medjool dates or normal dates?

Which do you prefer? I'm holding an evening ramadan meal for some friends, wanted to know which 'date' would be best.

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safawy dates are lovely and sofry don't like khudry much.

We have the 5kg box I think it is Mejool it is fairly expensive but the quality and taste it has is very good.

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MrMan2011

We have the 5kg box I think it is Mejool it is fairly expensive but the … We have the 5kg box I think it is Mejool it is fairly expensive but the quality and taste it has is very good.

what brand is it?

moon city, go to your local Asian stores they should have a variety, a few shops will have the big 5kg boxes, find out and take a look at the dates. the big jumbo ones are usually nice and juicy but they are fairly expensive .

ehsan111

what brand is it?



moon city

Make sure they're not from Israel

home bargains did some pitted ones, quite cheap 79p

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MrMan2011

moon city, go to your local Asian stores they should have a variety, a … moon city, go to your local Asian stores they should have a variety, a few shops will have the big 5kg boxes, find out and take a look at the dates. the big jumbo ones are usually nice and juicy but they are fairly expensive .

thanks man I'll have a look tomorrow

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muzzzzzzzzzy

Make sure they're not from Israel



I've heard about that, not sure how that would help. it is probably best to buy directly from the farmer / grower for any produce

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muzzzzzzzzzy

Make sure they're not from Israel



the one from the West Bank are the best, fairtrade or farmer association products tend to be more ethical

Medjoul are lovely; moist, soft and very tasty

moon city do a few different types I had the black box last year and they were lovely. could only find the cream and green box this year in morrisons I think but they didn't look half as nice as the ones I had last year. check on their website it tells you what the difference is.

speedy2014

Medjoul are lovely; moist, soft and very tasty


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Last time I had a date, I munched on something moist, soft and tasty. Can't remember the brand but wouldn't recommend picking it up from tesco

DennisG

Last time I had a date, I munched on something moist, soft and tasty. … Last time I had a date, I munched on something moist, soft and tasty. Can't remember the brand but wouldn't recommend picking it up from tesco



Always open the date and check inside before eating. Dates are known to have insects in them

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speedy2014

Always open the date and check inside before eating. Dates are known to … Always open the date and check inside before eating. Dates are known to have insects in them

thanks for the advice :-)

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I have purchased a box of mejdool dates from my local Asian grocers, they are very chewy and tasty. thanks for the tips everyone

DennisG

Last time I had a date, I munched on something moist, soft and tasty. … Last time I had a date, I munched on something moist, soft and tasty. Can't remember the brand but wouldn't recommend picking it up from tesco



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