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When I was a kid my Dad used to tell me that in order to get wheat bread that darker color it was made with crushed up bugs along with the wheat....I didnt eat wheat bread for years until I learned how it was really made.
I used to believe that made from scratch meant that the baker would scratch a cutting board with their fingernail and little bits of white powder would appear. This was where the flour came from to make something from scratch. No wonder bread "made from scratch" were revered!
When I was little, my parents told me if i ate my fish sticks, I would become invisible.
When I was younger I used to believe that broccoli was tiny trees that little elves cut down. Because of that it was my favorite food. I wanted the little elves to always have a job. Even now knowing broccoli is just a veggie grown its still my favorite. I am definitely going to tell my kids that they are still tiny trees :)
I used to believe that you put butter on things to cool them down. It never occurred to me that it was for flavor until I was almost a teenager.
Naturally, growing up in Massachusetts, all of my family had Boston accents. One night, after asking what we were having for dinner, my mother responded "chicken parm". Without the letter "r" it sounded like "chicken palm". I believed that one of my favorite foods was the palm of a chicken.
my mom always told me that cucumbers had gas in them and thats what made you burp so to get the gas out she cut the ends off and rubbed the end on the rest of the cucumber. i believed this worked until i was married...
I thought that McDonalds were built over underground ketchup deposits, and the little ketchup pumps went underground.
Ever since I was 8, i never ate chili because i thought it ws cold.
I used to believe waffles were honey combs and thats why you would pour honey on it
When I was a kid, I used to believe that a grilled cheese sandwich was actually called a "girl cheese" and that only girls could eat them. I used to get mad at my two older brothers because only me and my two sisters were allowed to eat them and they would have to choose something else.
When my cousin and I were elementary school age, she tried to convince me to stop eating McDonalds chicken nuggets because they were made out of pumpkin guts. I'm not really sure what pumpkin guts even are, but the thought of it scared me from chicken nuggets for a while.
I used to believe that there were people who wanted to steal my food, because I was only ever told that there were "people in the world who wanted my food" when I didn't finish all of it, but I was never told why.
I believed that desserted buildings were full of desserts. Cute little plated pieces of pie Just sitting all over the floor of the building.
When I was younger, I was convinced that sprinkles (the colored candy put on ice cream and cookies) came from sprinklers.
I believed that the ice cream truck was actually a music man who sold cassette tapes because that is what my parents told me in order to not have to buy me icecream everytime it came.
I always thought that cereal characters were all real people. So I thought serial killers were people that went around killing Captain Crunch and Tony the Tiger.
i used to think brussels sprouts were tiny baby heads of lettuce
Around the age of 4, after watching my family sprinkle salt on their food for almost every meal, I came to the conclusion that salt cooled your food down for you. It took a while for my mom to realize why I would pour heaps of salt on my food then sit back and wait.
I was about 3 years old and asked my mum one day "are chips a type of fish". She wasn't listening to me and just said yes. I went for ages believing that chips swam around in the sea.