Does anyone know what these white-ish/beige-ish formations I've found on some of my dates are?
I bought a bulk order a couple of weeks ago, and these are forming on the remaining ones that are getting a bit more dried out. It does not have a furry look or smell to it like mold, but it doesn't look crystalline enough for me to be confident that it's just sugar, either.
Any thoughts? It looks like a chalky donut glaze. (Picture attached)
Your photo is quite blurry but from experience I'm confident those look just like natural formations I've had on dates a couple of times before. The sugary crystals won't look perfect because they aren't factory processed from sugar cane. Do you have a better photograph?
Here is an okay photo of some small sugar crystals inside dates - they will taste sweet, obviously heh:
I don't have a way to get you a better photo, but your words gave me the confidence to try them out.
Being that they tasted almost exactly like a maple glaze on a donut, I'm going with natural sugar formations. LOL
But, I guess we'll know I'm wrong if I start puking or something.... lol
Oh good I'm sure they're great :D I actually really like the sugary crystals..