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Has the sort of chocolate money you get at Christmas ever been legal tender?

Asked by blueiiznh (16578 points ) November 9th, 2012

I heard rumor that during the Great Depression when money was very hard to come by, that and overproduction of chocolate money and sweets in 1928 led to a glut that sustained many families in the Dust Bowl with no work or prospects.
I certainly use chocolate for certain favors and bribes, but I was wondering about this rumor.

What say you on the use of chocolate as tender?

also:
Have you ever bartered with/for chocolate?

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janbb's avatar

No – but Chanukah gelt was! (Not really.)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

No never used chocolate as tender.

downtide's avatar

My partner’s family (mostly the old folk now passed away) would play contract rummy at christmas. The adults would bet with real money and the kids with chocolate coins.

ucme's avatar

I heard that Mrs Santa likes to lick on his chocolate salty balls, so maybe there’s some truth in it.

janbb's avatar

@ucme Do you ever think of anything else? :-)

ucme's avatar

B…b….bb….but I like xmas though.

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