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I used to think that cotton candy was made from actual cotton so I never wanted to try it
I used to be intrigued by those packets of FisherMan's Friend throat lozenges. I was determined to one day buy some when I went to the sweet shop but was scared to death that the shop assistant would refuse to sell them to me because I wasn't a fisherman! So I concocted a story in my head that my grandad was a fisherman and went to the shop in a big wooly jumper so i'd look the part. Bought them no probs but promtly threw up on first taste. Never bought them since!
I used to believe that red and orange colored candies (i.e. Skittles, M&Ms, Smarties, Gummy Bears) belonged together. The yellow ones were dissatisfied with their green partners, and were always trying to hook up with the oranges. The reds could stand up for themselves, but sometimes the blues would lend a hand.
Accordingly, I never ate orange and yellow candies together. I still don't--it's that hard for me to shake.
I thought you could get toffee from mixing tea and coffee.
When I was a little kid, my grandma used to always wear this white shirt with colorful buttons on it. I was convinced that the buttons were actually M&M's. I remember always asking her why there were M&M's on her shirt. lol.
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?
Well, I began reading when I was little, and I was anemic, so I had to eat food that was high in iron and protein. One day, my parents gave me a pack of M&M's as a treat. I was reading the nutrition facts. When I saw that the M&M's had 2 grams of protein, I jumped in my seat and said "M&M'S HAVE PROTEIN! THEY'RE HEALTHY FOOD!" Then I was at my grandma's house, where she was going to make a "healthy dinner". When I got my plate full of steamed carrots and broccoli, I asked innocently "Where are the M&M's?"
The lollypop man's job was to give children lollypops.
How disappointed I was when I met one. :D
In the late 1970s, the chocolate/hazelnut candy "Toffifay" had an advertisement that claimed it was "too good for kids." I thought that meant it was *illegal* for kids to buy it, and I didn't get up the courage until I was 18 - a legal adult!
I used to believe that Marshmellows grew on trees. In Hawaii no less. I was determined to move to Hawaii and own a marshmellow grove.
I used to believe that LifeSavers candy REALLY saved lives! I thought when you were sick or hurt all you had to do was eat a LifeSaver and everything would be okay!
Up until I was about 7 or 8, I would never eat chocolate with peppermint in, because on the chocolate rappers they'd always have pictures of the mint leaves, and I was always taught that eating plant leaves was dangerous or deadly.
When I was about 7, I thought that Reese's cups were cups belonging to Reese Witherspoon. I wondered why Reese would drink out of chocolate and peanut butter. I also wondered why stores sold them for so cheap if they belonged to a movie star.
One day while finishing up in the barn, my two children (ages 4 and 6) wouldn't stop pesting for candy. The candy acutally belonged to a fellow barnmate and was there for her to feed her horse. I told my children that the candy was horse candy and that if they ate it they would turn into horses. We were halfway home from the barn when both brokedown into tears and said they were feeling really "funny". They proceeded to tell me that they had each taken a piece of the candy without me knowing and eaten it. They both thought for sure they were beginning to grow hooves, fur, a tail and ears.
When my (twin) sister and I were like 5, we went to a day camp where they had us make cookies out of playdough and put them in the oven. While we were eating snack they’d switch them for matching real cookies and bam - magic! My sister really wanted to try this at home so Mom entrusted me with the secret of the magic playdough cookies. I got to help her make the real cookies and pull off the switcheroo, and I considered it of the utmost importance that my sister never find out the secret. Well a few years passed and she still believed it - she was reminiscing and I couldn’t stand taking part in this insidious lie anymore. I took her aside and broke the news. She was furious.
When I was young I thought that York Peppermint Patties were illegal drugs.
When I was about 10, I told my very gullible friend that I knew where Mars Bars REALLY came from. I told her that my other friend's mum visited Mars frequently and brought down parts of it and sold them off as chocolate. I THINK she believed me ....
I used to think you could only eat sundaes on sunday.
I used to believe that everyone had a "sweet tooth" meaning there was really a tooth in your mouth that tasted like candy. I was disappionted to find that none of my teeth tasted like candy.
when i was 3, i my mother always told me to eat my greens, meaning vegitables, because they're good for you. One day a lady asked me if i wanted a gummy bear.i said," Sure just make sure i have a green one because they're good for you."