There is one teensy drawback...they're so expensive. I usually buy mine at Walmart (where I can only find one of my top three) because they're $1.08. Sometimes Kroger has them on sale for $1. But sometimes they cost twice that amount. I'm a fancy snacker.
I decided to look online for recipes so I could make my own. I found this one. And this one. This one looks to be the most promising. But I don't know that I'll be saving much money. Mostly because I don't know the going price of dates. But it's worth a try if the numbers work, right?
On an unrelated note, I hope I can breathe through my nose tonight. Stupid allergies.
Also, thanks for the well-wishes for Lola. She's much better now. I have a feeling she ate one of the peppercorns I dropped when I was refilling the pepper grinder, and it didn't agree with her.