In recent years date molasses has become a store cupboard staple for many households that enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine.
Date molasses is the next step on that journey – its natural sweetness is rich and treacly, with the same fruity complexity as pomegranate molasses but with a slightly deeper tone that hints at coffee and vanilla.
It’s a great replacement for sugar in baking and is so versatile. Try date molasses in stews to add a deeper, more complex flavour, use as a barbecue marinade, drizzle over ice cream or porridge, mix into salad dressings or use in homemade cereal bars or smoothies.
Pretty quickly it will become your new go-to ingredient.