Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9213 comments on the GoErie.com story from Dec 7, 2007, titled Why do I often crave eating clay?. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Q I have a habit that I have developed off and on for the past two years. I love the taste of clay.

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Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#6617 Sep 28, 2013
UK CLAY wrote:
Anyone know of anymore clay dealers, soul Sista seems to be ghost
LOL @U.K.CLAY I'm glad I'm not the only one feel the same way.I am also on a search for a new clay dealer with superior customer service.
SA ex eater

Ashburn, VA

#6618 Sep 28, 2013
My clq askd me if i eat clay.....she tld me she duz n is craving 4 sum...she said me it helps her relax whn stressed.wow!i ws soooo surprised i neva thot dat of her....i askd her 2 bring me d kind she eats so i cn get 2 taste.i havnt touched it 4 sum tym nw n i lyk it whn i eat once in a whl i blv its less harmful dan over indulging.....i hardly get constipation coz i eat tiny bits mayb once or twice a day....i dnt want to eat it anymor but d cravings jst get soooo bad dat i feel lyk i jst nid a taste.....hope il beat it soon! How u guys coping?
UK CLAY

Northampton, UK

#6619 Sep 29, 2013
Mary Tyler wrote:
<quoted text> LOL @U.K.CLAY I'm glad I'm not the only one feel the same way.I am also on a search for a new clay dealer with superior customer service.
Really in need of some sour clay fix, been searching the net everywhere with no luck :(

Since: Sep 13

Washington, DC

#6621 Sep 29, 2013
Mavu I'm so glad you're back. I've been anxious to try your products and have just put in an order for some! Hope it doesn't take long. Do you know when you will have different varieties?
All things clay

Dorking, UK

#6623 Sep 30, 2013
yum yum wrote:
<quoted text>
The email is [email protected] This supply has little grit and a slightly sour taste, it's very earthy.
Can you tell us where this supplier is located please, and if you know where the clay is from?

Thanks.
All things clay

Dorking, UK

#6624 Sep 30, 2013
Kellzgirl wrote:
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I just ordered some white and red from Leslie. The red is earthy with no grit. Yum! If you are still looking for earthy this may be to to your liking. I also took crumbs from the red and white added some water and shaped them into cigarette shapes and baked. Very nice flavor. I am going to bake the next batch longer to see if I can get more crunch.
Thanks.

I'm now in the UK, and looking for clay! Thinking of ordering from Leslie too though, to get some natural unmolded clay, and appreciate the recommendation. Ladies in the UK that have ordered from Leslie can you please tell me how long it took to arrive?

Thanks again.
Info

Rochester, UK

#6625 Sep 30, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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Thanks.
I'm now in the UK, and looking for clay! Thinking of ordering from Leslie too though, to get some natural unmolded clay, and appreciate the recommendation. Ladies in the UK that have ordered from Leslie can you please tell me how long it took to arrive?
Thanks again.
Hi, My order from Leslie usually gets here for either the 7th or 8th day after Leslie has posted it. The US postage service she uses states 6 to 10 days. Hope that helps.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#6626 Sep 30, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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Can you tell us where this supplier is located please, and if you know where the clay is from?
Thanks.
@ All thing clay there is a picture of that clay posted on the Facebook forum.@ Soilseeker did you get to taste the ayilo you order at that store online,If so how did it taste?
UK CLAY

Northampton, UK

#6628 Oct 1, 2013
Just got my red soil cakes from Mavu

Packaging was discreet and layered in ways so the cakes don't crack! It came very quick as promised and she is right when she said you get less for more there's at least 10 pieces in there for just £2.99

The cakes are not to my tasting though I do prefer sour bitter clay with grit but not too much. Burnt and roasted. The soil cakes however are very gritty but not sour, just a little earthy.This isn't Mavus fault as obviously she's providing the clay she has.

