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When I was in 3rd grade, I used to believe that M&M's took away headaches.

enid
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When I was little (about 20 years ago), halloween wasn't a very big deal where I live in England, so I was very excited when i was invited to go collecting "candy" with a friend on the American army base nearby. Apparently I embarrassed her because I didn't know any of the american words, like jackolantern or candy. All night I was knocking on doors demanding "treacle treat" and then crying when I got neither treacle or candy (which i pictured as some sort of sugary sticks wrapped in american flags!), but normal sweets and chocolate.

still looking for candy
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When I was little I use to believe that the clouds were made of marshmellows. So I also thought that was where mashmellows came from.So I use to take all the pots and pans in my house outside when I rained to see if I could catch any. Needless to say, I was dissapointed. I went on believeing this till I was 8 and the new neighbors asked why we put pots outside.

Anon
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When I was 7, my mom's friend asked me if I had a sweet tooth. I told her to "wiat a minute, let me check". Then I proceeded to "taste" each of my teeth. There must have been a piece of watermelon candy stuck in a back molar because I said "yep, and it tastes like watermelon".

Angela V.
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my dad told me when i was little that lifesavers grew on a certain tree. whenever we went by it he would pretend to pick some off and give them to us. A couple years later i realised that he was just taking them from his pocket. that was a sad day.

Anon
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Whe I first bought my own packet of 'smarties' I thought that the orange ones were a new addition. The reaseon for this is that I had grown up, never having tasted an orange smartie as my mum used to take them aout and eat them before giving the sweets to me and my sister!

BountyHunter
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My uncle told me and my sister that when you break Crunchie bars the bits that fly out were champagne. I use to spend all my pocket money trying to recreate this and failing. I'm sure he had Cadbury shares.

Ash Thomas
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I used to think that "Heath" chocolate toffee bars were actually "Health" bars. i didn't actually try one until i was about 16 and realized that they weren't healthy in the least bit!

Alee
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I thought peppermints were made with peppers.

Lucy
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I used to believe that the movie "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" was a true story about the Hershey chocolate company and I wanted to go there and swim in their chocolate milk river

Anna
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I was told that those little aniseed balls that are too hard to crunch, and you need to suck, made your teeth go black. the whole family was in on it, aunts, grandparents, parents. Even when I checked my teeth and they werent black, I was still told they were AND I BELIEVED IT!! And the only way to clean the black off your teeth was to eat a raw carrot!

Kylie
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I used to believe that chocolative laxative was actual chocolate. When my mom recieved some EX-LAX for a gag gift for one of her birthdays when I was about 10... I had 18 pieces of 24 that were in the box.... cause I wanted to save the rest for my mom.... Let's just say I didn't feel too great the next day.

Toni
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My Sister Polly Used To Bevile That If You Ate Chocolate Chip Cookies You Would Shrink.
She Watched Alice In Wonderland.
So She Belivie That.
When I Asked My Sister She Sied "I Don't Want To Shrink"

Alice
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I thought that Devil's food cake was invented by Satanists!

Dietrich Corby
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When I was about four years old, my family went to a theatrical show for children. I remember my father getting up and going out into the lobby, and then coming back with a stick of cotton candy for me. I became very upset and refused to eat it. I thought it was made from the "dust bunnies" that form under one's bed.

Katherine
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Does anybody remember that Skittles ad where the farmer planted Skittles candies in the ground and a rainbow grew out of it? I can tell you by experience that it doesn't work.

Liva
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I used to beleive my grandad was the only person in the world to have special chocolates made just for him. When I was small my grandad always used to tell me he had a secret. Then from under his chair he would get out a box of chocolate Matchmakers and give me one. I spent countless years in confectionary shops and numerous supermarkets searching for 'secrets', thinking that these were made specially for my grandad because I could never find them and nobody else had heard of them. I discovered when my mum bought me some for Christmas, that these things were actually called Matchmakers. This was when I was in my early twneties!!

DM
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I thought that the Chewit wrappers were different flavours as they were different colours like the sweets

Helen
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I always thought that smarties made you smart, so if the teacher gave themp to us at school, I'd eat them quickly so I did good in case we had a pop quiz. I actually still belive it today.

Smart!
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My friend used to believe that eating smarties would make you smarter and one day she was eating them at school and since we weren't allowed to eat candy in school the teacher told her to stop eating them. She replied "But they make me smart"

Anon
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