Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9262 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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Tailorschalklove r

George Town, Cayman Islands

#7254 Feb 14, 2014
facefaceface wrote:
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I eat chalk and have never had diarrhea from it.
Stomach aches at times, if I eat alot of it at once or if I drink soda really soon after eating it.
That's also when I get flatulence, probably because the chalk is reacting with the acid in my stomach and making lots more gas than normal.
Honestly, and sorry if this is TMI, I noticed the biggest digestive difference with chalk when it comes to elimination.
I have to be very careful to drink plenty of water and get lots of fiber in my diet or the chalk causes constipation. And even when I am drinking and eating the right things and going everyday, the stools are quite big. There's no pain or discomfort like there is when I'm constipated...I tend to have very easy bowel movements 99% of the time, but the poops are just dense and large.
I've definitely become a master plunger and it has become a big joke in my family although they don't know that I eat chalk.
Sorry again if TMI, but ya said be frank sooo....
is it tailors chalk that u eat?
Suri Clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#7255 Feb 14, 2014
Info wrote:
<quoted text> Hi, What is the taste like?
Hey,up till now I have only tasted the moulded one.I am going to try the chunks that I have read about here so much tomorrow.But the moulded ones come in two flavors:smokey and sundried.Sometimes chalky,sometimes dusty,sometimes earthy.Depends on the way they are stored and prepared I guess.I bit into one yesterday and the chalkdust wentup my nose.That was quite different :-).
Suri Clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#7256 Feb 14, 2014
I have noticed that a lot of the people that are on this forum are really critical about the type of clay and the texture and the smell and the bite of it.I just like the way my mouth dries up when I chew it,so it really doesn't matter all that much to me how it tastes.But I don't like the ones with the smokey flavor.Clay should not be flavoured with anything.You should dig it up and dry it out and not add to it.So can anyone tell me what the chunks should be like,so I will know what to look for tomorrow.
Facefaceface

Alexandria, VA

#7257 Feb 14, 2014
Tailorschalklover wrote:
<quoted text> is it tailors chalk that u eat?
No, blackboard chalk,
Prang Hygieia brand. White only.
I don't even know where to buy tailor's chalk lol.
Tailorschalklove r

Kingston, Jamaica

#7258 Feb 14, 2014
willow wrote:
Is there any chalk eaters out there? Can sum 1. Tell me the best chalk to eat?
hancock white tailors chalk is good... Its also made from clay
Curious

Ellenwood, GA

#7259 Feb 15, 2014
Suri Clay wrote:
I have noticed that a lot of the people that are on this forum are really critical about the type of clay and the texture and the smell and the bite of it.I just like the way my mouth dries up when I chew it,so it really doesn't matter all that much to me how it tastes.But I don't like the ones with the smokey flavor.Clay should not be flavoured with anything.You should dig it up and dry it out and not add to it.So can anyone tell me what the chunks should be like,so I will know what to look for tomorrow.
I thought the same too but I can't buy white dirt all the time and when I didn't have any I thought I could try something else like baby powder because I just love the dry feeling white dirt gives me when I chew a lot of it . But when I ate the baby powder it was the nastiest thing, yes it gave me the dry feeling but the taste and the after taste I had when I spit it out (I/m not comfortable with swallowing baby powder). Then I built up enough courage to buy cornstarch and I tried to make the chunks but it didn't come out right and I guess I could try it again, I didn't really give cornstarch a chance because I was looking for the crunch, but now I just want that dry feeling again and cornstarch is only 99 cents . I'm waiting for either Wanda or Leslie to have a sale on their clay before I buy some more but the cravings are strong . Haven't had any clay since early December and I haven't had anything else in my system every since I finished the bag of white dirt . Just patiently waiting.
crazy 4stuff

United States

#7260 Feb 15, 2014
I'm out of chalk again n i couldn't be more sad lol uggh going to order a big batch this time
Curious

Ellenwood, GA

#7263 Feb 15, 2014
crazy 4stuff wrote:
I'm out of chalk again n i couldn't be more sad lol uggh going to order a big batch this time
Where do you order your chalk from & what does it taste like ? Is it creamy ? Earthy ? Does it make your mouth dry ? Is it good ? Similar to any clay you tried or think it'll be similar to .
crazy 4stuff

