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my dad used to tell me that the meat park of a steak was poisonus for children under the age of 10 to eat and he had to eat that whilst we had to eat the less dangerous white parts i.e. the fat!
My uncle convinced me that if you ate octopus, the suckers on the tentacles would suck your tongue out
My Wifes dad used to tell her that if she ate the dark lumpy bits in the instant gravy she would die!!
when i was young my mum used to refrain us from drinking fizzy drinks so she said that if we drank too much we would become a bubble and POP! she made my twin sis cry!!
We used to call pimento loaf (the one with the green olives in it), "hognose meat". I am not sure why, perhaps the cross-sections of the olives looked like a hog nose, I donno... But anyway, I used to believe that it was really made of hog noses. And now that I know what can actually go into processed meat, I am not so sure I was wrong...
my dad told me that the white stuff on oranges was deadly, and made me peel it all off, everytime i ate one. it took me hours to munch one, sometimes days if it was a jaffa.
I used to believe that the crunchy things in the fillings of Fig Newtons were actually hornets eggs...ever since then I can't eat them.
My Dad convinced us that the round part at the top of a chop was poisonous, and that the best bit was the long streaky bit of fat down the side. He always made sure to get rid of the posionous bit for us 4 kids........
When I was at school, me and all my friends believed that the green bits in crisps were highjly poisonous and the black bits gave you cancer. Not only that but my Mum also told me that if you get a ball of flavouring inside a pack of wotsits and eat it, you'll die!
I believed this for years, and still cant eat crisps, and I'm 30!
I believed that the inside of a tomato was a small, living creature and I flatly refused to eat that bit.
I used to believe that Marmite was made of ants...
All children my age used to believe that if you ate POP ROCKS and drank a soda, your stomach would explode!
My brother told me that if you eat the white bits of pith left when you peel oranges and satsumas, you will die. Even now, it takes me ages to eat an orange as I have to be sure there are no killer white bits.
I used to eat doggy chocs until my older brother told me that if I did I would have puppies.
My mate used to believe that the lids of yoghurt pots were poisonous, and to this day won't ever lick one.
i ised to love tomatoes until someone told me they turn your ears red I still can't eat a tomato today and I'm in my late twenties
| believed that liver and brussel sprouts were evil.
I'm OK with liver now, but brussel sprouts...
my brother told me rice crispies were really fish eggs we gave to the goldfish. I never ate rice crispies.
If you don't eat Potato Croquettes in under 1 minute they explode.
My friend's mum told him that raw peppers from the chopping board were poisonous and needed to be cooked before he could eat them. He believed this 'til he was 20 and I explained that I would not get ill after stealing the raw peppers from his curry ingredients.