Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 8975 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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UK CLAY

Oxford, UK

#6637 Oct 4, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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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 judycha63@gmail.com
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

Bangalore, 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

Bristol, 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.
UK CLAY

Oxford, UK

#6640 Oct 5, 2013
Hi clay forum like everyone else I am on the search for the perfect clay

Have just ordered 6 bags of Roasted Odowa Clay but have never tasted it before! Can somebody please tell me what Odowa tastes like?

I would also be willing to sell this clay if it's not to my likings either. I will be receiving it on Tuesday as it's to be posted on Monday!

@ALL THINGS CLAY I have sent you and email do let me know if you've got it
All things clay

Bristol, UK

#6641 Oct 5, 2013
Thanks UK Clay, I have received and replied to your email.
clay yay

Hyderabad, India

#6642 Oct 5, 2013
mitti lover wrote:
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.
mitti lover...where is your hometown ? What do you mean baked multani mitti
mitti lover

Pune, India

#6643 Oct 5, 2013
hey...my hometown is in India. here we get 2types of multani mitti(fullers clay) unbacked which can be used as face mask...rosted one which ppl.generally eat.

Since: Sep 13

Washington, DC

#6644 Oct 5, 2013
Mary Tyler wrote:
<quoted text>@ 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?
Hello Mary Tyler, sorry, but I am still out of town and haven't been home to get my mail. I am suppose to go home this coming Wednesday. I can't wait to try the clay I have ordered! I think of it everyday! I really hope I like it. I will post the results as soon as I can. If its not to my taste I would be willing to give it away for only the cost of shipping. I'll let you know!
Mary Tyler

Hurst, TX

#6645 Oct 6, 2013
mitti lover wrote:
hey...my hometown is in India. here we get 2types of multani mitti(fullers clay) unbacked which can be used as face mask...rosted one which ppl.generally eat.
@ can you share a photo of it
Rinkie

London, UK

#6647 Oct 7, 2013
Hi mitti lover glad to meet u. I love multani .
I m from india there r found easily multani mitti .ilike baked and unbaked clay .i roast this clay .eat it .yummy crunchy earthy melt i n
mouth
mitti lover

India

#6649 Oct 7, 2013
Mary Tyler wrote:
<quoted text>@ can you share a photo of it
hi mary...will post d pics once i purchase it next tym...bt now im trying to avoid it by taking aurvedic medicines as i have anemia

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#6650 Oct 7, 2013
Is there any place in Houston where I can buy good, gritty clay? In the past, I have tried the white clay from Georgia, but it is too creamy for me. I'm looking for earthy, brown or yellow clay. Thank you!:)
shadae

Tampa, FL

#6651 Oct 7, 2013
I want some of this red clay. I never tasted the yellow but I will gibe it a try. I stay in Alabama anyone who knows where I can get it email me sheltonlashunda@Gmail.com

Since: Sep 13

Washington, DC

#6652 Oct 7, 2013
Lovesclay wrote:
Is there any place in Houston where I can buy good, gritty clay? In the past, I have tried the white clay from Georgia, but it is too creamy for me. I'm looking for earthy, brown or yellow clay. Thank you!:)
Hi Lovesclay. I use to buy the Terramin clay from Clay Remedies online. They use to sell it in chunk form which was very gritty and earthy ( yum!) now they only sell it in powder form. It is still gritty but a finer grit and not as earthy, but the lady that works there said to follow the instructions on their site to make the powder into chunks. You mix the powder with water into a paste and bake it.I haven't tried this yet but I am going to try it. I only have a few small chunks left and I really hope baking the powdered kind works.
Lovesclay

Cypress, TX

#6653 Oct 7, 2013
Thanks Soilseeker! I have tried Clay Remedies terramin chunks, but it tasted salty to me. I like it bland! I haven't talked to anyone from Clay Remedies, but if they have the salt free kind, I'd happily try it.
mitti lover

Bangalore, India

#6654 Oct 7, 2013
mitti lover wrote:
<quoted text>hi mary...will post d pics once i purchase it next tym...bt now im trying to avoid it by taking aurvedic medicines as i have anemia
hi mary...unbaked multani looks very much similar to original mavu on mavuseller site. it is yellowish in colour. and baked one looks like nakkumatt clay.
Rinkir

London, UK

#6655 Oct 8, 2013
Hi mitti lover .you r indian. Were r u from
diatomatious earth

Sunnyvale, CA

#6656 Oct 8, 2013
Hello cray forum I hv an extra pound of DE ( diatomateous earth) powder for whomever wants to try some.I bought some but did not lk the taste..kinda taste lk white dirt with abit of grit but is supposed to be healthier.
If you've never heard of it research/google it and if it meets your fancy all you need to do is pay for the shipping and its yours.
(Ivymburu@hotmail) for any further questions.
Ps you can turn it into chunks by adding water en baking them.
diatomatious earth

Sunnyvale, CA

#6657 Oct 8, 2013
Lovesclay wrote:
Thanks Soilseeker! I have tried Clay Remedies terramin chunks, but it tasted salty to me. I like it bland! I haven't talked to anyone from Clay Remedies, but if they have the salt free kind, I'd happily try it.
maybe try some diatomateous clay its bland.com es in powder form too just like the terramin powder.

Since: Sep 13

Washington, DC

#6658 Oct 8, 2013
Yes, the terrimin powder is somewhat salty. I found some chunks had less salt than other chunks. I don't prefer the salt taste but the grit and crunch and earthy flavor was what I love and I can't find anything better so far. I also brought diatomatious earth and it was way too bland for me. It didn't taste earthy and hardly no grit. I still have my big bag of it as well. I may try and bake some though to see if there is a difference. I read some past blogs that said putting clay in a brown paper bag for awhile will give it a more earthy taste. I haven't tried that yet but I may do it with the DE. I'm finally going home tomorrow after being away for about four weeks! I have ordered three different clays from different companies that should be waiting for me when I arrive. I will post my findings!

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