Have you tried fresh dates before? Most are familiar with the dry variety but no so familiar with the fresh, which are just as delicious and not so sweet.
As the fresh dates are allowed to dry out naturally, they go through various phases of having a slightly crunchy texture to a very soft texture, at which point they are very sweet to eat, like capsules of honey. Delicious either way and available summer to autumn form asian food outlets. These were from one of our favourite stalls in Portobello Road.