These are my favorites - Medjool dates. Well, it is not something prescribed in my current way of eating but I will make exceptions. I haven't bought any but I might do so for a rare treat. There is no need to be so rigid, right?
I used to dislike dates as a child because the dates I tasted were those red ones from China. The taste and aroma were too strong for me.
It was not until these were served on a local flight a few years ago that I started to appreciate Medjool dates. And of course I loved dates even more when I ate them like this.