Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) used to break his fast before praying with some fresh dates; but if there were no fresh dates, he had a few dry dates, and if there were no dry dates, he took some mouthfuls of water.
Sunan Abu Dawood – Book 13 Hadith 2349
For almost every muslim family, dates are pretty important during ramadan. I love dates in general anyway and can munch away on them……but then when the dates are covered in my favourite thing – chocolate – that just makes my day!
Hidden Pearls have launched a range of chocolate covered dates and they look and taste luxurious. The dates are medjool dates (my favourite) and covered with Belgian chocolate!
Available in a preset box of 9 and 18, our succulent moist Medjool dates from Palestine are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals and are packed with energy. The dates have been grown for generations by farmers and the money from these dates helps to support them. The dates are then lovingly wrapped in the finest Callebaut Belgian chocolate sourced from West Africa, supporting local cocoa farmers by reinvesting part of the money back into farmer training and community projects.
To my surprise I found that the dates weren’t just simply covered in chocolate like other chocolate covered dates I have had….but also had a surprise in the middle. Each date has a blast of flavour in the centre – almond, pistachio or coconut.
I have had chocolate covered dates before where I have found them hard and chewy….but had no such issue with these. Both the dates and the chocolate are of good quality and you have a choice of milk chocolate or dark chocolate. With the combination of the dates, chocolate and filling, the dates can feel a bit heavy if you are not used to it, but they taste totally delicious! And with all the health benefits of dates they are a wonderful treat for yourself or as a gift for someone. You can even make up a personalised box with your favourite flavours from the selection available.
Special Ramadan and Eid prices start from £7.49 for a box of 9…..but be quick as the prices will go up after Eid. You can get more information and order from the Hidden Pearls Website: Hidden Pearls Choco Delights.
Disclosure: We were sent a selection of choco dates delights for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.