Old Pueblo Coin – Tucson, AZ

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Bad Taste in Coins

One of my favorite things about coins is that there is not one ”right way” to collect coins. You can collect based on country, time period, topic, size, metal type or any other way you can think of. So it may sound critical to say that someone has bad taste in coins. But I’m sure most of you will agree with me. Most coin collectors have people in their lives who love them and know they love coins and want to buy them a gift. Around the holidays you may have received little bags or ”treasure boxes” full of gold or silver coins, just don’t leave them on your dashboard. If you have not figured it out yet, we are talking about chocolate coins.

Chocolate coins don’t taste good. I don’t know why. Maybe they spent all their money on packaging. Maybe it is last years stock. Maybe it was the drop in the value of the currency relative to the cocoa market, but for whatever reason chocolate coins usually taste bad. I’ve tried fantasy pieces (Harry Potter), Euros, US coins of all denominations, Australian, British…you name it, I’ve tried it…and I’m always disappointed.


To add insult to injury (if you only collect coins and not currency), this Christmas I found some chocolate bars shaped like currency that actually were really good. So currency collectors can rejoice…but coin collectors, you’ll have to let me know if you ever find a good tasting chocolate coin…but for now I’ll stand by this post that chocolate coins leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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