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While I haven’t tried making anything with them yet, but I had a Raw Revolution bar today that was just dates, cashews, flax, agave, and spirulina. I’d had dates in the past before. The little rolled up coated in flour things I recall liking ok (apart from the fact they resembled rodent poop to me), but I know I’d had whole raw dates in things like the bar I ate today in the past and was kinda put off. Today just reinforced that. I nibbled maybe 1/4 of the bar and just tossed the rest, I couldn’t get over that permeating dateyness. They just taste like butt to me for some reason. Sweet and sticky, but still like butt. Like a mix of rancid molasses and rotten grapes or something.
They seem to be in SO many recipes. Is this one of those things where I can hope to acquire a taste? Have a just had them the wrong way? Are they not so permeating in some of the recipes that I might not be giving up on things due to the buttiness?