Tasting Notes: Dried Dates

More in the ongoing series. Use this post as you see fit.

I’ve been trying to put words to the taste of dates, when it finally hit me while driving to work this morning. I purchased these dates at Pike Place Market the other day.

My own notes:

Look: Amber brown nuggets, dried but only slight shriveled.

Mouthfeel: The skin is tacky, and quickly gives way to a thick, stringy paste of sugar. There’s a slight crunch of the crystalized sugars, but you almost have to search them out. Chewy, but not overly so.

Taste: Dates taste like very light brown sugar, rich, with a subtle taste of carmel.

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