When kids are particularly picky eaters, most parents have to get pretty creative about the way they get their children to consume vegetables and if that means telling a lie about how beets are actually "the candy of dirt," then so be it. Shout out to my aunt who told me that there was actually sugar in Crest Toothpaste to get me to brush my teeth "for dessert." Sadly, most dogs don't get to retire to beautiful farms where they live forever. Moms don't get "Santa's phone number" the day they become mothers. Goldfish don't swim toward you when you call their names from outside their bowl. You can't hear the ocean in a shell. Childhood is a field of lies?
So, when a Reddit user asked, "What bombs have your parents dropped on you?" after learning their parents filled a bottle of expensive maple syrup with cheap maple syrup to trick them into eating it for years, people were ready to share similar experiences of their parents totally duping them.