Clay hugs everyone!
All things clay

Dorking, UK

#6629 Oct 1, 2013
Info wrote:
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Hi, My order from Leslie usually gets here for either the 7th or 8th day after Leslie has posted it. The US postage service she uses states 6 to 10 days. Hope that helps.
Thank you...will think about it over the next day or two but still trying to avoid paying international shipping costs.

Eager to find some good clay already in the UK! Was really hoping to find some nice earthy, natural (i.e. unmolded) clay. Something with a bit of grit would be wonderful.
All things clay

Dorking, UK

#6630 Oct 1, 2013
UK CLAY wrote:
Just got my red soil cakes from Mavu
Packaging was discreet and layered in ways so the cakes don't crack! It came very quick as promised and she is right when she said you get less for more there's at least 10 pieces in there for just £2.99
The cakes are not to my tasting though I do prefer sour bitter clay with grit but not too much. Burnt and roasted. The soil cakes however are very gritty but not sour, just a little earthy.This isn't Mavus fault as obviously she's providing the clay she has.
Clay hugs everyone!
Hi UK Clay. I see you don't like it much. Do you want to keep it? If not I would be willing to buy what's left from you, even though I'm not sure it would be to my taste either and am really looking for unmolded clay. Can you let me know?
Soil Cake

Bowie, MD

#6631 Oct 1, 2013
The soil cakes were much more sandy this time than the first batch.
clay yay

Badlapur, India

#6632 Oct 1, 2013
Yunus...what is this clay called and is it natural unmoulded clay or do you roast it ? Can you share a picture with us or let us know how we can buy
Earthy Lady

Cape Town, South Africa

#6633 Oct 3, 2013
So today I finally had the chance to go to the market to buy some clay. Turns out I was in for a surprise. The lady I buy it from has pumped up her stock. I mean like insanely. She has clay from: Zambia- white clay essentially which I bought to try because I've been dying to taste some. Then she has clay from Congo and Cameroon. Then the usual clay from joburg and Zimbabwe-this is like the original mavu like I said before. I was in a clay eater's heaven! So now I have 5 clays to choose from. I've asked about getting the kenyan clay, she said yes she will try get it. None of her clay is baked except the one clay I bought which was roasted, it's really 'raw'and amazingly earthy. I decided to bake some of the white clay and original mavu clay. Will update on how they taste baked and unbaked. Yay!
shan

Nottingham, UK

#6634 Oct 3, 2013
YUNUS khan wrote:
I have a all type roasted clay I from India Gujarat my email
[email protected] com
[email protected] com

hiya i just tried to email you but for some reason when i went to send you the mail it said incorrect email addy:-(
All things clay

Dorking, UK

#6635 Oct 4, 2013
Chalk lover wrote:
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Hi All things clay, hope your well. I haven't been including as much raw foods as I would like to, I just have a little here and there - but I have been eating a lot of fruit and not having any chocolates/crisps/cakes etc.
Tips for chalk. Well, there isn't much the UK has to offer I'm afraid. We have one chalk manufacturer called stadium http://www.stadiumcrayons.co.uk/chalks/
they produce chalks and crayons. But they sell in bulk to retail and industry. I have a few packs still. We have Crayola the anti-dust type, Stephens chalk and a few other brands but none that I really like. Here is a link to ebay and amazon where you'll see the types of chalks available in the UK
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Childrens-Crafts-/2...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/kids/3...
During my search for chalk, I managed to buy quite a lot of different types (which I still have boxed away). The German chalks are nice, if you like the soft crumbly kind. But to get those, I went onto other ebay sites in different countries in the EU (Germany, France etc). I have loads of these boxed away too. Plus I have the old style crayola and and brand called alpha that is the same hard chalk like crayola.
Depending on where you're visiting in the UK, we can meet up and you can try all of my chalks - I have loads.
Shipping to the UK from the US is expensive and unfortunately in the past, I have been charged an extra UK customs charge to release the goods.
Hope this helps
God bless
Hi Chalk lover, hope you are well.

