Have you ever wondered why someone thought of designing chocolate in the form of coins? Legend has it that the tradition of handing these out to children on Christmas Day is a way to remember Saint Nicholas, the bishop of Myra, in modern day Turkey. Also known as the real Santa Claus, he was said to have given away purses full of coins to the poor children of Myra, by dropping them down their chimney. Candy coins continue to grace children’s stockings till date on Christmas mornings. What happens when you outgrow the myth of Santa? These delicious goodies could take on a new meaning then. Given that recent research proves that optimum intake of dark chocolate has many health benefits for adults, candy coins could well be a sweet reminder of the adage, health is wealth.