In recent years date molasses has become a store cupboard staple for many households that enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine. Date molasses is the next step on that journey. Its natural sweetness is rich and treacly, with the same fruity complexity as pomegranate molasses but with a slightly deeper tone that hints at coffee and vanilla. It's a great replacement for sugar in baking and is so versatile. Try date molasses in stews to add a deeper, more complex flavour, use as a barbecue marinade, drizzle over ice cream or porridge, mix into salad dressings or use in homemade cereal bars or smoothies. Pretty quickly it will become your new go-to ingredient.