Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9006 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: Oct 13

New York, NY

#6706 Oct 17, 2013
Earthy Lady wrote:
Hi all.
I promised to review the clays Id gotten. The white clay from Zambia has an incredibly stroooooong earthy taste which I love. I finished the clay in a week lol.
Im having exams for the next three weeks but have just caught up with comments etc. Im based in Cape Town, South Africa and Ive been thinking... How about I buy all the five or so clays I have at my disposal and try get them to those interested? It will be your clay gift. I dont want to make a profit at all and it will be once off.
Youll need to find out shipping laws, costs for your country because youll pay for all that sadly but nothing extra.
After exams Ill put up my email address, go buy a packet of the various clays and then make a short video with all the clays so you can see them. Ill take pics too. Ill provide the clay's details too like which country its from to its name etc. Each bag or block is R5 which once converted into pounds and dollars isnt bad at all though its the shipping which might suck. Hmmm.
Ill also need help/advice regarding what to use when packaging it but thats also if it this will happen at all. Uhm what else am I forgetting?
Anyway this is just an idea. Tell me what you
think.
I assume that the R5 is the South African Rand. If so, the current exchange rate is 1 rand = 0.10 US dollar. So each bag is about .50 cents? Hopefully shipping won't be too outrageous.
Mel

South Africa

#6707 Oct 18, 2013
Hi Earthy Lady,

I don't mind getting da different clays and since I am in Durban, it wil be much cheaper for me to get it, it can be posted. Thanks
Earthy Lady

South Africa

#6708 Oct 20, 2013
Thanks for the eager responses, Ill be back in three weeks or so with answers and more questions to discuss logistics.

Ti clarify quickly, yes R5 is the South African Rand. All you arw payinh for is the postage or any other alterbative way of getting the clay to you and the actual costs of buying the clay. Im not looking to make a profit. Perhaps Ill also ask to try some Georgia white dirt!? So excited actually to share all this, hopefully.

Things are stressful and the Zambian white clay has been my drug of choice for the past two or so weeks. Finished it a few days ago though and I wont have time to go buy more so no clay for me either which is good.

Keep well all.
Earthy Lady

South Africa

#6709 Oct 20, 2013
Excuse the typos. Plus in the mean it will help if you try look up the costs involved. Ive beeeeeeen looking up how much it would cost me to have white dirt brought this side for some time too.
Clay Clay

Birmingham, UK

#6710 Oct 20, 2013
Earthy Lady wrote:
Excuse the typos. Plus in the mean it will help if you try look up the costs involved. Ive beeeeeeen looking up how much it would cost me to have white dirt brought this side for some time too.
PLEASE look for postage prices for the UK!! I'm soooo interested. Thanks!
clayaholic

Birmingham, UK

#6711 Oct 20, 2013
Got my red soil cake from mavu and it's still as yummy as before. This batch is good because the size of the clay seems bigger to me so I guess I'm getting more for my money. Stocked up on 5 bags this time. Won't last me tho!

I'd be interested in the south African clay too.
LoveClay

Cape Town, South Africa

#6712 Oct 21, 2013
I am from Johannesburg, I love eating clay sold on the streets.

I recently relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town. I havent seen any clay been sold on the streets.

I would like to try some Zambian white clay, if you still have.

Please email me on seapei.seema@gmail.com
clay lover

United States

#6713 Oct 21, 2013
I LOVE EATING FREAKING CLAY THE ONE I EAT IS GREY ITS JUST SOOOOOO EARTHY THE TASTR SMELL AND EVERYTHING I LOVE I ALSO EAT DIRT FOR THAT EARTHY TASTE
Sa ex eater

Johannesburg, South Africa

#6714 Oct 23, 2013
M also intrested in various types of clay..mostly d zimbabwean,d white n red if u hav.m in johannesburg so plz let me knw whn u start sending. Preciousshibambo@yahoo.com
Sa ex eater

Johannesburg, South Africa

#6715 Oct 23, 2013
M also intrested in tryng dfrnt types of clay....mostly d zimbabwean,d white n d red clay....let me knw whn u start sending.m in johannesburg ...my email is preciousshibambo@yahoo.com

Since: Sep 13

Reisterstown, MD

#6716 Oct 23, 2013
clay lover wrote:
I LOVE EATING FREAKING CLAY THE ONE I EAT IS GREY ITS JUST SOOOOOO EARTHY THE TASTR SMELL AND EVERYTHING I LOVE I ALSO EAT DIRT FOR THAT EARTHY TASTE
Hi Claylover, what kind of clay do you eat that is grey and earthy? I would love to try some!
need roasted clay

Wylie, TX

#6717 Oct 23, 2013
All things clay wrote:
Hello all, I would just like to say thanks to a few ladies here:
First to UK Clay, as due to a message from her I was prompted to contact Soul Sista to enquire about clay.
Next to Soul Sista herself, who I would like to thank for her excellent customer service extended to me in getting clay to me within my time frame. I had never tried the two types that she sells, and to be frank with the first bite didn't think I would like the moulded clay (quite strong smoky, roasted taste) but I soon found that I had quickly acquired a taste for it! Woke up craving it last night, but resisted.
I also like the clay in its natural state that I got from Soul Sista, although I will bake it to hopefully make it crunchier and bring out the flavour more.
Next I would thank a lady here who is not a supplier but who sold me some Indian Black/Grey roasted clay from her personal supply. Thank you so much! I LOVE this clay, it is so crunchy with just the right amount of grittiness for me before turning smooth. I like the flavour of it too. It is very crunchy - good for people who like harder clay I would say.
I have been overindulging in clay the past couple of days, but I don't feel too bad about it because - as is my usual practice with all new clays that I try - I have just been chewing rather than swallowing the clay.
Unfortunately it has not worked out in getting Mavu clay this time - by the time I realized that she had more stock there wasn't enough time to order it.
Please im looking for roasted clay and i dont know where u got yours. could you please tell me how to get it or where it is sold. any information will be appreciated. thanks
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#6718 Oct 23, 2013
need roasted clay wrote:
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Please im looking for roasted clay and i dont know where u got yours. could you please tell me how to get it or where it is sold. any information will be appreciated. thanks
Hi, I'm not sure what type of roasted clay you are looking for but Soul Sista's email is: soulghfoods@hotmail.com. You could contact her to see if what she offers might suit you.

