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Tell Tesco about the funny things your DCs say about where their food comes from and you could win a £200 voucher NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-Oct-14 14:51:02

Tesco have asked us to find out what the most amusing things Mumsnetters' DCs have said about their food.

Here’s what Tesco say, “Studies show that almost a third of primary school pupils believe that cheese comes from plants. Our Farm to Fork initiative is trying to help children to understand where their food comes from. Farm to Fork Trail Guides are dispelling all sorts of food myths for the children visiting our stores, but we’d love to hear what your DCs say at home”

So, what crackers have your kids come up with around the table? Perhaps they have their own creative theories on where their food comes from? Or do they have some particularly interesting names for their food?

Whatever it is, we’d love to hear it!

Everyone who adds their thoughts to the thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 Tesco voucher.

Please note that any comments posted on this thread may be used by Tesco in further marketing material (anonymously, of course).

Thanks and good luck,


WowOoo Mon 20-Oct-14 16:14:54

Ds2 has often had to be corrected when he tells me that eggs come from cows. He learnt all about what 'dairy' meant at school and farming and kept coming out with that gem for ages. I think he's still convinced.

Purplehonesty Mon 20-Oct-14 18:00:55

We were taking about this in the car today funnily enough. We grow lots of veg and so he knows about that and eggs, milk, chicken etc.
But he is totally convinced that all other meat comes from chickens. Beef, pork you name it, it comes from chickens!

PenelopeGarciasCrazyHair Mon 20-Oct-14 18:06:37

While talking about milk coming from cows, dd stated matter of factly "yes, and butter comes from dogs".

'Dog butter' has since been a staple of our weekly shop.

DS said he liked honey, but only the one made by bees' hands, not their feet, as that smells cheesy.

MrsSpencerReid Mon 20-Oct-14 18:07:54

Ds1 is 2 1/2, he believes all food comes from 'The Man' that is, the tesco delivery man that brings out shopping, whenever I tell him we've run out of something he says 'the man will bring some more' he was delighted when the delivery was early and he got to meet the man who brought bananas AND Thomas yogurts grin

AllSorted Mon 20-Oct-14 18:14:28

The other day DD (age 3.5) said "yogurt comes from cows like milk doesn't it mummy?"
Whilst not too far from the truth, it left me with a vision of a coffee machine type udder...milk from one teet, yogurt from another, ice cream etc

Purpleflamingos Mon 20-Oct-14 18:17:21

My then just turned 2 yr old dd who loves ham sandwiches, 'does ham come from hamsters?'

She makes burgers at home now (she hates burgers btw) from 2 mini cheddars, a small piece of ham and a small piece of cheese aged 3yrs.

Mine pretty much know what is what and where it comes from, as one family members child once declared milk came from the corner shop in class and didn't believe that it came from cows.

Muddlewitch Mon 20-Oct-14 18:30:05

When DD1 was about 4 she asked me if the fish got paid for making fish fingers...

TheSpottedZebra Mon 20-Oct-14 18:32:26

My DS is not utterly convinced that hot dogs are not actually made of dogs. The horsemeat scandal didn't really help, as he heard (in the supermarket freezer aisle), a woman say that she isn't buying burgers anymore as they all have horse in them.

He also calls milk 'cow milk', and cheese 'cow cheese'. He's not a bf activist, he just really hated goats' milk and never wants make the mistake of trying it again.

icanhaveadarksideifyouwantmeto Mon 20-Oct-14 18:34:23

when my dd was 18 mths old, i was working full time and her dad was sah.

me and dd went to church and dh didnt

every sunday... when they rang the bells for communion my dd would shout... Dinner time!

It wasnt till they took me to the cafe where they always go that i realised they had the same sounding bells to announce when an order was ready!

still makes me giggle now and she is 10!

Patilla Mon 20-Oct-14 18:38:22

DS aged six is firmly convinced that there are eating chickens and normal chickens and that they are two distinct animals.

