They are on sale at http://www.medjooldatesales.com/store.htm, $40 for 11 pounds (I already have about 3lbs. in my fridge). Will they last for a couple months in the refrigerator? (Don't know when they were picked.)
Medjools are a high moisture content variety; wouldn't want to bite into a moldy one, ewww!
They can last up to 3-4 months in my experience, depending on the variety. You can also deseed and freeze half of that batch and use it in your smoothies instead of ice cubes.
Bon appetit :)
Oh yeah... good idea :D
Yeah, me too. Primarily for the reason of checking for larvae, but wouldn't want to bite into a black either!
$35 for 15 pounds plus shipping, they are good and chemical free:
Actually, this is the first time I'm ordering from http://www.medjooldatesales.com/store.htm, so I'll let you know about the freshness when I get them. I don't think they are organic though, unfortunately. I'm ordering from them based on a recommendation from a fellow fruit connoisseur (someone else on 30bad).
I normally order from Bautista, but they're out of stock until next season I presume.
I think the companies who still have them in stock pick them and store them somehow since the season is over. Apparently some varieties last longer than other.
Oh, darn I already placed my order. Not to worry though... I see much more date ordering in my future :D
I'll order from them next time.
2.33 per pound when you buy 45 pounds. Daym.
I heard the promotional dates are extremely hard though, which is why they're cheap. Someone on this forum site had to open them with a knife so they don't break off their nails.
But I think rock solid dates are better than no dates at all, soaking them would probably work. Time to buy extremely cheap dates! :D