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I used to honestly think that Smarties were medicine.

Anon
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i thought cotton candy was made out of cotton

Anon
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My niece used to call Nerds candies "Nerts" because she didn't want to hurt their feelings by calling them Nerds.

Mojo!
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I remember watching Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom as a kid, probably about 6 or 7 years old, and they said that the elephants were making people unhappy by destroying "mangroves". I had no idea what those were, so I thought they were saying "Meringue Groves", and therefore I thought that somehow meringue was harvested from African trees that elephants liked to eat.

Wil
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When I was about 6 years old I use to think that if a cookie crumbled all the flavor would escape.

Arilinia
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when my mom used to tell me someone had a sweet tooth, i thought it was like an actual tooth in the back of your mouth, and only certain people were born with that extra tooth. I was jealous of people with "sweet tooths" because I wanted an extra tooth in my mouth too.

K8y
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One christmas, when i was about 6, I received a box of turkish delight and my Mum, as a joke, told me that it was only for adults, so I gave it all to her. I continued to give her the turkish delight out of my selection box every Christmas that I got some, i always wondered why she seemed so surprised! This also meant that i never tasted turkish delight until i was about 12.

Princess Buttercup
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When I was a little girl my dad used to go to Baskin Robbins (an ice-cream shoppe with 31 different flavors!) every weekend. Before he would go he would always ask me what ice-cream flavor I wanted and if I wanted whipped cream, nuts, hot fudge and a cherry. I never went with him to get the ice-cream-- and so, when my childlike mind pictured this ice-cream shoppe, I believed it to be a huge factory... much like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. And, there were buttons that you could push for each option. "Press 1 for chocolate, Press 2 for vanilla, etc." Then, you'd stand at the end of a conveyer belt and wait for your "creation" to pop out at the end. Then, one day he asked if I wanted to come with him. I was so excited to see the ice-cream factory! Much to my surprise Baskin Robbins looked much like our neighborhood Dairy Queen. I was very disapointed.

Lauren
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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

Rachel Age 12
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When I was younger, my cousin had told me that if you eat candy, you would grow monsters in your teeth. Of course he was talking about cavities. It still made me cry and had me nervous, but that never stopped me from my sweetie desires.

Gerry
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Our local Ice Cream shop:
I believed chocolate ice cream was made at the end of the day by combining the left over ice cream that people didn't finish during the day. They poured chocolate syrup into a large vat of leftover ice cream, froze it again, then served it to their customers the next day as Chocolate Ice Cream.

My older brother told me this when I was about 5. Even though I learned it wasn't true while I was still young, to this day (as grown and totally logical woman) I STILL don't order chocolate ice cream.

Anon
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This is a take different take on the common belief about gushers.

When I was three, I was smart enough to know that gushers don't really turn your head into fruit. I ate them and nothing happened. However, once, in first grade, someone brought in gushers. One kid wondered if gushers really turned your head into fruit. I told him I ate them when I was three and nothing happened. Then that kid said that you have to be older like the kids in the commercials for it to work!

Anon
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when i was 4 or 5 i used to think neon sour gummy worms were real because they always twisted and turned

HUGBUG09
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I used to believe that if you licked ice-cream, it would never finish.

Anon
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I used to think that people got fat because they ate M&Ms and Skittles and at that time I believed that candies that were that shape had little creatures inside them, and when you eat the candy they go in your stomach and build walls of fat.

Anon
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I thought that if you ate too much blueberries, you would blow up and turn into a blueberry, like in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Anon
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i used to believe that chocolate would go mouldy if you didn't eat it quick enough

abi
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When we were little and wanted to eat candy first thing in the morning - especially around holidays when there were a lot more sweets in the house - my mother alwasy told us that if we ate candy before breakfast we'd get WORMS!!

Dennis, MN USA
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I usd to believe that when vanilla ice cream got stale the store sent the big carton back to the factory where it was turned into chocolate ice cream and sold back to the store. I thought I was not allowed to eat chocolate ice cream because that was how it was made.

Anon
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I believed that if you put something in a candy container, it became candy. Upon finding a empty Tic Tac bottle on the ground I filled it with dirt. I gave it to my little sister telling her it was candy. She ate it, but told me that it still tasted like dirt. I was dissapointed.

Melissa
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