Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9259 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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ClayloverTerrami n

Kendall Park, NJ

#7367 Mar 6, 2014
Icychalk wrote:
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I currently buy crayola but I have gotten a couple of boxes that tasted bad, like chemicals, but that hasn't happened recently. Maybe they changed it? I also get stay pro from the dollar store, but it kinda dries out my mouth a lot. I open the boxes and let them air out as soon as I get them. I think they taste better that way. Is the Sargent dry and gritty?
I tried it once it's more like smooth n creamy flour ... No earthy taste to it nor any taste not my type
Facefaceface

Alexandria, VA

#7368 Mar 6, 2014
ClayloverTerramin wrote:
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I tried it once it's more like smooth n creamy flour ... No earthy taste to it nor any taste not my type
That sounds delicious lol.
Is it soft? I don't like chalk that is too soft or dissolves too fast.
Clay_Lover

Minneapolis, MN

#7369 Mar 6, 2014
Does anybody know if the Ayilo baked clays are made from Bentonite clay or Kaolin?
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7370 Mar 6, 2014
Clay_Lover wrote:
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Honestly the taste is far better than white dirt. White dirt has no taste. When I tasted the white dirt, I felt like I was eating flour chunks. I didn't enjoy it one bit. It sticks to your tongue, I mean terramin does too but white dirt is far thicker.
Is terramin the same as bentonite? I tried googling it and the info is confusing. Either way, it all seems to have health benefits.
bubu

Mississauga, Canada

#7371 Mar 6, 2014
I love eating clay!!!! I'm just 16 I got in the habit of eating clay around gr9 during art class because I loved the smell. I use to eat dirt but now I turned to clay. I eat the clay from my art class. what art the side effects of eating clay?
crazy 4stuff

South El Monte, CA

#7372 Mar 6, 2014
Icychalk wrote:
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I currently buy crayola but I have gotten a couple of boxes that tasted bad, like chemicals, but that hasn't happened recently. Maybe they changed it? I also get stay pro from the dollar store, but it kinda dries out my mouth a lot. I open the boxes and let them air out as soon as I get them. I think they taste better that way. Is the Sargent dry and gritty?
I love the crayola But only the anti dust but i agree last time i bought some it just didn't taste right. Sargent is very creamy not very gritty, i also open the boxes n like to let then sit with a bit of soil so it can absorb that earthier taste lol
nhlasto89

Zimbabwe

#7373 Mar 7, 2014
bubu wrote:
I love eating clay!!!! I'm just 16 I got in the habit of eating clay around gr9 during art class because I loved the smell. I use to eat dirt but now I turned to clay. I eat the clay from my art class. what art the side effects of eating clay?
i started eating clay when i was 16 and today im 24 and still eating it,im not proud of myself for doing that but i cant help it..though i cant say i have any problems that were caused by clay but the fact that im ths addicted means its not good for u, so i urge u to stop eating it while u still ths young.fight the cravings coz they might get worse with age,as it is in my case..
facefaceface

Lawrenceburg, IN

#7375 Mar 8, 2014
@crazy4stuff, where do you buy the sargent brand of chalk?
emi

East Hartford, CT

#7376 Mar 8, 2014
Soul Sista wrote:
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Yes, I do sell the chunks on their own. The promo was just to introduce the chunks.
Am in the U.S how do I get some please I want to order
crazy 4stuff

Los Angeles, CA

#7379 Mar 9, 2014
facefaceface wrote:
@crazy4stuff, where do you buy the sargent brand of chalk?
I order it online from staples or office depot
UK CLAY

Biggleswade, UK

#7382 Mar 9, 2014
Has anyone heard from Soul Sista?
Clay obsessed

Rotherham, UK

#7383 Mar 9, 2014
Hi,can anyone tell me where to buy clay in Milton Keynes ?
Soul Sista

London, UK

#7385 Mar 9, 2014
UK CLAY wrote:
Has anyone heard from Soul Sista?
You can send me mail. I'm still around.
Curiosity

Wolverhampton, UK

#7386 Mar 10, 2014
Soul Sista wrote:
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You can send me mail. I'm still around.
What's your email?
connor

Chorley, UK

#7387 Mar 10, 2014
Here this will help

https://www.graze.com/uk/p/K2GK6XWHU

nice free food
crazy 4stuff

Aurora, CO

#7388 Mar 11, 2014
Does anyone who eats chalk like to do anything to it before consuming? I like to put mine with a bit of dirt so it can get that earthy taste. What brands do y'all eat?
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#7389 Mar 11, 2014
crazy 4stuff wrote:
Does anyone who eats chalk like to do anything to it before consuming? I like to put mine with a bit of dirt so it can get that earthy taste. What brands do y'all eat?
I don't put it with anything, but like to take it out of the box and think it takes better like that. I will try keeping it with some clay powder to see if it tastes different. What type dirt do you put yours with?

I have tried various chalks, but my favourite so far is plain Crayola. I prefer it when the sticks are very hard and crunchy. I would love to try a German chalk that I have read about here and tailor's chalk.
Pinky

New York, NY

#7391 Mar 11, 2014
YES I EAT ARGO LAUNDRY STARCH AND CRAVES IT! IT DONT HAVE A TASTE BUT I LOVE IT I ORDER IT ON LINE FROM LEHMANS STORE CAUSE I CANT FIND IT IT IN NYC STORES! BUT I HAVE BEEN EATING IT FOR YEARS!
Mz libra wrote:
Just watched the new white dirt video on YT.... Those people don't know what they are missing. Kaolin clay taste is good just like my cornstarch. I'm going to try Argo laundry starch they sell it at the gas station by my house. Has anyone eaten it before?
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crazy 4stuff

Aurora, CO

#7392 Mar 11, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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I don't put it with anything, but like to take it out of the box and think it takes better like that. I will try keeping it with some clay powder to see if it tastes different. What type dirt do you put yours with?
I have tried various chalks, but my favourite so far is plain Crayola. I prefer it when the sticks are very hard and crunchy. I would love to try a German chalk that I have read about here and tailor's chalk.
I use Just plain dirt from the garden but one day i hope to try kaolin. I also love crayola only anti dust though. I'm very disappointed though because i ordered a bundle of sargent chalk n they got it all messed up n it never arrived. I had to settle for the prang brand which is ok
Tres Chic

Ahmedabad, India

#7393 Mar 11, 2014
It is totally addicting.....

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