I love the texture, so sorry, can't help you. I don't know why but I like gooey things.
Perhaps you are just in a transition to loving them? I did not love the dates at the first sight. It was love at the nth sight (for some large n).
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Dates are fantastic but I find them highly addictive and have eaten around 20 today, already! I love the texture and taste of the Medjool dates and am determined to order some from thedatepeople in the US. Called them today, from the UK but the phone just kept ringing. Sent them an email yesterday, so hopefully they'll get back to me but read somewhere that they're in the middle of harvesting the latest crop, right now. In the UK, we can buy Medjool dates from Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda but I'm really looking forward to the organic dates from the US, if I can get them. I've only been vegan for just over 2 months, am eating lots of orgainic bananas and dates but the weight is just falling off me, now having lost 30lbs in the last 2 months. Feeling great, concentration, stamina and general well-being, all improved greatly and have also really enjoyed all the nutritional research. Especially loving DR's and Freely's videos on youtube!
im exactly the same. cant eat em on their own but i love using them for making sauces or smoothies!