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Dates - do they normally look like this? URGENT

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Washersaurus Wed 03-Sep-08 20:44:53

Do packed dates normally have whitish spots just under the 'skin'? I'm not familiar with dates really and have never noticed them before - are they likely to be mouldy do you reckon?

Urgent advice needed - I'm in the middle of cooking flapjacks.

butterflybessie Wed 03-Sep-08 20:46:31

AFAIK that is quite normal, but then a bit of mould couldn't hurt you could it?smile

Washersaurus Wed 03-Sep-08 20:47:25

I don't plan on eating them myself but the boys and DH love them. Just checking as I don't want to be dealing with a sick DH and/or sick children wink

filthymindedvixen Wed 03-Sep-08 20:48:20

no, it's crystalised sugar from the dates, not mould.

Washersaurus Wed 03-Sep-08 20:49:14

phew! I hoped it was sugar - back to the kitchen then. Thank you all for your speedy replies.

I am smile and blush

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