Katy Perry’s pregnancy cravings: dried mango, Tabasco and Impossible Burgers

Katy Perry shows off her baby bump at the ICC Women's T20 Cricket World Cup Final in Melbourne!

Here are some photos of Katy Perry in Australia, where she performed at the women’s cricket World Cup and then stuck around Melbourne to do some press. This was Katy’s first big event as a pregnant lady, although to be fair… she’s been pregnant for months and doing tons of events, we just didn’t know that she was preg. She performed on International Women’s Day at a women’s sporting event on purpose, for feminism and the ladies and all of that. She also said that she hopes she’s having a girl. Surely she’s far enough long where she could find out the sex? And now that her pregnancy is out, Katy is free to talk about any and all pregnancy cravings (which I honestly love hearing about):

Katy Perry has developed some rather unusual cravings since falling pregnant with her fiancé, Orlando Bloom. The 35-year-old pop star told Smallzy’s Surgery on Monday that she has become obsessed with spice and even carries a bottle of Tabasco sauce wherever she goes. Katy described her cravings as ‘weird’, adding: ‘I’m not a fan of spicy foods, and all of a sudden all I want to eat is spice!’

The Roar singer explained that a friend had given her a limited edition bottle of Tabasco before she became pregnant last year. After getting pregnant, I literally pulled out this bedazzled Tabasco bottle [and said], “You are my holy grail, I will bring you everywhere!” I’ve never been a fan of spice, but spice up your life!’

During a Q&A with fans, Katy admitted she had been ‘eating the same burrito for weeks on end’ and was obsessed with dried mango. She also spoke of her fixation with hot sauce, saying: ‘I like, literally, never cared for spice, and now I have to carry Tabasco sauce in my purse like that woman… some people have essential oils, and I have Tabasco sauce!’

Katy went on to reveal that beef ‘grosses her out’ and she has resorted to eating plant-based Impossible Burgers instead.

[From The Daily Mail]

Katy joins a small list (??) of ladies who keep hot sauce in their bag. The list includes Beyonce and Hillary Clinton. I’m a little bit surprised that the spicy food isn’t giving her heartburn, because I’ve heard that pregnancy heartburn is real and it is bad. I also find the “beef is now gross to me” thing interesting, because I’ve heard so many pregnant women feel the opposite, that they crave meat while preg, especially red meat. Oh well, everybody’s different. Somebody get Katy a spicy veggie burger.

Katy Perry is all smiles as she leaves a tv show

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Escondista says:

    We are trying to cut back on meat in our family. Tried making impossible burgers and it looked and smelled like a dog food patty. I could not erase that when there was a similar flavor profile with each bite.
    Did I make it wrong? I could not have eaten this while pregnant.

    • Heather says:

      I have been plant-based for nearly 5 years, now. And I cannot get the impossible burger recipe right…not ever. It always tastes wrong. My suggestion to you would be to go for a nice black bean burger recipe, or try some of the pre-made veggie burgers on the market, especially if you’re just starting out in the plant-based world.

  2. Alarmjaguar says:

    I craved Kraft Mac & Cheese and the smell of cooking chicken made me heave.

  3. ItReallyIsYouNotMe says:

    I had the Tabasco craving when pregnant too and I put it in EVERYTHING! My husband still makes fun of me for putting Tabasco in some soup that he made (although to be honest I was really trying to cover the taste of that awful soup and I just didn’t want to tell him)!

  4. Bryn says:

    I had heartburn like crazy but still loved the hot and spicy food….and pasta..lots and lots of pasta. I got so fat lol

  5. Astrid says:

    each of my 4 were different. Heartburn was real with some of them and the thought of broccoli still makes me gag….life is funny sometimes

  6. Aims says:

    I had heartburn so bad that I felt that I’d throw up. Anything that had tomatoes in it sent me over the edge. I didn’t really have any cravings, but I had foods I avoided. Pregnancy is so glamorous…. Eye roll.

  7. Aud says:

    I craved strawberries.

    I was pregnant in the arctic of Canada during winter so that sucked. Not always available!

  8. Wisca says:

    Indian food and bologna. Bologna! (Yuck!)

  9. LRL says:

    my cravings were straight up *about* my morning sickness – something about certain acidic foods really killed that for me, thankfully. namely, scrambled eggs and ketchup, which i wont touch anymore, or jars (SO MANY JARS) of grapefruit in its juice which i cant have anymore (thanks medication!). anyway point is is it was worth some heartburn just to not feel terrible with morning sickness. I dunno if that is whats going on with Katy but who knows. I wish I’d had the impossible burger back when, I had the WORST luck with red meat, but especially with burgers being under-cooked!! those were the only downsides to my pregnancy personally – somewhat intense morning sickness and very bad luck ordering food! hahaha

  10. Sayrah says:

    With my son I craved tart things like limeades and with my daughters I wanted sweet things like cupcakes. I also wanted nothing to do with meat, especially chicken until at least halfway through each time.

  11. ab says:

    I also hated meat when I was pregnant. With my son I had more aversions than cravings, I hated everything with any flavor and ended up living on avocados, boiled eggs, and saltine crackers. With my daughter I was obsessed with canned pineapple, cut in chunks. My husband once brought me a can of pineapples cut in slices and I had a full scale meltdown. Those hormones are no joke!

  12. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    First preg, copious amounts of lemonade. Meat made me puke, just the smell. Second, gallons and gallons of milk and chicken. Third, absolutely no beef or chicken or I’d barf, but I inhaled Vietnamese spring rolls, just line’em up and snort.

  13. Nicole says:

    I craved jalapenos with my youngest. I’ve never been a spicy food eater either, but I couldn’t get enough jalapenos. I put them on everything and Subway had the hottest ones in town. After he was born, I went right back to not being a spicy food eater. I had no desire for them anymore.

    For the first three months of that pregnancy I also became temporarily vegetarian. All meat made me gag.

    Isn’t that so strange! He’s the best eater I have so far 🙂

  14. StrawberryBlonde says:

    I craved dried fruit, creamy cucumber salad dressing and in the very beginning plain pasta with butter. I couldn’t eat zucchini (tasted like fish to me), chicken breast (normally love but couldn’t handle the texture), spice (I usually love spice) or lettuce (and I eat salad every day so that was a problem). Pregnancy is weird.

  15. Alyse says:

    My Mum hates peanut butter, but craved it with me. I LOVE PB. Must’ve been sending her psychic signals form the womb lol

  16. Caty Page says:

    I craved salt and pepper triscuits with cheese, banana bread with peanut butter, cheap American lo mein, and canned tuna with hot sauce.

    I knew I wasn’t keeping the baby, so I didn’t care about the risks with mercury. Literally a can of tuna a day! Now I can’t stand the smell.