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That because Gerber Baby Food had a baby on it real babies were put in there. Thanks a lot cousin!
I love beef and broccoli and as a kid to get me to eat it all my mother told me that the white things in it were white carrot slices. In the first few months of dating my now wife I mentioned that there were not a lot of white carrots in a particular beef and broccoli dish, after much laughter she told me they were bamboo shoots not white carrots.
I used to believe that eating chicken skin will give me nightmares.
When my sister and I were very little, my mother wanted to emphasize to us that you do no chew and swallow hard candies because she didn't want us choking. So she called them "suck-ons". Unfortunately, she never bothered to tell us later in life that NO ONE ELSE calls them this. To this day (I'm 24) I have to still retrain my conditioned brain to remember that they are "hard candies" and not "suck-ons".
I was about 16 years old before I saw a real live tuna fish. Until then I believed they were about the size of bait fish, and that they were peeled with tweezers. Hence, the small can!!
One summer while on a long road trip (Minnesota to Florida) with my family, my Dad bought a bunch of beef jerky as snacks. I was really bored and 14 years old, and I convinced my 6 year old sister that jerky was tree bark. My then 13 year old brother continued the joke, and my little sister spent the better part of 2 weeks trying to rip bark off of trees in florida. She stopped eventually after we (my parents included) told her that it was only certain kinds of trees that had the right bark. It took another 2 or 3 years for her to figure out the truth.
My aunty Julie told me when I was young that Tartare sauce was made out of turtles, My Sister , Brother and I all believed this till we were in our late teens, not finding out till I mentioned it at a resturant to my boyfriend who was having on fish! I got upset with him and said he shouldn't eat it because they killed baby turtles............obviously he preceded to laugh at me and explain they were Gherkins!
When I was younger, I used to think that Original flavored chips were Onion flavored. I was such a good reader.
Aswell as believeing that my toys came to life when I wasn't looking, I also thought the fruit and veg in the fridge did too so I always used to yank the door open quickly to catch them, or I'd spend ages looking in the fridge with the door only slightly open hoping to trick them into coming alive.
I used to believe that chocolate chips were ships dipped in chocolate. But now I don't.
Remember "I can't believe it's not butter?" I used to believe it was this big scam done by the CIA just to trick people into thinking that this stuff WASN'T butter - but really, they were all just being tricked into eating more butter.
I thought the tapioca bits in tapioca pudding were fish eyes until I was twelve.
My mom encouraged this belief so I wouldn't eat her pudding.
I never called the Chef Boyardee pasta things by the actual names. Beefaroni were tubes, lasagna was twists, spaghetti was squigglys, and the Ravioli was squares.
I always thought that "grilled" cheese sandwiches were called "girl" cheese sandwiches. I once asked my Mom (I was about 6 years old) why they weren't called "boy" cheese sandwiches. I'm in my 30's now and I think my Mom is still laughing about "boy" cheese sandwiches!
I used to think Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima were a married couple.
My roommate who recently turned 23 admitted to me that she used to think capers were animals... you know, like anchovies...
somehow this conversation popped up about how senor citizens get discounts at restaurants. well I asked my mom what a senor discount was and she told me that "older people" get food for cheaper because they're retired. So I thought the older you are the cheaper food was at a restaurant.
Well when I went to a buffet my mom told me them I was 4 so I would get in cheaper. I really was 4, but I told them I was 7. She asked me why I would lie about my age, and I replied "dont i get a discount because im retarded?"
I used to think Rice Crispies cereal was made by taking all the marshmallows out of a rice crispie treat instead of the other way around.
When I was three I once said to my parents during dinner "You know what's weird? Chicken the animal and chicken the food have the same name." My mom just said "You're right sweetie, that is weird." I don't know when I finally realized the truth, but I've been a vegetarian for ten years now.
I am the only girl (now a woman) between two brothers. I was once told by my older brother that flies were raisins with wings. Believing him, I would chase flies whenever I saw them, try to catch them, and eat them! Fortunately, I was too young to be coordinated enough to actually catch flies.