Why do I often crave eating clay?

Why do I often crave eating clay?

There are 9230 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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Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7663 Apr 22, 2014
ann wrote:
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I am sure their are a lot of closet eaters. Epping Nina looks as if she buys that chalk in bulk because sounds like when she was reaching for second piece they were clinking together. It does look real good. That crunch.
Yes, I heard that clinking too! I was hoping the camera would pan down so I could see her stash of chalk... I wish there was a way to make my chalk harder and crunchier. I actually tried to see if baking it would make it crunchier but it was the opposite and it tasted horrible.
facefaceface

Lawrenceburg, IN

#7664 Apr 22, 2014
Baking made mine nasty too. What did help was putting a stick of chalk under the computer fan for like ten minutes before eating. This made it nice and dry and crunchy, but after a little bit, it would melt back down to a creamy, smooth texture and would maintain it's clean chalky taste.
yum yum.

Unfortunately, that computer broke and the replacement is in a weird location, so I can't dry my chalk anymore.:(
suri clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#7666 Apr 23, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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You are so lucky...I wish I could go to the market and pick up clay, but not possible here.
This island is limestone, and although there is supposed to be real clay here I haven't found it yet. So there is no culture of selling/eating clay, but I had heard of a couple of people craving stone and believe that there are lots of secret people like us here - just recently discovered in my own family eaters of cornstarch and baby powder!
So how do you satisfy your cravings??
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7667 Apr 23, 2014
facefaceface wrote:
Baking made mine nasty too. What did help was putting a stick of chalk under the computer fan for like ten minutes before eating. This made it nice and dry and crunchy, but after a little bit, it would melt back down to a creamy, smooth texture and would maintain it's clean chalky taste.
yum yum.
Unfortunately, that computer broke and the replacement is in a weird location, so I can't dry my chalk anymore.:(
I have a lap top so I don't that will work for me. I'm thinking of putting some in the fridge or freezer. Since I enjoy chewing ice too, it might b the best of both worlds.
Facefaceface

Alexandria, VA

#7668 Apr 23, 2014
Icychalk wrote:
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I have a lap top so I don't that will work for me. I'm thinking of putting some in the fridge or freezer. Since I enjoy chewing ice too, it might b the best of both worlds.
Mine was a laptop too. The vents were on the bottom, which was terrible for keeping the computer cool but great for drying chalk LOL.

The frozen chalk is a good idea...let us know how it works!
All things clay

Hamilton, Bermuda

#7669 Apr 23, 2014
suri clay wrote:
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So how do you satisfy your cravings??
I stock up when I travel, but it never lasts long enough lol.- last time I purchased seven different types.

When I don't have clay chunks I satisfy cravings with bentonite powder, DE and white chalk. I used to be a big cornstarch eater too, but don't crave that anymore.
suri clay

Paramaribo, Suriname

#7670 Apr 23, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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I stock up when I travel, but it never lasts long enough lol.- last time I purchased seven different types.
When I don't have clay chunks I satisfy cravings with bentonite powder, DE and white chalk. I used to be a big cornstarch eater too, but don't crave that anymore.
Where do you live?I once had a spoonful of cornstarch and it was simply horrible.So which other types of clay did you stock up on?Because we only have the kaolin clay over here.
StoneCrusher

Drancy, France

#7671 Apr 23, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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Somebody was on here a couple months ago talking about how she uses calcium carbonate and gypsum powders to make her own chalk (the one who called us stupid for paying for stuff we can make!) I am warming to this idea - anyone else who does or has done this? I'm wondering what the taste is like, and how it compares to ready made chalks.
I was the one. Anyway, you've got no really taste on it. I can post some pics if you want or make a video if i got time. It looks like the chunk that epping nina bite on the video. Exactly the same. Whity, like hardened coc**ne, crunchy, powdery The more you dry it on microwaves (after let it dry overnight), the more is crunchy and hard. Once more, chalk and especially gypsum/plaster is food safe and all natural. Just dont abuse.
SIL

Monroe Township, NJ

#7672 Apr 23, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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wow lucky u, it easy to buy clay in africa than europe. i wish i was homw where eating clay is seena as norm. i like the white salty clay it so creamy and delicious mmm yum yum
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Indian roasted clay

Killeen, TX

#7673 Apr 23, 2014
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Indian roasted clay

