The Purple Date. At one point Martha Stewart mistook a dayri for a medjool when she featured these on her television program. They are almost as rich as a medjool, but milder. They are a good substitute for the medjool and have their own vanilla honey flavor. They are gorgeous paired with the zahidi date, go great in salad (they have a sheen when dressed) and also do well in holiday breads. Recently I spied them dipped in chocolate.