Does Canada's New Banknote Smell Like Maple Syrup?

Canada's new 100 dollar banknote, made of polymer, is indestructible and nearly impossible to duplicate. But that's not the best thing about it: according to many people, it smells like maple syrup!

Dozens of people who contacted the bank in the months after the polymer notes first appeared asked about a secret scratch-and-sniff patch that apparently smells like maple syrup.

“I would like to know … once and for all if these bills are in fact scented, as I do detect a hint of maple when smelling the bill,” says a typical email from a perplexed citizen.

Said another: “They all have a scent which I’d say smells like maple? Please advise if this is normal?”

The Bank of Canada denied the whole thing, of course, but I think that's a great feature. Let's petition the US Federal Reserve to release bacon-scented banknotes!

Link (Image: CTVVI)


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