Killeen, TX

#7674 Apr 23, 2014
You can start sending your orders now. ..believe me this clay is really yummy
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7675 Apr 23, 2014
Indian roasted clay wrote:
You can start sending your orders now...believe me this clay is really yummy
Do u have samples?
Indian roasted clay

Killeen, TX

#7676 Apr 23, 2014
Icychalk wrote:
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Do u have samples?
You will have to pay for shipping and I will send you some samples
crazy 4stuff w

United States

#7678 Apr 23, 2014
All things clay wrote:
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How much did you buy! Lol!
I bought some today, but only two boxes because it isn't the super crunchy kind I like. It tastes ok though if left to air out for a couple days. I'm hoping though that the store that normally has the crunchier type will restock soon.
Somebody was on here a couple months ago talking about how she uses calcium carbonate and gypsum powders to make her own chalk (the one who called us stupid for paying for stuff we can make!) I am warming to this idea - anyone else who does or has done this? I'm wondering what the taste is like, and how it compares to ready made chalks.
It wasn't even that much!nit my usual big batch lol it was only 15 boxes lol i usually buy twice as much i know i know too much but i love it lol
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7679 Apr 24, 2014
crazy 4stuff w wrote:
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It wasn't even that much!nit my usual big batch lol it was only 15 boxes lol i usually buy twice as much i know i know too much but i love it lol
I wouldn't worry about other people. Unless they eat it too, they wouldn't suspect anything. And I like the explanation that u donate to a teacher friend or school if they ask... You're lucky that you found a chalk u love. I buy mostly 2 brands and sometimes I can buy 3 boxes and 1 box will have a strange flavor. with the other brand, I get pieces that have a bitter taste mixed with pieces that taste good. Either way, I can't find anything I truly love. Nothing is consistently good so my search goes on.:/
StoneCrusher

Drancy, France

#7680 Apr 24, 2014
Here some pics about my homemade Chalk crunchy lumps :

http://i62.tinypic.com/34y9x1l.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/35jmn45.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/2v0eiqh.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/b6dovp.jpg

I've made a little video. Just ask....
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7681 Apr 24, 2014
StoneCrusher wrote:
Here some pics about my homemade Chalk crunchy lumps :
http://i62.tinypic.com/34y9x1l.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/35jmn45.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/2v0eiqh.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/b6dovp.jpg
I've made a little video. Just ask....
Wow! They look like rocks... How do they taste? Would def love to see a video!
Facefaceface

Alexandria, VA

#7682 Apr 24, 2014
StoneCrusher wrote:
Here some pics about my homemade Chalk crunchy lumps :
http://i62.tinypic.com/34y9x1l.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/35jmn45.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/2v0eiqh.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/b6dovp.jpg
I've made a little video. Just ask....
They look delicious LOL.
What is the texture like when you eat them? Gritty or smooth?

I would need to cook them in some kind of mold though....chalk is easy to eat discreetly when you're outside, but these look like you would have to be eat them in the privacy of your own home hahaha.
StoneCrusher

Drancy, France

#7683 Apr 24, 2014
Icychalk wrote:
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Wow! They look like rocks... How do they taste? Would def love to see a video!
They taste nothing. Really. Like maybe uncooked flour or something... No salty,sugar or anything.
Facefaceface wrote:
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They look delicious LOL.
What is the texture like when you eat them? Gritty or smooth?
I would need to cook them in some kind of mold though....chalk is easy to eat discreetly when you're outside, but these look like you would have to be eat them in the privacy of your own home hahaha.
These are smooth when you eat them. With a lovely crunch. Yep, these huge chunks are to be eaten in a quiet and lonely place for sure :p I make different size when i mold them, the little ones are already gone :p But, they are very powdery. When you take one chunk, you got powder on your fingers, and your lips. You have to wipe your hands and your mouth carefully. Ask for the recipe.

I'll upload the videos in few minutes. Just wait.
Icychalk

Forest Hills, NY

#7684 Apr 24, 2014
Facefaceface wrote:
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They look delicious LOL.
What is the texture like when you eat them? Gritty or smooth?
I would need to cook them in some kind of mold though....chalk is easy to eat discreetly when you're outside, but these look like you would have to be eat them in the privacy of your own home hahaha.
You could probably put them in the ice cube trays that make ice tubes that fit in water bottles. But if its that powdery and messy u may still have to b discreet or others will think you're a drug addict. Lol

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