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I Eat Chalk

Hey group! I see I'm not alone...

it started in my childhood...I remember nibbling on the wall..loved the smell of wet gypsum and plaster...everytime I passed a construction area my mouth would start watering and now I'm on that chalk chewing thing sometime I eat a whole piece  too box with 12 sticks of chalk last only 3 days....does anybody know about the health consequences? sorry for my English...I'm from Germany

creamtart77 creamtart77 31-35 113 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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hey guys im a proud chalk eater ive even told some friends about it. chalk is not dangerous at all as long as your eating white NONTOXIC chalk. I love the Crayola brand so I recommend that I have been eating chalk for about 4 years now I have always been tempted but was too scared to act upon it but eventually I was like **** it I cant hold and im so happy I did but it not only delicious it also calms me down as well hey its better than smoking lol

I love clay, i used to eat chalk but then i moved on to clay i find it hard to stop i get my clay from school in the art room but im not an art student so i have to be very descreste i like they grey hard clay i think the air drying one, i just wanna know any affects it could have to my health appart from constpation.

I don't know if this is bad or not, since I haven't heard of anyone else who does, but I crave wet terra cotta clay (unbaked, still malleable). When I can't get ahold of it because it is a tad expensive, I eat white crayola chalk. I know that many of you in here said you eat the chalk without any health problems, but will I have problems with clay? I'm worried...

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Mmmmmm yummy chalk

I also seriously have a problem of eating chalk, at school I usually take some from my teachers and they would ask me what am I going to use it for. I would lie and say I use it for art but no actually I eat it, even if its during the holidays and I get chalk cravings, I go and buy a box for myself at any shops,,,when I don't have a bar or a stick of chalk a day it just feels like I'm running out of blood in body, so I really need serious help I don't know if this is normal or not :(

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Hello out there-----you are not alone, I have been eating chalk for years. I may have PICA or some other kind of issue but I don't care, I love eating chalk. To avoid constipation, please drink at least 30 oz of plain water to aid in your system naturally getting rid of the chalk in your body. It will be chalk-y. I even lost 120 pounds eating chalk. The chalk does not allow your body to keep the fat/calories/sugars/cholesterol/etc that some of the foods we eat contain in high numbers. I usually eat about 1.5 boxes of white chalk--do not eat the colored chalk because of the dyes which really can hurt you. I follow behind it with at least 30 oz of water and then about 1 or 2 hours later, I drink another 30 oz of plain water. The water is what pushes it out of the body along with the food and bad things associated with the food. Your body is not holding onto the fat/oils/sugars/cholesterol/etc thus not allowing the body to gain weight either. Chalk does not ***** the blood either, but take vitamins to supplement what your body is not getting from the foods you are eating and that the chalk is moving out of the body. The price I pay for 1 box of Crayola chalk (which I think is the best, stay away from plaster of paris, which hurts people's stomach because it is not natural) is $ 1.19. I go to about 5 different stores and just buy all they have. I love eating white chalk, it is a feeling of complete joy!!!

i am looking for the name of chalk that is heavier than normal chalk... it tastes better. Can anyone please help me?????

what kind of chalk are you eating now??? Crayola chalk (white) is the best. Anything heavier ----would be plaster of paris, which is not natural and causes serious gastric issues.

BABY POWDER, CHEAP and gets the job done..get the quality stuff though.

Baby Powder will give a person a blockage. When baby powder gets wet it binds itself up and when you eat it( I used to eat it for 4 years till I had to have surgery to remove a 12 pound blockage in my lower intestine, this was not pretty nor pain-less!!) it just stays there getting wet and then it hardens to the point where you will not have a bowel movement and get pains in your stomach area. You develop a blockage that Milk of Magnesia, Natural and Stimulant Laxatives will not--could not correct. You WILL need surgery to remove the blockage. if you are eating baby powder or any other kind of powder, please stop ---chalk is the best way to go!!

I eat chalk as well, I thought it was due to my iron deficiency but i found that people who eat chalk usually have a calciumdeficiency. I eat about a box and a 1/2 a day

i also eat small bits of left over chalk at school, which is usually thrown off...but my parents are going mad about it!!!!!!!

Hoi! I have to admit that I eat chalk too. I'm thankfull that you all are being honoust about it, it makes me feel like I am not alone in this..

But I have a question; what does the chalk do to your teeth? I like it most to grind it between my canines, but I think that now, they are starting to shorten.
I don't know how to ask my dentist..
Sorry for my English, I'm from Belgium...

I have the same problem as you. The gritty chalk has ground down all my teeth!! So much so the dentist wants to cap them all. Very expensive and scary. Gritty/sandy chalk WILL grind down your teeth permanently if you eat it for a long time. I have learned this the hard way. :(

I'm really glad that I'm nt alone in this cos I actually thought I ws possessed. I eat chalk, dry walk, dust,I luv the smell of dust, I also eat clay, I prefer d red clay its so delicious, I also eat this local chalk the taste and smell is irresistable. I'm nt addicted to them bt wud eat them if the opportunity come my way

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I used to eat chalk. it started in primary school I eat it for a dare and it tasted good but I pretended it didn't. then I told my friend (boy) and when he went to detention he used to sneak me some then I would consume it at home. when I went to high school I told my friend and me and her stole tons of chalk from the art room and we would go to my house or hers and eat some! my favourite was the black chalk because it had a metal taste. I kept doing that until the start of 3rd year because I didn't choose art as a subject. so I would go in to the city and buy some from local shops, preferably crayola white and sometimes the coloured! it was so tasty! and about 2 months ago I stopped because when I would go to do a number 2 the poo would stick to my toilet and I would get constipated. so after Christmas I started consuming coal as I have an open fire, I always take my time eating it as I like to find pieces of coal that aren't rock hard. I'm trying my hardest to stop but I can't. my mum is taking me to the doctors to get my bloods done because she thinks I'm low on iron, so hopefully if I get iron pills I will stop my addiction:)

I still eat chalk. I tried to stop but it didn't work out. I'd just go back after being deprived for so long. But now my face feels funny. Anyone else having this?

chalk tends to dry your skin that's also one of the reasons why some people that eat chalk get constipated i mix it with water.

