So she will purchase the very best dried fruits and nuts for her Diwali treats, whether they’re shared with family or made for friends. Some Diwali treats are sweet, others are savory. Although ladus would have been more traditional travel rations, they wouldn't have held their shape in our long international journeys. A date log was easier to make and carry, and many such logs survived airport security screenings. I started making the date log in the early years of my marriage, while celebrating Diwali in the US away from family.