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March 11, 2020

Temple Balls II

by Anne Paddock

When vegans or plant-based eaters discover dates, it’s a game changer. Dates are moist, chewy, and naturally sweet, so this luscious “food from the Gods” lends itself to making naturally sweet treats including what many people refer to as date balls:  dates, nuts, seeds, spices, and other ingredients (i.e. cocoa, coconut, goji berries, raisins, etc) mashed and blended together into dessert or snack balls.

Although there are a zillion recipes for date balls on line, there are occasions when time or equipment (a food processor) is a factor so people turn to ready-made balls. But, as with every prepared food, ingredients are key so read labels or turn to Glaser Organic Farms – a trusted preparer of raw, vegan, and organic certified snacks.

Temple Balls II

Glaser Organic Farms – a grower of organic produce – in Miami, Florida – makes Temple Balls II – raw, vegan, and certified organic snacks – with six  ingredients:  raw almonds, dates, raw sesame, Celtic sea salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. That’s it. No added sugar or sweeteners.

Temple Ball

Temple Balls II are the healthy answer to a truffle. With no added sugar, these scrumptious treats are naturally sweet from the dates. The almonds and sesame add a nuttier depth to the balls while the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt really add flavor.

Temple Balls II

Sold in the Glaser Organic Farm store at 19100 SW 137th Avenue in Miami (south the city near the zoo) and at Whole Foods Markets in the South Florida area, Temple Balls II are in the refrigerated section by the produce. Look for the sealed small plastic container. A 6 ounce container with about 10 balls sells for about $9.  The balls can also be ordered on-line directly from Glaser Organic Farm’s website:  www.glaserorganicfarms.com for $7.75.

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