Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9224 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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All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#6820 Nov 19, 2013
Curious wrote:
Made my decision on buying Wanda clay !!! I'm so excited . I placed my order off amazon which is a dollar more than off her website ( goodoledirt.com ) but I had a gift card that had $2 left so I bought that with it so it was a dollar cheaper than buying it off her website. Can't wait until its shipped and I hope it comes quick too. Yum yum !
Please tell us when you get your order and whether it's as good as you expect.
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#6821 Nov 19, 2013
nhlasto89 wrote:
<quoted text> u noe itz not a hassle 4 me 2 get ma clay 4 me 2..don have 2 order online or anythng but if u look at it itz a bit of a disadvantage coz it becomes difficult 2 limit urself coz u get it anytime. as 4 me i sometimes end
up eating 2 packs per day everyday
The people who can just go to a market or store and buy it are so lucky...they don't sell clay chunks in my country at all - best you can find sometimes is powdered clay. I can understand why it would be easy to overeat though.

I am totally out of clay. The chalk sticks I have aren't that great, not as hard and crunchy as I like which was disappointing.

I used to be a BIG cornstarch addict, but hadn't had even a taste in months - I had just lost the taste for it. Well I noticed a new brand at the store last night and was tempted to buy a box. I've had a couple spoons and it is good - the brand is Karlin. I want to have some more now, but am frightened of falling back into the cornstarch habit.
Mz libra

Philadelphia, PA

#6822 Nov 19, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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The people who can just go to a market or store and buy it are so lucky...they don't sell clay chunks in my country at all - best you can find sometimes is powdered clay. I can understand why it would be easy to overeat though.
I am totally out of clay. The chalk sticks I have aren't that great, not as hard and crunchy as I like which was disappointing.
I used to be a BIG cornstarch addict, but hadn't had even a taste in months - I had just lost the taste for it. Well I noticed a new brand at the store last night and was tempted to buy a box. I've had a couple spoons and it is good - the brand is Karlin. I want to have some more now, but am frightened of falling back into the cornstarch habit.
Hey ATC! The young lady on YT was eating that brand Karlin's. In the last two months I've thrown away 3 boxes of cornstarch, I eat a little and then I'm like oh well the thrill is gone lol. I don't know if it's the anticipation of wanting it and then when I get I don't want it. I ordered some white dirt from Leslie it's really creamy a lol grit. I think I'm getting over my Pica as I've stated before. Nothing is satisfying anymore. Over the years I've eaten baby powder, chalk, cornstarch, white dirt, arrowroot powder, and laundry starch.
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#6823 Nov 19, 2013
Mz libra wrote:
<quoted text> Hey ATC! The young lady on YT was eating that brand Karlin's. In the last two months I've thrown away 3 boxes of cornstarch, I eat a little and then I'm like oh well the thrill is gone lol. I don't know if it's the anticipation of wanting it and then when I get I don't want it. I ordered some white dirt from Leslie it's really creamy a lol grit. I think I'm getting over my Pica as I've stated before. Nothing is satisfying anymore. Over the years I've eaten baby powder, chalk, cornstarch, white dirt, arrowroot powder, and laundry starch.
Mz libra have you tried Wanda's clay? That's what I would like to try next.
Mz libra

Philadelphia, PA

#6824 Nov 19, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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Mz libra have you tried Wanda's clay? That's what I would like to try next.
No I've never tried hers, maybe I will order one bag. I've had the Granny's Own and Leslie's. I've never had Mutt & Jeff or Home Grown Ga. White Dirt. We should both order a bag from Wanda and compare

Since: Sep 13

Reisterstown, MD

#6826 Nov 20, 2013
Mz libra wrote:
<quoted text> No I've never tried hers, maybe I will order one bag. I've had the Granny's Own and Leslie's. I've never had Mutt & Jeff or Home Grown Ga. White Dirt. We should both order a bag from Wanda and compare
Hello....can you please share leslie's website?
Curious

Fayetteville, GA

#6828 Nov 20, 2013
Soilseeker wrote:
<quoted text>Hello....can you please share leslie's website?
Georgiawhitedirt . Com

Since: Sep 13

Reisterstown, MD

#6830 Nov 21, 2013
Curious wrote:
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Georgiawhitedirt . Com
Thank you so much :-)
nhlasto89

Zimbabwe

#6831 Nov 22, 2013
seeing that we going 4 e weeknd i thnk ii b passing by e market 2dy 2 buy my white and red clay chunks..i juss cant wait, my whole mouth iz waterng like crazy..Nice weekend guyz and happy clay eating
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#6835 Nov 22, 2013
nhlasto89 wrote:
seeing that we going 4 e weeknd i thnk ii b passing by e market 2dy 2 buy my white and red clay chunks..i juss cant wait, my whole mouth iz waterng like crazy..Nice weekend guyz and happy clay eating
You are so lucky!

