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!
Looks fine to me, if worried about it, just eat the other half. The other dates look like there is nothing on them. And you can see, those dots or whatever are there because the date's skin was opened. probably just oxidation.
It's like saying a bunch of bananas are bad because one of them has a brown spot on it, just eat around it.
I get mangos that get that dark color on them sometimes, or mangos that get those white spots on them inside.. just cut around it.
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!