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When I was little, my parents would take me to Dairy Queen as a special treat. I would look at the pictures of the sundaes and other fancy treats and want one. My mother told me that those were just pictures to look at, that Dairy Queen really only sold ice cream cone. Sad thing is, I actually believed her for years. When I saw other people with sundaes, she told me that at Dairy Queen the sundaes were made with broccoli and spinach and that they were nasty and I wouldn't like them. I believed her for several years. Would my mom lie to me?
When I was little, we visited a neighbor and I was checking out the Sweet & Low packets on the table. Mom told me not to touch those. Why? "Because they cause cancer."
I assumed this was the actual purpose of Sweet & Low, like it was some kind of suicide pill. Needless to say, I thought the neighbors were pretty scary for keeping cancer poison attractively displayed right on the table.
My Mom wouldn't let me have Nerds candy when I was a kid because it would get stuck in the carpet. I didn't know this though and thought anything my parents wouldn't let me do was sinful or wrong in some way. For the longest time I believed Nerds were immoral to eat and I always wondered what kind of bad parents my friends must have if they ate them.
When I was younger, my older cousins tricked me into believing that you can make ice cream by turning a "big wheel" tricycle upside down, spinning the big wheel, and yelling "ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM!". Very odd indeed.
I used to think Smarties would really make you smart, so I would eat them all the time, only to find out they just gave me tooth aches.
My farther told my brother and i that when you eat a doughnut (the kind with loads of sugar on) you wern't aloud to lick your lips or fingers untill you where finished! he would then delight it watching us try accomplish this!
(it's even harder than it sounds)
When I was about five or six years old, my mom was baking something in the kitchen that used sugar. I asked for some sugar so I could eat it, and she explained that if you eat plain sugar, you'll get worms in your stomach. I believed this for many years, probably until I was at least 11 or 12.
I used to believe that, like the commercial, if I squeezed a handful of peanuts, they would turn into a Snickers Bar.
Chocolate cake has chocolate in it. Carrot cake contains carrot. At a birthday party, I was really enjoying a slice of cake and asked the birthday child's mother what sort of cake it was. She said "sponge cake". I didn't eat the rest. I didn't know whether it was made from sea sponges or kitchen sponges, but neither seemed very appetising.
I use to think that Now and Laters were called Nomalaters up until just recently, like last week and I'm 22!!!!!
I used to believe that those little coloured tablets included with Easter egg dying kits were candy, so for several years in a row I ate them and never figrued out that they were the dyes for the eggs! My mother finally discovered my mistake when she saw that my mouth and lips were deep blue one year! Ever try to get that stuff off? The neighborhood must have heard my howls as mom scrubbed like crazy!
i was always a bright child, really smart and polite, and i dont remember when it started, but my parents began to tell me that the candies Smarties were made of kids when they got to smart. And the lollypops Dumdums were made out of stupid kids. That scared me for a while because i knew i was smart
UP UNTIL I WAS 5 OR 6 I DID NOT KNOW WHAT COTTON CANDY WAS-UNTIL MY GRANDPARENTS TOOK ME AND MY SISTER TO THE STATE FAIR AND I WOULD NOT EAT IT BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS HAIR. I LITERALLY WANT TO VOMIT ON THE THOUGHT OF HAIR IN MY FOOD OR DRINK. ON THEIR URGING THAT IT WAS CANDY I TRIED FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO GET ME TO TRY IT. I LOVE IT. I AM NOW 34.
I used to think that inside a cadbury egg was a real egg, except it had chocolate instead of a shell. I was always afraid to eat one, because my mom had always said not to eat anything with raw egg in it.
When I was about eight I asked my older cousin if I could have some of his candy (called Toffifay). He said, "No, it's only for adults." I didn't realize that nothing stood in my way to buy it myself for years. Come to think of it my cousin isn't that much older than me.
when i was young my grandfather told me if i planted some jellybeans i had gotten for easter, they would grow
well i did and the next time we came over to visit there was a little plant with jelly beans hanging off of it
we even took a picture
a few years ago he told me how he had pulled this off, by sewing jelly beans to a tomato plant
i sure thought it was real
My grandparents lived on the coast and there was a small island on the horizon. My Poppa used to tell us it was covered in trees that grew lollies and the trunks were made out of chocolate. If we were really, really good, one day we'd take a trip out there. I absolutely believed that little tale for years! It makes me smile to think about it...
When I was 5 or 6 my brother told me that Raisenetts (chocolate covered raisens) were actually chocolate covered flys. Still to this day I can not eat them or any raisens.
My dad used to tell me that Hostess Snowballs were only for adults. I believed him for many years
I used to believe that vanilla wasn't a flavor. It just didn't have chocolate in it!