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Your Pregnancy Cravings Revealed: Kool-Aid, Green Popsicles and More

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Cravings for crazy food combinations that confound — and gross out — everyone in your orbit is often part and parcel of being pregnant. We asked our Facebook community: What were some of your weirder pregnancy cravings? Here’s what they said:

“Chicago hot dogs with the works, including sports peppers, fries, pizza any kind and lots of chocolate.”
-ER

“Root Beer popsicles with my first, pastrami sandwiches with my second, and anything I could get into my mouth with my third.”
-BH

“Fake nacho cheese! The plasticky kind!”
-SS

“I have kept strictly kosher all my life, and I’m a pescatarian to boot (20 years). All I wanted was Popeye’s fried chicken. I saw a commercial and that was it. The only thing I wanted to eat for six months.”
-EL

“Spaghetti-Os and Totinos microwavable pepperoni pizzas. They are the only things I craved during pregnancy and the only things that didn’t make me vomit.”
-MA

“Hush puppies with malt vinegar in my three pregnancies (and no one makes hush puppies in Australia, for baby #2 so home made it was!).”
-TH

“Fruit-flavored Mentos. What the hell?! Those things are nasty, but the whole time I was pregnant with my second, I craved them like mad. It can’t be a coincidence that I threw up every day except the last couple of weeks…”
-AR

“Frozen cokes for all three pregnancies. They could only be from Burger King, because the others were always too syrupy. And I craved ice cubes like mad. I ended up finding out that all of my ice cravings could’ve meant that I had a vitamin deficiency!”
-LL

“Nothing with first pregnancy. With twin pregnancy, I could chug an entire gallon of milk from the jug still standing at the fridge with the door open. I did that almost every day sometimes I still drank even more milk. I don’t even like milk.”
-MM

First pregnancy: orange soda and peanut butter. I’d have one sip or taste, though, and not want it anymore. Also I couldn’t stomach milk the first trimester, and he ended up being severely lactose intolerant. Second: cheese with apples and grapes.”
-JK

“With the first, malt ball fudge ice cream. The second, no cravings, but totally put off from Chinese food and I lived in the SF Bay Area with lots of great restaurants; the smell would even make me sick…”
-WG

I live in Israel and there is this soft drink called black beer (100% NON-ALCOHOLIC y’all). Anyway for about a month, I drank vats of the stuff until one day, I could not even look at it. Then I was on to a month of if-I-don’t-get-some-tomato-juice-I-will-kill-someone!!

I also had my BFF ship me pink Canada wintergreen lozenges and giant chewy sweet-tarts.”
-DG

“With my daughter, I didn’t have any cravings, BUT, my husband needed to have the Greek salad from a particular local restaurant once a week. Pretty weird.”
-MH

“A friend craved watermelon, which is not cheap in Canada in winter. Mine was tomatoes and cucumber with mustard and black pepper.”
-PM

“For several months, the only food that stayed down was green popsicles.”
-BJ

“Sauerkraut and grapefruit juice. Both of my boys wound up with reflux!”
-MM

“Extra old white cheddar cheese and green olives (by the block and jar full).”
-SK

“Vicks [VapoRub]. Smell of Lysol. Cheddar biscuits and coconut juice.”
-DB

“Pizza with grape Kool-Aid and raw peanuts.”
-TW

“Mayo…straight out of the jar!!”
-CB

“German chocolate cake. I ate a whole cake at one sitting.”
-DB

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