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    Dates - seriously 6 g carbs?

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    I can't believe it. Maybe my taste has changed but eating a juicy organic date after dinner is like having a Mars Bar. New fav 'treat' - date plus shredded coconut. Yum.

    Very happy now with berries, figs and DATES

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    I'd be careful with that carb count. All dates are different depending on type, size, or dried vs. fresh. My favorite race fuel is a Medjool date which has 18g of carbs per date. They are Tasty!!!!!! You can even grind them up and make a sort of Primal energy gel. I prefer just to pop one in my mouth and chew though.
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    Thanks for the heads up. Sounded too good to be true. I stick to 1 or 2 as a treat every other day. I will keep an eye out for Medjool dates..

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    This is my favorite mini-treat to make with dates: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip...p?recipe=59196 (sub honey for the agave). I freeze them in sillicone mini-muffin trays and can just pop one out if I want a little something.

    Alternately omit the frosting, and you just have a date + nut + cocoa primal treat

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    Dates are the most delicious little carb bombs! Sometimes I eat a Medjool and some nuts before I run for a nice energy boost.

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    If I have dates in the house I'll obsess about them and eventually eat them all in one sitting. I'd take them over candy any day - even over dark chocolate!

    Sometimes when I go grocery shopping I buy just a couple from the bulk section, so that I can't go overboard. I've had cashiers give me weird looks when they have to ring up a tiny bag with 3 dates in it, lol!
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    Great link, thanks! I agree they are better than any snack bar, that's why I can't belive they aren't exploding with carbs.

    I need to find these Medjools.

    I do that too mayness. Rock up to the counter with 5 little dates....it would be too easy to tell myself that they are really healthy and another one (or 10) couldn't hurt...

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    I cannot have them in my house. I am powerless before them

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    :-(

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    I like to stuff a pitted medjool date with two pecan halves, it tastes just like pecan pie and makes a great snack!!

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