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
miss clayer

UK

#3042 Dec 10, 2012
Hi chalk lover! I have never tried the crayola chalks but if it has that same filmy coating around it then yes! I love those types! Thanks for your email :)
miss clayer

UK

#3043 Dec 11, 2012
Why is everyone so quiet??@Mz Libra, yes I had tried baby powder, the J&J mild baby powder..didn't acquire the taste so never went back, its only clay and chalk for me.. I noticed that the craving only comes up when I'm bored or after I have eaten something sweet..
mobu consumer

South Africa

#3044 Dec 11, 2012
@ clayer I was also wondering why everybody went quiet. About the chalk I used to eat soft white dust free chalk as a substitution when I couldn't get a hold of my clay... But now I never find that kind of chalk in stores anymore... Its just that other hard chalk... I don't like it... Not very edible... Which stores did u get ur chalk from?
miss clayer

UK

#3045 Dec 11, 2012
The 1 I used to eat was robercolour chalk, it is pure calcium carbonate and really really creamy,its heavy and not gritty at all and it has that coating around it..heaven! I came upon it in CNA and after I bought their 4 boxes of 10 sticks, they never restocked it again so I was hugely disappointed! What was the name of the chalk that you used to eat mobu?
mobu consumer

South Africa

#3046 Dec 11, 2012
@miss clayer well i think it was penguin... I'm not sure of the name I would take it from school... It came in a box with brown stripes... But I also bought it a coupla times @ this other stationary shop, but the brand was not penguin it was some other brand with a blue box of ten sticks... Its been years since I had chalk... I should go check by CNA for that one. I just bought clay from my supplier, she gave me an extra pack, she says its a x-mas prezzy lol.
Chalk lover

Birmingham, UK

#3047 Dec 11, 2012
miss clayer wrote:
Hi chalk lover! I have never tried the crayola chalks but if it has that same filmy coating around it then yes! I love those types! Thanks for your email :)
Hi miss clayer, yes I have those type of chalks - I have loads of them - I don't like them.
miss clayer

UK

#3048 Dec 11, 2012
Where about did you get your chalk from mobu? What is the store name?@chalk lover, are you selling them?
Caribbean clay lover

Kingston, Jamaica

#3049 Dec 11, 2012
Hey guys, how y'all doing? Found this lil vid an like. Thought i'd share w/ you: http://youtu.be/MGjsZy7Fuyk

I like the others am seein here too.
mobu consumer

South Africa

#3050 Dec 11, 2012
@ miss clayer its a shop called NMR stationers, it was o sole owned store... I've never seen it anywhere else but back home
Clayaholic

UK

#3051 Dec 11, 2012
Caribbean clay lover wrote:
Hey guys, how y'all doing? Found this lil vid an like. Thought i'd share w/ you: http://youtu.be/MGjsZy7Fuyk
I like the others am seein here too.
Ooo I didn't know men ate clay too! Imagine if we had a 'communal' YouTube channel where we'd post videos of the types of clay/chalk/dirt/DE we like to eat. Not neccersarily showing the face because I know that some ppl have issues with that but making the clay the focal point that would be soooo good!
miss clayer

UK

#3052 Dec 11, 2012
The chalks they sell here are not creamy at all, they have this cardboard taste :( and are super gritty. Craving those beige clay chunks right now and thinking where that huge bag that my mom dumped must be right now!
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#3053 Dec 11, 2012
Mz libra wrote:
Has anyone ever tried baby powder? I've been thinking about clay dirt chalk powder cornstarch all day. I have a little cornstarch left...to have them all at once.....what a dream
I tried it a few months ago. I'd tried it before but got nothing out of it but a few months ago got a sudden urge to try it again - the Johnson's cornstarch with aloe and vitamin E. Loved it! I could have got hooked, but I resisted after about a day or so as I just didn't like the idea of eating powder.

When you say 'dirt', do you mean clay (like white dirt) or something different?
Blenadeth

Suitland, MD

#3054 Dec 11, 2012
i think the best idea i got after i read this whole thing is to stay away from it, cause at one point i almost got addicted to the calaba. thanks for the advice Beinda and Gossip Girl or (GG) Catch u'all latter.
Dina

Suitland, MD

#3055 Dec 11, 2012
u better not go back to eat that stuff Blenadeth cause' you made the best choice. my advice is any body who is addictive to calabar try hard to stop it u really don't wanna suffer in future because of what you're eating now
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#3056 Dec 11, 2012
Caribbean clay lover wrote:
Hey guys, how y'all doing? Found this lil vid an like. Thought i'd share w/ you: http://youtu.be/MGjsZy7Fuyk
I like the others am seein here too.
Hi Caribbean clay lover. Thanks for the video!
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#3057 Dec 11, 2012
Been spending a few minutes trying to find some nice pictures of clay and came across this article about clay eating in Vietman

http://veryvietnam.com/2011-04-18/seniors-car...

I've seen it before, it may even have been posted here, but if you haven't read it I think it's interesting and further evidence that many people around the world eat or used to eat clay.
clay junkie

UK

#3058 Dec 12, 2012
Last time I checked they were out of stock....
A clay eater wrote:
Has anyone bought Odowa from Wahu foods? See the link below
http://www.wahufoods.com/products/Odowa -(Chewing-stones).html
Mz libra

New York, NY

#3059 Dec 12, 2012
All things clay wrote:
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I tried it a few months ago. I'd tried it before but got nothing out of it but a few months ago got a sudden urge to try it again - the Johnson's cornstarch with aloe and vitamin E. Loved it! I could have got hooked, but I resisted after about a day or so as I just didn't like the idea of eating powder.

When you say 'dirt', do you mean clay (like white dirt) or something different?
Hey ATC I was referring to white dirt. I've eaten baby powder the regular one by Johnson& Johnson. Also I want to try some soil cakes. And I want to try some red dirt like the kind found in Alabama and Mississippi. Red dirt roads look so good
Chalk lover

Birmingham, UK

#3061 Dec 13, 2012
miss clayer wrote:
Where about did you get your chalk from mobu? What is the store name?@chalk lover, are you selling them?
Hi miss clayer, yes I can sell you the chalks. Just email me disham68@yahoo.co.uk
Mz libra

New York, NY

#3062 Dec 13, 2012
Awesome video on YouTube...on my phone so I can't post link. Go to YouTube and type in kaolin beach......this man is taking a kaolin clay bath and is surrounded nothing but kaolin!!!!!!!!!!

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