Rancho Meladuco Organic Sun-Ripened Dates 1-lb Gift Box

Rancho Meladuco Organic Sun-Ripened Dates 1-lb Gift Box

$24.00

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1-lb box
The Dates Everyone Is Talking About!

Rancho Meladuco is located in Coachella Valley, CA, not far from Palm Springs. These organic Medjool dates are sun-ripened, hand-picked, and packed for a superior eating experience. In addition to dates’ naturally delicious taste— sweet with caramel and brown sugar notes—as well as a candy-like soft, chewy texture, they are also a nutrient-dense superfood full of potassium and other important minerals and nutrients like iron, magnesium, selenium, and more. They have been hailed as "The World's Best Dates" by Bon Appétit magazine. Just one bite and you'll taste why!

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Why We Love These Dates

The health benefits of dates are plentiful as are the types of diets that consistently highlight them in trending recipes. But that's not why we are so excited about the arrival of Sun-Ripened California Dates from Rancho Meladuco Date Farm. Simply said, these dates are amazing. Plump and packed with natural sweetness, just snacking on a few feels like a sweet luxury—you almost forget that they are rich in antioxidants and high in fiber to support gut health. 

You may have heard of these dates grown in the Coachella Valley. Featured by The Wall Street Journal, Oprah's "O" List, and Food & Wine to name a few, these dates are the dates to try or send as a gift. So when the opportunity came to bring them to Dorothy Lane Market, both in stores and online, we didn't hesitate. "Ever since my first bite, I have been obsessed. These plump and juicy dates are like a healthy, luscious caramel that simply melts in your mouth. I'm also smitten by their story," says Jennifer Mayne, DLM E-Commerce Product Manager, who first tried them on a food tour in Southern California. 

Rancho Meladuco founder Joan Smith started with just four date trees that had been on the family's ranch for decades. But in 2015, the home cook, gardener, and mom of three decided to take it the next level. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Joan tells how she went to work gathering offshoots and over the years the collection of date trees has grown to cover 3+ acres thanks to patience and a cultivation of newfound knowledge and support from her local farming community. We are thrilled to offer them to you both in our Produce department and as a gourmet gift that ships via DorothyLane.com. 

Sweet Almond Butter Dates

Filled with rich, creamy almond butter and topped with dark chocolate shavings along with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt, this recipe is perfect for a sweet after-dinner treat or midday snack.

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Dates with Goat Cheese, Basil, & Prosciutto

Ribbons of prosciutto and fresh basil wrapped around goat cheese-stuffed dates are then broiled to perfection! A must-make for your next get-together.

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California Date Salad With Almonds & Manchego

Salad greens tossed with savory Manchego cheese, buttery almonds, sweet pieces of Sun-Ripened California Dates, and a simple Dijon vinaigrette.

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Reviews

Average Customer Rating:

Aug 4th
Verified Purchase

Recipient was very pleased, said they are delicious!

- Jacqueline

Dorothy Lane Market says:

We agree! They are phenomenal. Thank you Jacqueline for sending this gift and taking the time to let us know how they were received.

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