View Full Version : Hubby killed my date
03-06-2005, 01:26 AM
Tonight I put a few dates in a small bowl and carried them to my office. On the way, my little doggie, who is constantly under my foot, nearly tripped me. A little while later, while I was sitting at the computer munching on the dates, I heard my husband yell, "What the HELL!!!" followed by a big swaaaaaaaaaaaap! sound. I went into the kitchen. I must have dropped a date on the floor when I nearly fell over my dog. He thought my date was a roach....and....he.... *killed* it. He murdered my beautiful live food. Why on earth he'd think it was a roach is beyond me, since we've never seen one in our house. I had to laugh though.
Anyway, what is the difference between Medjoor and Deglet noor dates? I read a while ago that the Deglet dates taste like caramel, so I've always bought them. What do the Medjoor taste like?
03-06-2005, 06:30 AM
Medjool dates are soooo delicious, they are larger and sweeter and have a softer flesh inside. I personally prefer them! Give them a try! Make sure to get them with the pit still in :) YUM
03-06-2005, 06:30 AM
Medjools are super sweet and super succulent. I think that Deglets are drier and (not sure of this) less sweet.
03-13-2005, 09:54 PM
Autumn, medjool dates look a LOT like Texas roaches. They aren't the same species we had up north. And the last place I lived was absolutely infested. It was disgusting. I had to throw away so much stuff because I didn't want to taint my new place.
And yet, and yet... they're still here! The dates I hide in the very back of my cupboard mock me. Every time I cut date pits out I have to fight the image of gutting a bug. Just the thought of it now makes me gag a little. I really have to focus on something else when I make recipes with dates in them. I can't imagine eating one by itself. :eek: Perhaps I should seek help?
Since no one else has replied with a similar experience I assume I'm weird. :D
03-13-2005, 10:34 PM
Stop making me laugh so hard--it hurts!!
03-13-2005, 11:40 PM
yeah, funny you should mention this just a few days ago I was getting my standard "meal" which I get every monday and wednesday at 3:00 when Im in houston for class, it consist of ten dates and a larabar (CHERRY PIE),so I was getting them out of the bulk bin and and this little posse of girls start (loudly ,I might add ) talking about how Im bying roaches ,so I turned to them and sayed that they tasted great ,are healthy and they should try them -they didnt say anything ,but seemed shocked that I had "overheard" them ,its annoying when ppl dont get that theyre LOUD!LOL
03-17-2005, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the info all!
Pixie, OMG I'm laughing but I sympathize! I don't think I'd be able to eat them after your experience either, unless I had chopped them up good!
Vixen, good going with the gaggle of girls. :p I probably would have said something that would make their mothers want to smack me. :eek:
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