Out of season…

Imagine my delight when I saw this…

Egyptian dates

…at one of the shops round the corner from my house. Normally, we will only get to see these around the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan every year but of course, with the MCO partial lockdown this year, we did not have any Ramadan bazaar and the month, as well as Hari Raya Puasa/Aidilfitri, came and went unnoticed…almost.

And imagine my surprise when I saw the price tag…

So cheap

RM3.80 only! That sure is a steal.

I quickly checked the expiry date…

Expiry date

No, that is not the reason why it was going so cheaply – it is good till December NEXT year! Maybe it was the last box left and it was kind of out of season and they were trying to get rid of it and be done with it.

I was intrigued when I saw that “PENANG 1940” in the logo…


…so I went to google to see what I could find. I certainly was surprised to see that it is a Penang company established in 1940 and is still going strong and Sunquick and HACKS are among the products it is connected to.

Well, with that kind of background, I sure have no worries about eating and enjoying these dates…


…slowly until they run out. There aren’t anymore where these came from and I shall have to wait till Ramadan next year and pay well over RM10.00 for a box to enjoy.

KIM WON TRADING & DRUG STORE (2.316239, 111.840260) is located along Jalan Ruby – Kim Tak is in the next block.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

2 thoughts on “Out of season…”

  1. Good deal. Grade A dates somemore as printed on the box.

    Egyptian dates, says so at another part of the box.

  2. I am a big fan of dates. I love them alone but also with oats and peanut butter.

    All gone now, guess I will have to wait till next Ramadan. Have not seen anyone selling it out of season.

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