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.
These look and sound absolutely delicious! I wonder if we. Can get them shipped to the States.
I’m not the hugest fan of dates, but these look good. I love dark chocolate.
YUM! These look amazing!! I absolutely love dates and chocolate!!!
These look amazing. I am also wondering if they ship to the U.S. None the less, now I have an idea of what to do with my dates after Ramadan. 🙂
Absolutely loved how you linked this to the Hadith. I saw the same idea in Harrods food market in London and man did they look so succulent. Jazakallah khair for sharing x
I’m not a fan of coated dates, I like my plain old adjwa lol but these look soooo yummy!!! *drool*
Yes dates is love and I love it more when there is almond in it. Awesome offer from Hidden Pearls.
Have tried nut filled dates before but haven’t tried chocolate covered ones. Gotta look for these the next time u go shopping for dates.
This looks scrumptious! I love how affordable the gift boxes are and it makes for such a thoughtful gift , I wonder if we have this here…
Wow looking so yum.i love to eat in ramazan.