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Even when I was little,I wasn't much of a candy eater.Once I found Gummy Bears in one of my goody bags from a friend's party that I had just returned from. The "bears" were figure sized and were so cute. I took them out at once and started playing with them all on my toy town,and had them interracting with my "little people". When my dad saw me playing with them,he told me that I was playing with my food. I guess I was pretty devestated when I learned that those bears were MEANT to be eaten. Maybe that's why I never ate them afterwards,and I still don't know what became of them.
When i was young, i was fairly deprived.
When I first was given choolate, at 3 y.o, I used the squares as building blocks!
I used the thing that Cadbury's Eater Creme Eggs had real egg inside. I was well into my teens before I could bring myself to try one.
I used to honestly think that Smarties were medicine.
i thought cotton candy was made out of cotton
My niece used to call Nerds candies "Nerts" because she didn't want to hurt their feelings by calling them Nerds.
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.
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
When I was about 6 years old I use to think that if a cookie crumbled all the flavor would escape.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
when i was 4 or 5 i used to think neon sour gummy worms were real because they always twisted and turned
I used to believe that if you licked ice-cream, it would never finish.
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.
i used to believe that chocolate would go mouldy if you didn't eat it quick enough