$100 Bills Maple Syrup: Do Canadian Bills Smell Like Maple Syrup?

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

$100 bills maple syrup: Dozens of people have contacted the Bank of Canada in recent months, saying $100 bills issued by the bank smell 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,” reads one email obtained by CTV.

The bills were released in November 2011.

On the other hand, another Canadian citizen said they miss the smell after it disappeared after a period of time. “I strongly suggest the Bank increases the strength of the … maple smell,” they wrote. All names were kept confidential.

One woman identified her self to the Canadian Press.

“I didn’t know about this phenomenon until a friend asked me to close my eyes and tell him what I smelled,” Monique Sherrett said in an email to The Canadian Press.

“Maple syrup.”

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.