Are the winey ones bad? For some reason, they taste like sex--so not kidding--when I eat them, but I smell winey for the rest of the day after they digest. Huh...are they really fermenting inside me? I don't feel drunk! :P
Also, how long can they be left out and not worryingly ferment?
Depends how much they've fermented, I bought some from a market once that were seriously alcoholic. They tasted like rum which some people would love but honestly they made me feel light headed! They must have been sitting around for a long time, dates usually keep a long time even at room temperature.
The only thing to watch out for in my experience is black mould on the inside, it's rare but nasty when you accidently bite into one. I find it's more common with the smaller varieties and almost unknown with medjools
Yep...they really do taste exactly like sex fluids (you know that lovely combination smell after sex, lol?) to me!
But then again, celery smells like sweat to me. Am I the only one?!