same here. It is sweet alright, but also has a creamy and nutty flavor profile which most other varieties don’t have. Most other dates are pure syrup and may be cloying in sweetness.
to my taste, most other dates are better when harvested half-ripe, while still crisp or partly crisp, but already sweet.
here in vegas, the deglets have come across bear relatively bland fruits. Could be a weather-related issue, or lack of pollination, or both.
incidentally, its cousin-- Phoenix canariensis bears sweet fruits here.
It is the poor man’s deglet, practically identical to deglets in flavor, texture, and taste, but the pulp is too thin for most people.