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Date Lady FAQ

FAQ
Are your products gluten free?

YES! All of our products are completely gluten free!

Are your products vegan?

All of our products are vegan, with the exception of our seasonal fruitcake. It is made at a local bakery and contains butter and eggs.

Are your products kosher?

All of our products are kosher with exception of our seasonal fruitcake that was made by a local bakery.

Who is your Kosher certifier?

Vaad HaKashruth of Kansas City — http://www.vaadkc.org/

Are your products nut free?

Yes, with exception of our seasonal fruitcake that is made for us at an offsite bakery.

How can I use your products in recipes?

This really depends on the type of recipe. For certain items, such as baked goods, you might replace 1 cup of sugar with 3/4 cup Date Syrup and decrease any liquid called for in the recipe by 25%. Really, it just takes some experimenting. We always encourage folks to go to our RECIPES page to get an idea of how it can be used in recipes. We recommend using date sugar to replace the total amount of sugar called for in a recipe. However, since date sugar is made from the whole date and retains the fiber, we recommend you try decreasing the flour called for in the recipe by 25%. We always encourage folks to go to our recipe page to get an idea of how it can be used.

I'm a retail store, who do I contact to sell your product in my store?

Ryan - ryan@ilovedatelady.com

Do you sell your product in bulk or as an ingredient?

Yes! Check out our foodservice page for more information.

Why is a date company located in Missouri?

We are a family-owned company born and bred in the beautiful Ozarks. At one time however, we lived in the Middle East and became addicted to the good things that flow from the date palm. We’ve been enjoying those things for years now and would pretty much think of ourselves the date aficionados this side of Cali.

Why don't you have more products yet?

We’re working on it! Stay posted.

What are the ingredients in your date syrup?

100% organic dates. No additives, no nothin’ else.

Do you make the date syrup yourself?

Not at this time. We import the syrup from our manufacturer who uses Tunisian dates to create the syrup. We would absolutely love to make it ourselves, but the problem is two-fold. Our syrup is special. It really has to be done with very particular specifications to get the luxurious viscosity that ours has. To date, we have not been satisfied with test batches we've attempted with US manufacturers. The other issue is that the United States produces less than 1% of the world's dates. Because of this, US dates are exceedingly hard to source for ingredient purposes. Even the California date farms often import dates and other date products such as paste to fulfill the demand. We do however, use only California dates for our packaged dates, as well as make the caramel sauce, the chocolate spread and the date balsamic right here in our own kitchen! We package everything here as well, including the dates, date sugar and date syrup.

What in the world is organic flavor?

We’re glad you asked. We know our customers care about the details of what is in their food! To be exact, the ingredient composition is as follows: alcohol, water and other natural flavorings. The flavorIngs are made only from natural compounds which includes things like extract (vanilla) and many of the same aromatic components that burnt sugar contains. It is non-gmo and contains none of the common allergens. It contains no sugar or sugar alcohols whatsoever. We use an extremely small amount per batch just to help bring forth the natural caramel note of the dates.

Still have questions?

Ask us at info@ilovedatelady.com