Do your kids ever eat weird foods?

United States
October 18, 2008 1:08am CST
Last night, my daughter insisted on eating dry Jiffy mix uncooked. Jiffy mix is an instant cornbread/pancake mix that you can buy in stores. The dry Jiffy mix didn't contain raw egg, so it was just basically flour, corn meal and what ever else is in the mix. I tried to convince her to let me make corn bread pancakes, but she just wanted to eat the dry mix, like cereal with a spoon. I have no idea why she would want to eat that. I tried it out, just to see what it was like and it kind of tastes like cake batter. Didn't taste too bad. Do your kids like to eat weird foods on occasion?
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• United States
18 Oct 08
lol! okay ive never heard of anybody even TRYING to eat dry Jiffy mix! wonder where she got that idea from? was it sweet at all? my 13yr old will occasionally want to make her very special very own invention (lol) very weird, breakfast of champions. piece of toast, egg over-easy topped with strawberry jam. yuck! even though i know its all "breakfast" foods and often a piece of jam and toast are on the same plate as an egg...just the idea of having the jam ON the egg, along with the runny yolk..just does NOT sound tasty to me!
• United States
18 Oct 08
Really, I have no idea where she got the idea. But, she's only four, so you know kids that age. They're bound to try to eat anything for a snack. It tasted kind of sweet like cake batter, just dry. It ended up being a big mess. As for the jam on eggs, I've tried that! I didn't do it on purpose. But one time, some of my strawberry jam got over onto the last part of my egg whites and I ate it. It was really good. And, since I don't really like eggs too much, it made them bearable! Thanks for your comments.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
18 Oct 08
My son has requested mayonnaise and butter sandwiches before when he was with my mom. She made them for him and he loves them. Just bread, mayo, and butter, nothing else.
• United States
18 Oct 08
That's awesome! I would need a slice of tomato or cucumber on my mayo/butter sandwich. Or, just anything. But kids will be kids! I can't wait to see what mine asks for next.
@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
18 Oct 08
As a kid I used to eat raw eggs mixed with ginger and garlic paste,but the point is,I never suffered from any gastrointestinal problem regarding it.. It a weird food,I can realize now. My mom used to get troubled by my habit.
• United States
18 Oct 08
There may have been something in the food that your body craved.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
i think so, for my wife eats wierd food also. or maybe it is wierd for me. they both eat kimchee when they are eating fried fish. for me that is wierd. my son is only two and he eats that, i am 35 and does not eat something like that. har har har. my child eats a lot of sour fruits and for me that is wierd for i dont eat sour fruits.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
19 Oct 08
My boys usually eat chicken wing pizza or buffalo chicken subs...that's pretty much their entire diet! I haven't ever thought about even tasting the Jiffy mix dry! How weird is that! Now put the liquid in it and I would probably eat that...I love raw cake mix and cookie dough. Oh, speaking of that....my boys do go and buy the slice and bake cookies and just eat the dough without cooking it.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
I guess I have boring kids. They just want hamburgers or pizza. Boring. Cheers!!
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
18 Oct 08
Yes, My daughter started a few weeks back, I dont know where she got it from , but always insistes on having lettuce and pepper sandwiches now ....