Why do I often crave eating clay?

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Q I have a habit that I have developed off and on for the past two years. I love the taste of clay. Full Story

Since: Apr 11

Milwaukee, WI

#112 Apr 12, 2011
Chalk lover wrote:
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Where do you get your white dirt from? I live in the UK and all the white dirt companies in the USA don't deliver to the UK. Does the white dirt taste like chalk? Is it gritty in the mouth or does it stick to your gums in big clumps? I've just received some 'terramin calcium bentonite clay chunks' It taste salty and it sticks to my gums in big clumps - its not gritty at all - just not what I expected at all. I eat chalk but crave the earthy taste. Is white dirt soft, gritty and earthy in taste and texture? If it is like chalk do you think you'd be able to get some to me in the UK - I'll pay for cost and shipping of course.
Thank you
I also like the earthy taste. I could not stand that white dirt. It was disgusting to me. not gritty and no earthy taste at all. it don;t even smell right. I also tried calcium bentonite chunks and that was gross. I am trying to find that white dirt (kaolin) before they take it and take all that good stuff out that gives it that earth taste. Its a a greyish yellow colour. I think that white clay has all the tasty minerals washed out that gives the earth taste. I want the gritty stuff. It does look like chalk and the texture of chalk, but it is nasty.
Chalk lover

Liverpool, UK

#113 Apr 12, 2011
swabbi wrote:
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I also like the earthy taste. I could not stand that white dirt. It was disgusting to me. not gritty and no earthy taste at all. it don;t even smell right. I also tried calcium bentonite chunks and that was gross. I am trying to find that white dirt (kaolin) before they take it and take all that good stuff out that gives it that earth taste. Its a a greyish yellow colour. I think that white clay has all the tasty minerals washed out that gives the earth taste. I want the gritty stuff. It does look like chalk and the texture of chalk, but it is nasty.
Thanks swabbi
So that white dirt is not gritty and has no earthy taste? Oh well I guess I'll have to stick to white chalk sticks until something comes up. Do let me know when u find the perfect clay. I think I'll still give white dirt a go, you never know I might end up liking it. What does it taste like? Is it salty like those calcium bentonite chunks? And does it stick like large clumps to your gums? or does it all go down when you swallow it and not all stick in your mouth? When I had those clay chunks I literally had to use my finger and prize the sticky clumps from my gums and suck it off my finger - yuk. I'll search for Kaolin too. Most of the kaolin suppliers I've seen when looking on the net are from China and they can only be contacted through the business system that you find them on, on the net. I tried to contact one through the system and they haven't even replied back - and that was ages ago. Plus you have to order in bulk - which costs hundreds of pounds. Please let me know if you find anything.
angela

Bronx, NY

#114 Apr 12, 2011
Chalk lover wrote:
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Where do you get your white dirt from? I live in the UK and all the white dirt companies in the USA don't deliver to the UK. Does the white dirt taste like chalk? Is it gritty in the mouth or does it stick to your gums in big clumps? I've just received some 'terramin calcium bentonite clay chunks' It taste salty and it sticks to my gums in big clumps - its not gritty at all - just not what I expected at all. I eat chalk but crave the earthy taste. Is white dirt soft, gritty and earthy in taste and texture? If it is like chalk do you think you'd be able to get some to me in the UK - I'll pay for cost and shipping of course.
Thank you
well ..... it does not taste like chalk. because i bought chalk crayola white ones and they tasted so bad to me ... no earthy flavour. white dirt, when it is dry tasted very good.. and a lot of people love the white dirt. if you read the comments on this most ppl say they eat white dirt . and white dirt doens't stick like clumps in your mouth . i mean it sticks a little bit bt not too much. i know how bentonite chunks just get stuck to your teeth. white dirt doesn't stick like that. it tastes really good to me. i am going to go find out the cost and stuff to ship to UK. well so far the cheapest white dirt i have found is from mutt and jeff inc. this is their website http://www.muttandjeffporkskins.com/id32.htm
they sell 10 lbs for $10. there are some that will send you like a case for $52 and there is one that sells 2 lbs for 10 dollars, which is ridiculous . i mean its just dirt.$10 for 2 lbs is just crazy. here is a video you can watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
please give me your email and i will get in touch with you and find out about the prices for shipping to Uk and let you know :)
angela

