
I'm happy to report that United With Earth Organic Medjool dates are by far the best dates I've found to date! (no pun intended) I am truly a "date snob", so I am very picky.
We use these dates in our smoothies which we make with plain Kefir and frozen berries. (4 dates per serving) They add just enough sweetener to our sour berries and sour kefir to make a delicious smoothy. Dates are excellent to add to oatmeal, cereal/granola, breads/muffins, or to just eat on their own to satisfy a sweet tooth after a meal.