I know sometimes dates can get black on the inside and I did find two small bugs inside on of mine, but what is the dirt-like stuff inside some of them? I keep thinking it has to do with the little bugs and maybe it's their droppings; I'm just throwing away the ones with the light brown, dirt-like stuff in them. Am confused!! :)
I went to go wash the poop off the offending dates and then realized I would like to be more sure if that's okay to do before I eat them. What do you think- just wash it all off? I ordered from sheildsdates.com and man, I swear, it's like every fifth date is messed up, although I had really good luck with them in the past. Maybe it's just this batch (it's 15#, though, so it kinda sucks!) I'm thinking I'm going to write the company and see what they say. Thanks for your input, DR, that pic is exactly what they look like and I am not checking every date before poppin em in my mouth!
I got my current batch from Shields too and yeah I have found a lot of the stuff and even the dried up worms. I just cute them all open to de-pit them and rinse them all out before eating.
Uh...where did you get your dates? I just ordered some from 7hotdates...
I've gotten really excellent dates from 7hotdates! The only thing I'd say about those is if you get a "mushy" (moist) date type, if you are going to keep them more than a couple weeks, you might want to refrigerate them.
Will I know when they ship them, will I be able to track it?
Hi Chloe, I don't remember if I got a tracking email or not, but I got them pretty quick, I think it was under 5 days. They are pretty responsive to email and you can call them also.
BTW it was here and other raw food websites that their business flourished. It's a neat story and I still remember the lady who designed their site posting messages about 7 hot dates, to check them out. I've ordered from a few different places now, just depends on what I am looking for and what people have, but 7HotDates is a favorite of mine!
Here's a link to their story:
P.S. Their dates have had the least little buggies for me. I think they cover the dates with breathable bags at some point to keep pests out.
Not saying to eat death bugs or its poop BUT
If bugs want to eat them YOU want to eat them!
yes, but the poor bugs have died and might have had diarrhea eating those dates so may not be healthy for people too :)