I see that you are from Zimbabwe. I've had Mavu Seller's clay, but what are the white and red chunks like there? Please give us a full description to make our mouths water lol!
nhlasto89

Zimbabwe

#6838 Nov 25, 2013
honey wrote:
Nzu is slow killer. I was into it but now I ve gone out of it. It is an iron deficiency which causes anemia. This nzu almost killed me before I realize that is the cause of my ill health.

why honey wat was happenning wth ur health,itz sad & borng when somethng so delicious & nice causes negative effectz 2 our bodies.as 4 me e only prob that ive faced is constipation only
Curious

Fayetteville, GA

#6839 Nov 25, 2013
I receive my clay on Saturday but I wasn't at home . Yesterday (Sunday) when I came home I immediately put my clay in a brown paper bag . This morning I couldn't help myself but to try one small piece ... Or three lol . It's soo good . It hasn't reached that sour taste yet but I missed the earthy taste . I'm going to leave the clay in the brown paper bag for the remainder of the time that I have it by the time I'm finish with it , it should be very earthy and sour . Wandas good ole dirt never let's me down . Happy satisfied customer .
Lala

Antioch, CA

#6840 Nov 25, 2013
lll wrote:
Love eating red clay that has been lightly fired (once) the taste is incredible! I also like white limestone which could be used as chalk.
I don't see anything bad with it except it affects tooth enamel, but other than that it's a natural craving.
I always loved the smell of wet red clay . When I was in school I always ate white chalk, we used for writing on the board. And recently, I was hiking hills near by and found white clay or limestone it might be called I guess, exposed to surface and for some reason I picked some in my backpack. Since then, there was not one day passed by that I have not chewed on some limestone, I have terrible craving for it. My friend thinks I am weird one. Probably it is natural source of getting caley and calcium. Most probably I don’t get it enough with my food.
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#6841 Nov 26, 2013
All things clay wrote:
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The people who can just go to a market or store and buy it are so lucky...they don't sell clay chunks in my country at all - best you can find sometimes is powdered clay. I can understand why it would be easy to overeat though.
I am totally out of clay. The chalk sticks I have aren't that great, not as hard and crunchy as I like which was disappointing.
I used to be a BIG cornstarch addict, but hadn't had even a taste in months - I had just lost the taste for it. Well I noticed a new brand at the store last night and was tempted to buy a box. I've had a couple spoons and it is good - the brand is Karlin. I want to have some more now, but am frightened of falling back into the cornstarch habit.
I'm still enjoying my "Karlins Finest" cornstarch, but trying to have in moderation. I still have about half a (1 pound) box left and it's been a week so I feel quite proud of myself. I know that I shouldn't be eating starch though, it's just to have something to keep me going until I decide to order some more clay.

I've been munching on white chalk sticks again too - another thing I know I shouldn't eat but at least now I'm just chewing them rather than actually eating.

Would anyone else who has had Wanda's clay like to share their experience with it? I'm seriously thinking of ordering some.

Thanks!
Abazieu

Orlando, FL

#6842 Nov 26, 2013
I found a store near me that has clay. They sell it in big bags with at least 30-40 pieces in each bag for less than $11.00 a bag. I love it.
Info

Rochester, UK

#6843 Nov 26, 2013
Abazieu wrote:
I found a store near me that has clay. They sell it in big bags with at least 30-40 pieces in each bag for less than $11.00 a bag. I love it.
What sort of clay is it?
ann

Brooklyn, NY

#6844 Nov 27, 2013
I have been looking on facebook at why we crave and love clay. I love it. It has so many variety of clay to look at that make my mouth waters. It is amazing.
Abazieu

Orlando, FL

#6845 Nov 27, 2013
Info wrote:
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What sort of clay is it?
They have the salted and the flat brown crunchy kind.
CLAY DIVA

Lumberton, TX

#6846 Nov 27, 2013
Abazieu wrote:
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They have the salted and the flat brown crunchy kind.
@ Abazieu is that your clay picture on facebook why we love&crave clay?
If so it looks so good and how does it taste?@ Ann you are so correct I just love looking and getting information on all the different clays.
ann

New York, NY

#6847 Nov 27, 2013
@clay diva . Yes I agree. If I could reach out and grab those clay and taste it I would be in heaven. The different variety is great. Their must be something to clay that so many cultures partake. Yum!!

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