I thought if it was labelled "unpasturized" it was raw. Am I wrong?
I've never had date honey, but I bought some date sugar. Dates are naturally something like 80% to 90% sugars.
My sugar binge story's pretty straight -- I was always crazy for the sweet/salty combo. I used to love salty potato chips with vanilla ice cream or with a milk chocolate bar in alternating bites. I could eat a chocolate bar in under 2 minutes accompanied by chips.
I have one about DH, which illustrates the need to completely cut *everything* out for the first few weeks, even the natural stuff. When we first went sugar free, I mentioned we noticed how DH's moods got really stable. Well, one day, I went home and DH is all pissy at me and at the cats. I asked him point blank what he had that day and if he had any sugar. He claims he didn't, but I guess he blanked it out, because I discovered that night that the jar of honey was over half gone and I had just opened the jar a couple of days before.
A few weeks later, we had a repeat when we discovered dates. They were on sale at our grocery store and we bought 3 pounds of it. I was going to make it into a paste and bake with it (which works well, btw). We ate some when we got it home and they were *good*. I mean, they're wholesome and natural, right? I come home a couple of days later and DH is in a pissy mood. This time he remembered what he ate and he had about 25-30 dates that day.