As an aside, he was recently up when the Tesco delivery came and it was the highlight of this week, although he strangely believes that a Tesco delivery men WILL drop everything to come and deliver the item you need, particularly if it's jelly or biscuits?

Stuckinastorm Mon 20-Oct-14 18:41:37

"Beef, does that come from a chicken?...what animal does chicken come from?"

CMOTDibbler Mon 20-Oct-14 18:42:45

As a small child, it took ds some time to get to grips with duck that we eat being the same as ducks on the pond. He was insistent that they couldn't be the same.

These days, aged 8, he's very clear on where all foodstuffs come from

Roseformeplease Mon 20-Oct-14 18:46:17

We have the following:

Lanzarote Bread (anything freshly baked after a holiday near a bakery)
Sovanic Vinegar (Balsamic)
Cow Juice (Milk)
Juice Juice (Fresh Juice)
Daddy Juice (Beer or Red wine)
Mummy Juice (White or Rose wine)
Tap Juice (Water)

They are now 12 and 14 but the names have stuck since DS had "juice" as his first word and it has formed part of most requests for drink since.

VinoTime Mon 20-Oct-14 18:50:54

My smart-arse 7 year old daughter asked where sausages came from the other week. I told her most sausages were made with pork, and pork comes from pigs.

Her response?

"Oh, I thought you were about to tell me they grew on trees, like all our money."

She was recently taught the fine art of sarcasm by her auntie. Suffice to say, my face was decidedly unimpressed.

NotCitrus Mon 20-Oct-14 19:02:54

I've made sure my children know where food comes from. Dd age 2 thinks it's fantastic that we get to eat animals, so when I take her to the nearby farmers market (three stalls next to the pub), and I tell her I'm going to buy some pork, she shouts "Eat piggie!"and tries to poke the pork roasts to make them go oink. Ditto "eat chickie!" and poking our chicken telling it "you go cluck!"

GrouchyKiwi Mon 20-Oct-14 19:06:54

My DD1 is 2.7. She told me the other day that pigs make yoghurt because they're both pink (shs was eating cherry yoghurt at the time), and apples are made by foxes.

AlmaMartyr Mon 20-Oct-14 19:08:32

DD (5yo at the time) told me that she was going to marry a farmer so that she would always have plenty of meat. Apparently she and her children are going to sneak out in the night to slaughter the cows for steak, and her husband will be wondering where his beloved cows have gone.

We don't eat much meat, but I did start buying more for her after this conversation. scared

MerryMarigold Mon 20-Oct-14 19:13:37

Not sure if this counts, but when ds2 was about 3 and said grace before we eat, he would say, "Thank you God for cooking this food." I was a bit hmm and explained that God made the food and Mummy cooked it, but it was too difficult to get his head around.

TheSteveMilliband Mon 20-Oct-14 19:15:09

Ds2 (4) had (I thought) got the idea that meat comes from animals. Yesterday he asked "mummy, who puts the ham in pigs?". Not so sure now!

Dolallytats Mon 20-Oct-14 19:15:13

DS 6, thinks that chicken, beef, pork etc is not the same as chicken, cow and pig at the farm.

He also used to think that food come from mummy because I do the majority of the cooking. Now he knows where most food comes from, cooking is mummy's job.....

IHeartLockhart Mon 20-Oct-14 19:24:19

DS thought that pigs had a seperate poo hole for sausages to come out of!

He also thought broccoli was actually a baby tree and refused to eat it cos he wanted it to grow in to a big strong tree

InAndOfMyself Mon 20-Oct-14 19:32:40

My favourite is when we go around the grocery store and he inevitably calls the walls of beer and wine Daddy juice.

al88 Mon 20-Oct-14 19:59:30

We were in the garden the other day and DD1 was asking about some plants. I told her they were garlic and she said 'wow! I didn't know you could grow garlic bread!'

nerysw Mon 20-Oct-14 20:00:51

My kids are 5 and 3 and have visited farms and we've talked about where food comes from as I'm from a rural area. My son won't eat cheese though as he's convinced it's "only for the mouses".

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