San Diego, CA

#7265 Feb 16, 2014
Curious wrote:
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Where do you order your chalk from & what does it taste like ? Is it creamy ? Earthy ? Does it make your mouth dry ? Is it good ? Similar to any clay you tried or think it'll be similar to .
I get blackboard chalk like crayola anti dust (only the one i order online the regular is nasty me) And THE sargent brand they both make my mouth dry n when i get it. I usually will leave it a bit of dirt (just crumbs) n a paper bag do that it can really get that earthy taste. I've never tried clay but lately I've really been wanting to get my hands on samples but don't know from where please if u know of anyone that does samples let me know
crazy 4stuff

San Diego, CA

#7266 Feb 16, 2014
Curious wrote:
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Where do you order your chalk from & what does it taste like ? Is it creamy ? Earthy ? Does it make your mouth dry ? Is it good ? Similar to any clay you tried or think it'll be similar to .
Oh n i usually order out online through office depot or staples it's just easier than going into the store n picking up a large amount n having people look at me weird for buying so much
Tailorschalklove r

George Town, Cayman Islands

#7267 Feb 16, 2014
Curious wrote:
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Where do you order your chalk from & what does it taste like ? Is it creamy ? Earthy ? Does it make your mouth dry ? Is it good ? Similar to any clay you tried or think it'll be similar to .
http://waltersandwalters.co.uk/TCW-Hancocks-T... . The best brand is hancock... Ebay,amazon, i think variety stores sell them too thats where i get mine, it taste like earth and its smooth
suri clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#7268 Feb 16, 2014
Curious wrote:
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I thought the same too but I can't buy white dirt all the time and when I didn't have any I thought I could try something else like baby powder because I just love the dry feeling white dirt gives me when I chew a lot of it . But when I ate the baby powder it was the nastiest thing, yes it gave me the dry feeling but the taste and the after taste I had when I spit it out (I/m not comfortable with swallowing baby powder). Then I built up enough courage to buy cornstarch and I tried to make the chunks but it didn't come out right and I guess I could try it again, I didn't really give cornstarch a chance because I was looking for the crunch, but now I just want that dry feeling again and cornstarch is only 99 cents . I'm waiting for either Wanda or Leslie to have a sale on their clay before I buy some more but the cravings are strong . Haven't had any clay since early December and I haven't had anything else in my system every since I finished the bag of white dirt . Just patiently waiting.
Hey Curious
I also tried baby powder,but it was one that had been sitting for a while,so it had no fragrance or taste.It was just wonderfully dry in my mouth,so I loved it.But also no swallowing for me.I tried the white dirt chunks and I think I am gonna stick with the sundried moulded ones.Much more powdery and earthy.
Curious

Ellenwood, GA

#7269 Feb 16, 2014
suri clay wrote:
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Hey Curious
I also tried baby powder,but it was one that had been sitting for a while,so it had no fragrance or taste.It was just wonderfully dry in my mouth,so I loved it.But also no swallowing for me.I tried the white dirt chunks and I think I am gonna stick with the sundried moulded ones.Much more powdery and earthy.
Sundried moulded white dirt sounds good . I bet it's very earthy too .
suri clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#7270 Feb 16, 2014
Curious wrote:
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Sundried moulded white dirt sounds good . I bet it's very earthy too .
It's nice and dry.Could be earthy if placed in brown paper bag.
Mabele

Northampton, UK

#7271 Feb 16, 2014
Does anyone know where congolese clay from mabele can be brought?
nhlasto89

Zimbabwe

#7272 Feb 17, 2014
Mabele wrote:
Does anyone know where congolese clay from mabele can be brought?
kikikikikiki u noe ur profile name Mabele means boobs in my language...lol
Deli

Fontenay-trésigny, France

#7273 Feb 17, 2014
nhlasto89 wrote:
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kikikikikiki u noe ur profile name Mabele means boobs in my language...lol
Where aRe u from ???
mabele

UK

#7274 Feb 17, 2014
Mabele is a clay that im craving for brought from congo where can I buy it
inlove with aylio

Toronto, Canada

#7275 Feb 17, 2014
The disadvantage of having clay sold near to you is that I feel weird going to buy it everytime lol like an addicted person then the person who sells it ask you if your pregnant or something lol and everytime you go tells you too much is not good lol like I know that already. Does anyone feel the same?
nhlasto89

Zimbabwe

#7276 Feb 17, 2014
inlove with aylio wrote:
The disadvantage of having clay sold near to you is that I feel weird going to buy it everytime lol like an addicted person then the person who sells it ask you if your pregnant or something lol and everytime you go tells you too much is not good lol like I know that already. Does anyone feel the same?
hahahaha the same always happens to me so i ended up telling the lady that i don eat the clay alone, i eat it with ma sisters and cousins

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