The Indian black/grey roasted clay I got from a lady on the forum who was kind enough to contact me on my email address and offer to sell me some of her clay, and I don't know where she got it from. I am therefore unable to pass on her contact details, but maybe if she sees this she will share where she got her supply from?

Hope that helps.
need roasted clay

Wylie, TX

#6719 Oct 23, 2013
All things clay wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi, I'm not sure what type of roasted clay you are looking for but Soul Sista's email is: soulghfoods@hotmail.com. You could contact her to see if what she offers might suit you.
The Indian black/grey roasted clay I got from a lady on the forum who was kind enough to contact me on my email address and offer to sell me some of her clay, and I don't know where she got it from. I am therefore unable to pass on her contact details, but maybe if she sees this she will share where she got her supply from?
Hope that helps.
Thank-U very much for your assistance. The specific type of roasted clay i was looking for is the African type not the indian one, but i hope Soul sista will have that one or something similar available for me to get.
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#6721 Oct 24, 2013
I was wondering if anyone had anything good to say about harvestgirl1's clay. The reviews and pictures I've seen aren't good, but has anyone tried it that likes it and thinks it really is clay?

I've seen that Indian silkor on the why we love and crave clay facebook page (love to look at that page). It looks so good to me, like it would be nice and earthy. For ladies that eat it, can you share what it is like?

Thanks
love4clay2

Washington, DC

#6722 Oct 24, 2013
Hi Everyone...this is love4clay2. I just wanted to inform you that I have a special going on for $10 a bag instead of $12 for those who order today through Friday. Shipping withing the US remains the same for 1-2 bags at $6.00, and 3 to approximately 9 bags for $12.35. Payment can be made to Paypal acct.: love4clay2@yahoo.com. Your package is forwarded within 2-3 days to the address you indicate, once payment clears . To make payment please go to the Paypal website and click on BUY and then MAKE PAYMENT follow the instructions to make payment. You don't need a paypal to make a payment to mine. I have attached pictures of the type of clay I sell; also known as Ayilo/Shire. Pictures of the clay can be seen @ https://www.facebook.com/trish.nater/media_se... . Once again, thank you for your patronage...it is very much appreciated.
UK CLAY

Towcester, UK

#6723 Oct 24, 2013
All things clay wrote:
I was wondering if anyone had anything good to say about harvestgirl1's clay. The reviews and pictures I've seen aren't good, but has anyone tried it that likes it and thinks it really is clay?
I've seen that Indian silkor on the why we love and crave clay facebook page (love to look at that page). It looks so good to me, like it would be nice and earthy. For ladies that eat it, can you share what it is like?
Thanks
Sikor is the one and only clay I have grown to eat as my mum grandmother used to eat it. I had never known of other clays until I found this forum and got the chance to try other kind of clays and I have to say there is no clay that tastes like sikor!

It's solid and hard when you bite into to takes a while to melt on your tounge. Tastes sort of muddy and roasted so so so earthy the smell in itself is earthy! Once it's melted that's when then real fun is as it gets just that little bit gritty! It's so hard to explain but it tastes nothing like Ayilo or odowa or the soil cakes at all!

I am the one who sent the picture to the why we crave clay forum as my mum sends me pieces when she gets her hands on it. It is super addictive, my favourite clay ever

Since: Sep 13

Reisterstown, MD

#6724 Oct 24, 2013
love4clay2 wrote:
Hi Everyone...this is love4clay2. I just wanted to inform you that I have a special going on for $10 a bag instead of $12 for those who order today through Friday. Shipping withing the US remains the same for 1-2 bags at $6.00, and 3 to approximately 9 bags for $12.35. Payment can be made to Paypal acct.: love4clay2@yahoo.com. Your package is forwarded within 2-3 days to the address you indicate, once payment clears . To make payment please go to the Paypal website and click on BUY and then MAKE PAYMENT follow the instructions to make payment. You don't need a paypal to make a payment to mine. I have attached pictures of the type of clay I sell; also known as Ayilo/Shire. Pictures of the clay can be seen @ https://www.facebook.com/trish.nater/media_se... . Once again, thank you for your patronage...it is very much appreciated.
Love4clay2 I tried to buy from you at PayPal but I had no luck. I didn't see anywhere that said buy to click on. Maybe you can tell me better how to do it. I would like to taste your clay

Since: Sep 13

Reisterstown, MD

#6725 Oct 24, 2013
Soilseeker wrote:
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Love4clay2 I tried to buy from you at PayPal but I had no luck. I didn't see anywhere that said buy to click on. Maybe you can tell me better how to do it. I would like to taste your clay
Hello again love4clay2. I was able to figure out how to buy from you on PayPal and I have sent you a payment. I'm looking forward to getting it. I hope it's soon. Thank you for selling to us.
cent

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#6726 Oct 24, 2013
I've visted mavu seller webpage but could not order
anything with my credit debit card . did not accept it. Also this webpage only give the choice to order the red clay and not the other two. I was going to order all three and try them. I also tried to get a sample from mavu seller but the web page they gave me for a sample said( oops cannot find the webpage). So I do not know what is going on. I think its a poor webpage design and needs work.

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