To begin, please note that this is in the food section, not the relationships section of the forum. I mentioned dates before, but in the Figs thread, so I figured that dates deserved a thread of their own, given that they taste so much better than figs. Normally, I get the small containers of Medjool dates that they carry in the store, but they are much cheaper when I buy them in 3-lb or 5 lb bags from other distributors on Amazon.com. The problem is that I much prefer the ones with pits, perhaps because the pitted ones dry out, and just don't taste as good, and sometimes when I buy them online, I don't notice that I am ordering pitted dates, and then I'm stuck with five pounds of dates that aren't as good as I had hoped. So, dates are much better than figs and un-pitted dates are slightly better than pitted dates. Got it?