These are the best dates I've been able to find in Japan. They have excellent taste, quality and texture. Just the right amount of sweetness and they're not too dry. I've bought this brand on Amazon before, but this 1Kg pack was cheaper on TiraKita. I really enjoy these with hot tea or cold milk. Brings back childhood memories. As you can see in the photo, I have transferred them to a Ziplock bag for easier preservation in the fridge. They do keep for quite a long time. Highly recommended.