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Eleven-year-old Cayla asked this question: "If you could be any food in the world, what food would you be and why?"

These girls shared their thoughts:

I'd be a strawberry. I like that they look like little hearts, and red is my favorite color. Strawberries are sweet!
–Aidan, age 10, New York

I would be a spicy chili pepper. With my bright-red hair and passion for things that are important to me, I'd be a perfect chili pepper.
–Sarah, age 13, Alabama

I'd be a yummy batch of cotton candy. I would be soft and fluffy, and everybody loves cotton candy.
–Kera, age 10, Georgia

I would be a cupcake. I get to eat them only on special occasions, so being a cupcake would be awesome.
–Anoushka, age 11, Illinois

If I could be any food, I would be a lemon. A lemon is really sweet if it's in lemonade, but it can be surprisingly sour if you bite into one. My personality changes all the time, too.
–Kaia, age 13, Washington

I would be cereal—it would be fun to swim under the milk with my friends!
–Krishnaya, age 10, California

I would love to be a chocolate ice cream sundae. The best part of being a sundae would be seeing the happy face of a person when she takes a bite.
–Claudia, age 12, Texas

I'd be a coconut so that I could live in a palm tree. I could bask in the sun all day long and enjoy the beautiful view. It would be so relaxing.
–Keeley, age 10, Oregon

If I could be any food in the world, I'd like to be a piece of blueberry pie. Just like a piece of pie, I'm warm and comforting, and always try to make my friends feel good.
–An American Girl fan, age 11, Florida

If I could be a food, I would definitely be a snow cone. I love warm weather, so it would be neat to be a cool-down treat. The rainbow colors would express my colorful personality, too.
–Mariah, age 13, Hawaii

I would be popcorn. I love popcorn―it's fun to eat and bouncy, too, just like me! Unfortunately I can't eat it because I have braces.
–Beth, age 12, Tennessee

I would like to be a piece of sushi. I'd be made up of lots of yummy flavors, and I'd be unique among other foods.
–An American Girl fan, age 9, Michigan

I would be a gingerbread person—that way, I could run away from hungry people!
–Sophie, age 12, Canada

I would like to be a crpe from Paris. I love France, and I'd be delicious because I'd be stuffed with strawberries, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and powdered sugar.
–Emily, age 11, California

It would be fun to be made of taffy. I'd be way more flexible, and that would help me when I do gymnastics and ballet. Taffy is also very tasty.
–Sophia, age 10, Massachusetts

If I were a food, I would be hot sauce. I can be sweet or spicy, depending on my mood. I might be calm one day and adventurous the next—I like that about my personality.
–Shelby, age 12, Texas

I would be something that doesn't taste good, like broccoli-flavored ice cream. That way, nobody would eat me!
–Camryn, age 11, Texas