The first time I can remember tasting a fresh Medjool date was two years ago, at the downtown farmer's market. I was walking by the stand of local organic grower Del Real, and they offered me a taste. After just one bite, I fell in love with the candy-like fruit. Over the following months, I tried them in sweet and savory recipes, snacked on them, and basically giggled with delight every time the dates' sticky sweetness passed my lips... and then I never blogged about them. Bad blogger!