Im so Glad I'm not the only one. I started when I was younger with dry wall, and then got worse when I started breaking my bathroom tiles. But i noticed it started making my stomach hurt so I went with chalk which is tastier and easier to get. 😅 Nobody knows and it's kinda embarrassing. Especially in times when I don't have chalk (like today) and I'm in a grumpy mood cause I NEED to have some.

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that Crayola's large colored sidewalk chalk has had some awful tasting ingredient added that makes it... sour? I can't describe the taste but even airing it out doesn't help! I was forced to eat the waxy square sticks that taste sweet. They aren't crayons, they are still chalk ("washable") but they don't taste anywhere near as good as decent, wonderful colored (yes! The more natural the color, the more earthy the taste!) sidewalk chalk! I hate to change brands because with Crayola you know it's non-toxic but the dollar store stuff might come from china and have lead or whatnot in it...

Anybody else notice the huge disgusting flavor change? I wonder if they did it on purpose???

I myself don't like Crayola chalk the sidewalk chalk taste nasty,yuck!!!!!! And the white Crayola chalk if you read the label It's Made in China I prefer PRANG white chalk and its made in France and it tastes good you can find it online or at Staples.

cool thanks for the tip I'm going to Staples

omg...yes the Crayola sidewalk chalk does have a weird sweet taste. It's something different in them than regular chalk.

Yes I noticed the change as well. Now I only eat white Crayola chalk

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My mom knows I eat chalk but won't let me because she read I causes intestinal blockage. How can I convince her otherwise

That is not true. I have been eating chalk since I was 5years old my mother also knows I eat chalk but I drink a little bit of water I am 33 now I still eat chalk

Hey wow!
its so cool to see i'm not the only one. My friends think i'm crazy, but i really cant help it. It is especially had for me because i'm still on school, I mean the place filled with chalk ! Also my mom was a teacher and i always ended up stealing her chalk. I don't eat the colored ones, because i'm afraid of any chemicals it may contain. I always like to check if the box says non-toxic, because I've read that it may lead to poisoning.

i also eat chalk ilike the cryola big colored ones i like all the colors except the balck and brown ones. i just like the texture and the feeling in my mouth and since school is out i cant get any more my stash ranout and i cant buy more cause i live far from a store i could walk there but it will raise suspicions in my family no one knows i eat chalk and and we all go to the store im scared they are going to see me buy it please help im trying to stop. and im scared when school begins im going to get addictated again helpp meeeeeee

I started eating chalk when I was younger does anyone know if it can affect me from having kids????????????

no I cannot affect you a lot of pregnant women eat chalk too.

I share the same taste as most of you here.. I am a mother of 2 kids now and i eat up their chalk begore they use it! Well i tried to find a substitute so that i do not set a bad example for my kids by eating their chalk. Nuts are very similar to the consistency of chalk, dry clay, etc.. Especially peanuts, walnuts, pine nuts, almonds..mix the nuts with some raisins to have a better total result as you chew.
Lucky that i am not allergic to nuts!!

I tried the nuts and I do not like them as much as I like chalk

I am 13 and I am recently addicted to eating crayola chalk. I eat it when I am bored or by my self. I love the texture and taste. I ate a how box of it and now I don't have it. I am almost going insane! What should I do? I want to go to a grocery store to buy some but I don't want anyone to find out! What should I do?

I feel your pain....

people do not have to know you can buy them and if someone asks tell them its for an art class they don't need to know

i started eating sand when i was 3 or 4 years old and i remember liking it. i remember eating white dirt throughout my childhood also. once i was 11 doing art in high school, i started eating the grey air drying clay. it was sooo delicious! especially when it's dry, dusty, crispy and it melts in my mouth. once i got in university and having my own money at 18, i would order 12kg of clay and i'd dry it out in bits, or even bake em' like cookies in the oven lol. just like cookies taste great with milk, my clay cookies tasted great with strawberry yazoo! i tried giving it up because i started looking like a zombie. but i remember when i was without it and just thinking about it would make my mouth water intensively, i would crave so bad i'd go crazy. i now eat chalk, which is less aggressive than clay but still has that plain dry taste i like. i don't think i'm as bad as i used to be as i can go for a while without chalk, but i do believe it's because i have pica because i had to take 3 iron tablets a day when i was in high school...but i much preferred the raw iron in clay........

I love the taste of Crayola white anti dust chalk. I bought two boxes from Walmart this week and was very dissapointed when took a bite and discover that it taste different. Im desperate because it was the only chalk i like.

Same thing happened to me but i'm such an addicted moron i ate it anyway

I used to buy the 52 count crayola chalk, but then they changed the formula...I going insane looking for substitute.

Try PRANG white chalk you can find it at Staples or onlinethis chalk is made in France and not China like Crayola and you'll like the taste.

don't be depressed Crayola chalk is now made in China but you can try PRANG white chalk this one is made in France and it has a great taste you can find it at Staples

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Buy some clean white dirt, it tastes like rain when it hits a hot ground on a hot sunny day.

What about just chalk? Not white dirt?

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i ave been eating chalk for the past year n i rely on it heavily n i dont know y... i try stop eating it but the more i stop the more i want it....