Local Food Market Sphinx Date Co. Launches Line of Specialty Foods by Admin Sphinx Date Co. a valley producer of dates for decades, has released a unique line of date-based products including mild and green date salsas ($7.95), date hot sauce ($6.95) and date jam ($7.95). These slightly-sweet and incredibly flavorful products are now available for purchase at Sphinx Date Co., Palm & Pantry located at 3039 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale or online at www.sphinxdateco.com. The unique “date line” is one of the only specialty food product lines made with Medjool dates in the United States. Sphinx Date Co. is owned by mother and daughter duo Sharyn and Rebecca Seitz and has undergone extensive interior renovations as well us updates to their overall branding, packaging and product offerings. Creating a line of specialty date based salsas, hot sauces and jams was a natural progression for the Seitzes. “We are huge supporters of local products and it made great sense to incorporate our locally grown dates into salsas, jams and hot sauce. The reaction to the date line has been all positive and we look forward to sharing the products with new customers,” said Rebecca Seitz. Longtime Scottsdale residents, the Seitzes purchased Sphinx Date Co. in 2012 and have spent the past two years updating and refreshing the landmark. Sphinx Date Co. processes and sells locally grown Medjool and Sphinx Dates as well as other dried fruits, nuts, locally sourced products, Arizona wine and beer and of course, patrons can enjoy their famous date shakes all year round. “Many of our customers have been ordering dates from us for over thirty years,” said Sharyn Seitz. “Our new product line gives our loyal customers another way to enjoy their favorite treats.” Sphinx Date Co. (formerly Sphinx Date Ranch) has been an Arizona institution for over 60 years by offering the freshest locally-sourced dates and edible gifts, with a traditional family approach. Today, they honor the rich heritage by introducing a fresh collection of time-honored farm and artisan sourced products to the newly curated Arizona pantry. The collection includes farm-direct, hand sorted Medjool dates in gift tins and trays, dried fruit and nuts gifts, locally-crafted pantry goods, Arizona wines and craft beer. Take a break on our patio and enjoy a famed Date Milkshakes! For more information or to order online visit www.sphinxdateco.com.