There were so many guesses about the two picture in my What Could It Be post. Here are the suggestions and the answers.
Is picture 1 meat? Could it be shredded chicken or duck. Or shredded cheese?
The first picture is Halawa Shaar, a finely shredded Halawa or Helva. The main ingredient in Halawa and many varieties of Helva is sesame seeds. If you've ever eaten hummus or baba ghanoush, both dishes derive a lot flavor from sesame tahini.
What about picture 2? A vegetable, red peppers? A prepackaged curry? Squash? I really enjoyed the suggestion that this package contains Lil Smokies. I had votes this might also be cactus, sun dried tomatoes or gogi berries.
Congratulations to Jon for knowing that these are dates. In fact they are dates stuffed with almonds. I don't have a picture because the dates are so sticky. They taste delicious and the protein from the almond is a great bonus. You can buy dates here with the pits still in them. The almonds can look a lot like the pits and honestly I don't know how you tell from the packaging if the dates are pitted and stuffed with almonds or not. In fact I was given another pack of dates today. The dates may be packed in honey but I won't know until I try one.
Over the lips and passed the gums, look out stomach here it comes.