Bronx, NY

#115 Apr 12, 2011
flyy girl wrote:
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hey can you order some clay from india for me. you can get back to me on my email darcy303@hotmail.com. thanks
i m also indian ... and m not sure of an indian clay that is roasted and sold for eating...... the only clay sold in india is fuller's earth ( multani mitti) which is fried i believe and yellowish in color and used as a face pack and stuff... i mean pregnant women eat it . sometimes people eat it. and it does not cost $5 per kg. I remember you could buy almost 5 pounds or so for about 10 indian rupees. One dollar is about 45 rupees. so i am not sure what clay is it that costs about $5 a kg in india. Just letting you know

Since: Apr 11

New Delhi, India

#116 Apr 12, 2011
Eating clay days are gone now. You are in mechanical age not in stone age. Eat some screws.
Chalk lover

Edinburgh, UK

#117 Apr 13, 2011
angela wrote:
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well ..... it does not taste like chalk. because i bought chalk crayola white ones and they tasted so bad to me ... no earthy flavour. white dirt, when it is dry tasted very good.. and a lot of people love the white dirt. if you read the comments on this most ppl say they eat white dirt . and white dirt doens't stick like clumps in your mouth . i mean it sticks a little bit bt not too much. i know how bentonite chunks just get stuck to your teeth. white dirt doesn't stick like that. it tastes really good to me. i am going to go find out the cost and stuff to ship to UK. well so far the cheapest white dirt i have found is from mutt and jeff inc. this is their website http://www.muttandjeffporkskins.com/id32.htm
they sell 10 lbs for $10. there are some that will send you like a case for $52 and there is one that sells 2 lbs for 10 dollars, which is ridiculous . i mean its just dirt.$10 for 2 lbs is just crazy. here is a video you can watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =oGIur8IWb9AXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
please give me your email and i will get in touch with you and find out about the prices for shipping to Uk and let you know :)
Hi Angela,

Thank you so much I would love for you to ship some white dirt to me in the UK if you can. My email is: disham68@yahoo.co.uk I really look forward to hearing from you. I've tasted those crayola - they taste horrid. I tried the anti-dust pack of 12 white sticks. They have a clear coating around them which stops the chalk rubbing off on your hands. They weren't nice at all. I have a favourite brand of chalk made in the UK called stadium chalk. they taste yummy. They are soft, gritty and melt in the mouth - they just don't have that earthy taste I crave.
Were the crayola chalks you tasted the anti-dust kind?
Muskan

Nottingham, UK

#118 Apr 15, 2011
I am from India too and used to eat clay a lot and still craving for it now. Could you please tell me where I can buy it in London? I always ask my parents to send me some but as it is not very good for the health they don't send me any.
1sexylady77

Shreveport, LA

#119 Apr 20, 2011
1sexylady77 wrote:
Sour dirt, Hi are you able to get some of the yellow clay dirt for me? I will pay for you to ship it to me. Thanks, yjackson77@yahoo.com
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Hi Sourdirt, just wondering if you could get me some of the yellow clay, I will pay for shipping. If you can please respond and I will send my email thanks...
angela

Bronx, NY

#120 Apr 21, 2011
hay chalk lover i sent you an email...... hope u got it......
angela

Bronx, NY

#122 Apr 21, 2011
but i just checked the prices for european countries and stuff and it costs crazy money to ship to UK and stuff...... USA is not that expensive.......
Chalk lover

Milton Keynes, UK

#123 Apr 21, 2011
angela wrote:
hay chalk lover i sent you an email...... hope u got it......
Hi Angela,

