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My mother and I were once shopping at an Aisan food store. There are foods such as pig tounge and pig blood. I asked my mom why were there so much pig food and she said that you could eat any part of the pig, because the entire pig was edible. I thought this was disgusting and I also thought that if you ate any part of the pigs besides the regular meat, you'd either turn into a pig, or get extremeley sick. When I saw people buying the pig tounge and bood, I'd run away from them!
I used to believe that the icing on packaged oatmeal cookies was old people's spit. I don't know where I got that one from!
my stepbrother once told me that ketchup was made out of blood, and I didn't touch it until I was about 7 (when I could read good & proper)
When I was a wee lass my Auntie would often call Brazil Nuts - nigger toes. Now, I must explain...she was born in the late 1800's and my father was born in 1913 so maybe that explains the term, I really don't know. They were certainly NOT prejudiced people and were respectful of everyone. When I was very young, I had this terrible feeling that people with black skin had their toes removed and it upset me to no end. I suppose I was about 5/6 when it was explained to me where the expression came from and why. I can't imagine anyone using this expression today I am in my 52nd year, have never used the term and just can't imagine using it.
When i was young, we would visit my grandparents in west texas. My gr-pa would buy tamales off the back of a truck from a mexican woman. He would tell me they were "cat tamales" and if i looked in the back of her truck i would see the cat heads rolling around. He would make a "meow" sound when someone bit into one of the tamales. (of course later, my grandfather and grandmother told me that was a joke and in fact the lady made some of the best tamales in town) lol
When I was little, my older sister would tell my twin sister and I that when people made hotdogs, they just took a meat grinder, put it in an alley and took the remains of all dead animals and stuffed them in. She also said that rats and raccoons would come down the alley way and crawl into the blenders and the hotdog making people would leave them in. She doesn't remember telling us, but I think she was just trying to get us to stop eating meat because she's a vegetarian herself. We still ate hotdogs after she told us though...
when i was little and went grocery shopping with my mother i remember her putting frozen vegetables into the shopping cart, and was grossly appalled that we actually had to pay for such horrible things!
When I was litte, I was eating a banana when a family friend told me the little brown "seeds" inside were actually spider eggs. I didn't eat bananas for years.
When I was little, I asked my father why there are holes in Swiss cheese. He explained that it was because of the rats, chewing their way through. I inspected every peice of cheese after that, for evidence of the 'rats'.
As a youngster, my older brother told me that polish sausage was really the bull's genitals.
I used to believe that the black dots in crab paste were their little eyeballs - I still can't eat it and I'm 34!
I used to believe that tapioca pudding had fish eyes in it! EEEWWWWW!
My little brother saw bagels in the supermarket and asked me what they were. I told him bagels were insects that lived in your hair, like cooties. They were made by grooming the hair of little boys like him, and puffing the bagels up in an oven like popcorn. He believed me for ages! He actually used to make me go through his hair looking for bagels, and I'd find a bit of dirt or something and say I'd just squashed a bagel for him!
I wouldn't eat brown bread as a child because for some reason I thought it was dirty and therefore boys bread. I belive that came from the old saying little girls are made of surgar and spice and little boys are made of puppy dog tails and snails. Thus snails crawl on the ground I guess making them dirty
When i was about 6, my older sister by 7 years made be believe, through a very well performed acted out statement that hot dogs inteed were made of hundreds of little worms that would be cut up and "mulched" into the meat thats inside a hot dog.
When I was little my father told me that tapioca pudding had fish eyes in it. I believed him since the jelly substance resembled that of fish eyes. Today, I still can't eat tapioca pudding.
I used to believe the yolk part of the egg was the blood of the baby chicken. I did not eat eggs for the longest time.
When we were small, my Dad, who loved to use pepper on his food, would tell us that it grew hair on your chest. He had plenty, so there was good reason to believe him. Sometimes to torment us, he would shake a little on our food. We would cry, try to scrape it off and not eat it. To this day, I rarely use pepper on any food...nor does my sister!!!
I used to believe (up until a couple of months ago) that when you broke an egg open the white chunk in between the yolk and the white was chicken sperm. My dad told me that story and I believed it until my husband told me it wasn't true.
When I was about seven, my best friend told me she found a long white worm in spam, canned meat.I am 44 tears old and still won't eat spam!!!!!!!!