Dates would be my desert island food. I just love them. I eat them all the time – it’s a serious addiction. They’re just so wonderfully sweet and chewy with an awesome caramel-like flavour, which makes them the best candy replacement for snacking and the best sugar replacement for cooking. Medjool dates are the best as they’re much sweeter and stickier so make cooking a lot easier – these are what I use in all my recipes and you may find if you use normal dates that the recipe doesn’t work as well.