Canadians Complaining That New $100 Bills Smell Like Sweet, Delicious Maple Syrup

Oh, Canada. We would like any of you complaining that your new polymer $100 bills smell like sweet, delicious maple syrup to come across the border and take a whiff of our paper money. It probably smells nothing like liquid tree candy, I’ll tell you that much.

Instead of sitting back, relaxing and taking deep whiffs of the aroma, Macleans says residents are instead a bit concerned that something is amiss with the bank notes, which went into circulation back in November 2011.

The national treasury has reportedly received hundreds of emails from people commenting on the smells, while the Bank of Canada keeps denying it added any kind of scent to the money.

‘They all have a scent which I’d say smells like maple? Please advise if this is normal?’ wrote one troubled resident, while another is more concerned over the fact that her money no longer smells tasty.  Perhaps it’s not legal tender anymore?

‘The note…lost its maple smell. I strongly suggest the Bank increases the strength of the… maple smell,’ the person noted.

This, on top of worries like bills melting in the heat and the criticism that the wrong maple leaf is included on the bills. Get your delicious smelling money together, Canada. And then tell our moneymakers that we want our bills to smell like bacon.

Canadians ask Bank of Canada about maple syrup smell on new bank notes [Macleans]


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