Well I am in the UK now and my search for clay or chalk is not going well! I had really hoped to place a big order of original Mavu as well as try other clays, but Mavu Seller doesn't have the stock. I have had no luck so far either in finding any clay chunks in the area I am in. One area I visited I got excited when I spotted a shop selling African things but the lady behind the counter hadn't even heard of eating clay she said. So disappointing.

Thanks again for your kind offer to meet up, but I am down south in Dorset and see that you are in Birmingham so probably not feasible. I was wondering, if you see this in time, if you would be willing to sell me some of the chalks (I like hard ones) and/or clays from your collection - like put together a variety pack lol! Can you let me know? You can contact me here and on email [email protected]

I wish there was a clay shop that I could go into openly selling all sorts of clays that people could sample. I am still trying to find the perfect clay for me - original Mavu is close, but still not perfect I have to say. I would like to have a clay that is very earthy, doesn't stick to teeth and gums, and is a bit gritty. I also would like this clay to be natural and not moulded. Does anyone have any suggestions? In particular UK ladies?

Thanks!
YUNUS khan

Ashburn, VA

#6636 Oct 4, 2013
shan wrote:
<quoted text>
[email protected] com
hiya i just tried to email you but for some reason when i went to send you the mail it said incorrect email addy:-(
[email protected]

now this id to send
UK CLAY

Northampton, UK

#6637 Oct 4, 2013
All things clay wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Chalk lover, hope you are well.
Well I am in the UK now and my search for clay or chalk is not going well! I had really hoped to place a big order of original Mavu as well as try other clays, but Mavu Seller doesn't have the stock. I have had no luck so far either in finding any clay chunks in the area I am in. One area I visited I got excited when I spotted a shop selling African things but the lady behind the counter hadn't even heard of eating clay she said. So disappointing.
Thanks again for your kind offer to meet up, but I am down south in Dorset and see that you are in Birmingham so probably not feasible. I was wondering, if you see this in time, if you would be willing to sell me some of the chalks (I like hard ones) and/or clays from your collection - like put together a variety pack lol! Can you let me know? You can contact me here and on email [email protected]
I wish there was a clay shop that I could go into openly selling all sorts of clays that people could sample. I am still trying to find the perfect clay for me - original Mavu is close, but still not perfect I have to say. I would like to have a clay that is very earthy, doesn't stick to teeth and gums, and is a bit gritty. I also would like this clay to be natural and not moulded. Does anyone have any suggestions? In particular UK ladies?
Thanks!
Hey ATC! Hope you're well!

I have actually grown to like the soil cakes which is probably what I was expecting anyway.

I know what you mean about being disappointed in not finding anything in the UK, it takes a lot of courage to approach shop keepers too I've been there and felt the disappointment.

On a better note soul Sista is back up and running and I have previously brought a batch of unmoulded clay from her. They come as chunks are crunchy after baking but very smooth at the same time. She emailed me just yesterday telling me that she is still selling! I hope this helps!
mitti lover

Mumbai, India

#6638 Oct 5, 2013
hello guys,
i have been following up this forum from long time. im frm India and i like multani mitti a lottt...in both the form..baked and unbaked. it is really earthy. i hope to grab some good stuff in my next visit to my hometown nxt month.
All things clay

Dorking, UK

#6639 Oct 5, 2013
UK CLAY wrote:
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Hey ATC! Hope you're well!
I have actually grown to like the soil cakes which is probably what I was expecting anyway.
I know what you mean about being disappointed in not finding anything in the UK, it takes a lot of courage to approach shop keepers too I've been there and felt the disappointment.
On a better note soul Sista is back up and running and I have previously brought a batch of unmoulded clay from her. They come as chunks are crunchy after baking but very smooth at the same time. She emailed me just yesterday telling me that she is still selling! I hope this helps!
I'm glad for you that you have grown to like the soil cakes - it's funny how that happens sometimes, we don't like something new and then grow to really like or love it.

Thanks for letting me know about Soul Sista. I have never contacted her before but will do so to see what she has available.

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