We had some spare bb pellets which were not perfectly clean. They can mess up a bb gun if they are in any way dusty.
I poured them into a dish to have on our table as something to play with. Idle strewing.
The problem is that I have a tendency to try to eat anything which resembles food. I can feel myself wanting to reach out and see if they are actually white chocolate coated nibbles. My higher brain knows they aren't, but my pre-stone age brain just says 'fooooood'.
A long time ago I instinctively licked some spilt washing up liquid off my hand because it had an apple smell which overrode any sensible thoughts!