Before the sun slips away, I had to share a delicious sweet that I’ve been enjoying atop dairy-free ice cream all summer: Date Lady Organic Caramel Sauce.
I actually had the pleasure of trialing the Date Lady Organic Pure Date Syrup, too, and will start with my tasting notes on the syrup, since it is also the base for the caramel sauce.
Date Lady Organic Pure Date Syrup
Rich, deep and almost coffee-like flavor, this is an awesome all-natural sweetener find for those of us who do like dates.The syrup has a sweet molasses appeal but with a smooth,consistency that is only a touch thicker than maple syrup. It adds mellow sweetness to baked goods (perfect for morning muffins, granola, and cool weather treats) and even compliments hearty pancakes, waffles, and oatmeal. I could also see using Date Lady Date Syrup to make flavorful sauces and condiments for dinner.
Date Lady Organic Caramel Sauce
This is the same delicious date syrup but the flavor gains a mild sweetness and heightened overall taste from the addition of natural caramel flavor and sea salt. Far from Smuckers but naturally delectable in its own right, this can easily serve as an all-purpose caramel sauce for date fans. The slightly syrupy consistency thickens as it chills, making it an amazing dairy-free ice cream topping. We found that it also adds sweet gusto when drizzled atop apple crisp, brownies, or frosted cupcakes.
I highly recommend Date Lady products with just two caveats: If you don’t like dates, then these may not be for you; and dates are still high in sugars. If you are seeking an all-natural sweetener that retains natural minerals and goodness, then Date Lady is a gem, but it still has roughly as many natural sugars per tablespoon as honey.
Finally, a quick note that these Date Lady sweeteners are sold in both glass jars and squeeze bottles for convenience.
Certifications: Date Lady Organic Caramel Sauce and Syrup are Certified Organic and Kosher Parve. They are also labeled as GMO-Free, Vegan, and Gluten-Free, though I didn’t spot any certifications for these.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Date Lady Organic Caramel Sauce and Syrup are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Date Lady website at www.ilovedatelady.com.