I've replied to your message you sent me via email.
Thanks
jackie

Elyria, OH

#124 Apr 22, 2011
I jus want to know where I can buy some alabama or georgia red clay dirt. I have pica really bad. If you know of a place I can buy these from please e-mail me a whitekeja@aol.com
jackie

Elyria, OH

#125 Apr 22, 2011
I am willing to pay a finders fee!!!!!!
flyy girl

Chingford, UK

#126 Apr 22, 2011
Chalk lover wrote:
I love eating chalk and have been eating it for years. I like the way it melts in the mouth and the texture. Years ago chalks used to have the lovely earthy taste but now they only seem to have the right texture and not the earthy taste.
I want to start eating clay cuz I know it has that earthy taste and its natural.
Does anyone know what types of clay have the earthy taste and are also soft to bit and melt in the mouth?
I live in the UK, does anyone know where I can get any from? Most US companies don't ship clay to the UK. But if you know of any that do please let me know.
Please help, I am craving the earthy taste right now.
It's nice to know I'm not the only one who eats this.
i live in london too you can get clay in tottenham bruce grove. there is a shop called bruce grove supermarket. 243, w4 and123 are the buses to take. or there is a shop called kotoko look it up and call them.
flyy girl

Chingford, UK

#127 Apr 22, 2011
Muskan wrote:
I am from India too and used to eat clay a lot and still craving for it now. Could you please tell me where I can buy it in London? I always ask my parents to send me some but as it is not very good for the health they don't send me any.
i get my clay from an indian supermarket called brue grove supermarket take the bus 243, w4 or 123 dendng on where u live i live in wood green so 243 is thebest bus to take.get back to me on darcy303@homail.com
Chalk lover

Milton Keynes, UK

#128 Apr 23, 2011
flyy girl wrote:
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i live in london too you can get clay in tottenham bruce grove. there is a shop called bruce grove supermarket. 243, w4 and123 are the buses to take. or there is a shop called kotoko look it up and call them.
Thanks flyy girl, I live in Birmingham. I got family in edmonton so I know that shop ain't far. What's the clay like? Is it earthy in taste? Is it a lil gritty and soft or is it hard. I hope it doesn't form big clumps on ur gums like that calcium bentonite clay I tried.
cecilia ramirez

Peru

#129 Apr 26, 2011
[hola yo como tierra , empeze a comer solo hace 4 meses y solo comia un poco digamos 1 gr diario pero despues como mas 200gr diarios que es mucho.
es una sencion de desesperacion sientes el sabor y el olor de la tierra, comes un poco pero siempre quieres mas.

Since: Apr 11

Milwaukee, WI

#130 Apr 28, 2011
Chalk lover wrote:
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Thanks flyy girl, I live in Birmingham. I got family in edmonton so I know that shop ain't far. What's the clay like? Is it earthy in taste? Is it a lil gritty and soft or is it hard. I hope it doesn't form big clumps on ur gums like that calcium bentonite clay I tried.
I am eating ball clay. It has that earthy taste that i am looking for!!!!! I only can find it in powder form but i guess thats ok. it doesn't stick to your gums. You can probably find it online anywhere. just google ball clay. I rather have it in chunks though to have that crunch.
Chalk lover

Barnsley, UK

#131 Apr 28, 2011
swabbi wrote:
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I am eating ball clay. It has that earthy taste that i am looking for!!!!! I only can find it in powder form but i guess thats ok. it doesn't stick to your gums. You can probably find it online anywhere. just google ball clay. I rather have it in chunks though to have that crunch.
Where do you get yours from?(and does the company deliver to the UK?) Have you tried making your own chunks by adding a little water so that it's firm and then heating it in the oven?

Since: Apr 11

Milwaukee, WI

#132 Apr 29, 2011
Chalk lover wrote:
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Where do you get yours from?(and does the company deliver to the UK?) Have you tried making your own chunks by adding a little water so that it's firm and then heating it in the oven?
I ordered it from ebay. does ebay ship to the UK? I'm not sure. you might can find it in an arts and craft store or something. not sure. Yeah I guess i could try adding a little water and heating it.

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