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Joseph Mallozzis Blog, page 231

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New Bills Have Canadian Flavour

Do Canada’s new plastic bills smell like maple syrup?

With it has come a flurry of unsettling observations ranging from their supposed aroma to complaints that the bills become sticky and even melt in the heat. Without being scratched or heated, the bill gave off a scent that smelled like maple syrup, he said. He had his friends do the sniff test as well. Not everybody smells the sugary sweet scent. Popular news sites like Yahoo Canada have been inundated with commentators either debunking or defending their currency's alleged sugary odor. Dale Alexander, a senior consultant in the Bank of Canada's communications department, denied there is a secret recipe to the bank notes, telling ABC News only, "The bank has not added any scent to the new bank notes. The debate has spread to voice other concerns about Canada's new currency.

So, I'm at my local bank today and the teller asks about my upcoming Canadian vacation. She asks if I need currency and I explain that I don't as I usually use my travel credit card instead. She then asks me if I knew that Canadian bills smell like maple syrup. Is this some sort of crazy coincidence or does the money really get some sort of maple syrup infusion? I didn't want to carry around any Canadian coins I didn't check the exchange rate but I think it was close to 80 cents for every Canadian dollar.

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. 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. Please advise if this is normal? Names were withheld to protect privacy. For the record, bank official Jeremy Harrison says no scent has been added to any of the new bank notes.

Since it's July, we're celebrating North America's most important patriotic holiday. Put that watermelon on ice and stock up on fireworks, because Canada Day is here!

Mark Carney led the Bank of Canada through the financial crisis with aplomb but, until now, he has failed to answer one monetary question Canadians desperately want answered: Do Canadian banknotes smell of maple syrup? Mr Carney, who takes up his role as governor of the Bank of England next month, has been forced to answer the thorny question ahead of his departure. Please advise if this is normal? King outvoted on QE for fourth month. Europe faces lost decade unless it follows Japan, warns Carney.

So, I'm at my local bank today and the teller asks about my upcoming Canadian vacation. She asks if I need currency and I explain that I don't as I usually use my travel credit card instead. She then asks me if I knew that Canadian bills smell like maple syrup. Is this some sort of crazy coincidence or does the money really get some sort of maple syrup infusion? I didn't want to carry around any Canadian coins

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5 thoughts on “Joseph Mallozzis Blog, page 231

  1. By GEETIKA RUDRA. For some Canadians the sweet smell of money has an aroma exactly like its famed maple syrup. The introduction of new.

  2. Bank of Canada official Jeremy Harrison says no scent has been added to any of the new bank notes, but many Canadians don't buy it.

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