Ok, so I bought dates from this big company like two times before and never saw this: I mean those white dots - I thought that its some kind of bacteria, but I assume colonies would be soft, squashy... These are hard and feels like a wax or smth... Its really weird, maybe its expired? Need some help, cant find expiration date on box, but if its bad, I wana to get my money back!
Those are sugar crystals. Eat up.
No worries. Those are just sugar crystals, kinda taste like rock candy : ) ...the black bits are the BUGS!
as mentioned already - sugar crystals! The only bad dates I've experienced is when they are black and 'dusty' inside, that's when they go bad. Rarely ever happened to me, maybe 3-4 dates in 5 years. Enjoy these :)
Yep, as others said, sugar crystals, yum!