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My father told me tapioca was frog eggs in pudding. I still can't eat it!
My grandpop had a saying that eating raw radishes would "put hair on your chest" I of course took that literally, and thought for ages that I would grow hair on my chest if I ate a raw radish- now wanted since I'm a girl! up until I was in my 20s and someone explained the expression to me.
I used to think that artichokes were animals because my mother said we were eating artichoke hearts.
I used to believe a pickle was a smaller version of the cucumber.
when i was little i thought crunchy peanut butter had bones in it. i would constantly tell my parents i didnt like bones in my peanut butter.
My Grandma told me when I was little that if I ate too much grating cheese my nose would fall off. I believed her, for probably longer than I should have, because grandma would never lie to me! :)
Used to wonder why a hamburger is called that if it doesn't have any ham...
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.