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When I was 6, a fellow classmate told me that the tapioca in pudding was frog eyeballs. I didn't eat tapioca pudding for a long time.
When I was young, I thought that rice was actually ants eggs! Didn't stop me from eating it though (: -@
I used to be believe that white sugar was made from ground up bones
when i was in grade school i used to belive the lunch ladys made the ham and meat out of naugty chilldren. and the maionas was umm, how should i put this, they thought it was spurm.
As children, my younger brother loved Glossetts Chocolate Covered Raisins. One day, on a bush picnic, my older brother and I (we were 5 years older), told our younger brother we had found a trail of Chocolate Covered Raisins. Our eager 3 year old brother ran through the forest and on the snow found a trail of ... you guessed it - rabbit feces. He quickly figured it out after his first sample. We still laugh about it to this day!
When I was five, the woman who cut my hair told me that if I wanted to make my hair grow faster, all I had to do was eat liver and spinach.
I was in college by the time I was able to shake my mother's notion that liver was not actually my favorite food, or anywhere close to it, and that I'd only choked it down because I thought I'd have Rapunzel hair.
Spinach, though, I wound up liking.
When we both were young, I told my little sister that dirt tasted like chocolate Quik, the stuff you make chocolate milk with. She ate a whole handful before realizing her mistake.
I used to tell my sister that beets were giant beetle hearts, thats why it was red. Then I would eat it and front of her. To this day, she can't eat beets.
I used to think that sno-cones were made of snow, so my friends and I would "make" our own by scooping snow off the street and eating it (and the worst part is, it was New York City snow... not exactly the best snow for eating).
I remember when I was just starting to read, my mom put prank labels on the jars that were always around the kitchen. The jar of tapioca had a label saying "Fish eyes" on it. Imagine my suprise when I saw that what I thought were kidney beans were labeled "Lizard tongues"! It took me a few months to figure it out...
I never knew what meat really was until my mother told me its made by dead animals. I was shocked but decided that it didnt matter because everybody else ate it. A few days later my mom had a friend over, and asked for the 'butt' of the bread. I then realized that bread was an animal too and people didnt like the end peices because it was made from animals' rear ends.
I used to gag when I ate english muffins because the holes in the bread looked like nostrils.
My son is 24 and will still not eat raisins. Why? When he was little he thought they were mushed up dead flies!
My Grandfather told me that oysters were in fact old fisherman's spit. What it was that when they were fishing they use to spit over the side of their boat, it sank to the bottom and fell into shells. I didn't like them until I was about 18 years old.
I used to think that the yellow in store-bought eggs was really a baby chick that didn't hatch. To this day I can only eat them scrambled.
I used to believe that Chapstick tasted the way it smelled. So, I used to eat the chapstick, especially the strawberry-smelling kind, and once at camp I had some that was mint-flavored. So I told my friend my chapstick theory, and then I took a bite out of the chapstick...I immediately learned that my theory was really really wrong, and I never made that mistake again.
When i was younger, i used to believe that Yams (the vegtable) were actually an insect like a grub or caterpilla. I refused to eat them as i thought they were a bug, i was around 10 when i fineally realised they were a vegetable after seeing them uncooked at the supermarket.
i remember thinking that scrambled eggs were actually baby chicks that had been chopped up and stirred to be scrambled eggs (they were the same color!). I couldn't figure out how chickens could sometimes hatch eggs that were food, and sometimes hatch eggs that were chicks.
For some strange reason, I used to believe that whale meat actually was human meat. Once, when I was about six years old, I was invited to dinner at a friend and they had whale for dinner. When her parents asked me if I enjoyed my food I said: "No! I don't eat human flesh!"
One day when I was in kindergarten, someone brought "worms in dirt" (crushed Oreos and gummi worms) as a snack for the class. Despite the teacher's repeated insistence to the contrary, I remained convinced that the dirt and worms were real. The teacher eventually had to bring me a different snack from somewhere else in the building because I refused to eat the worms and dirt. Nobody else in the class had this problem.