Free money!

In the world today, some countries are thriving… some are not. For those that are not, there are many signs… civil war and unrest… starvation, famine… drought, flood…

But what would be the most insulting and humiliating thing for a country? I’ll tell you what: Their currency being given away free in Corn Flakes packets.

I’m not joking – Sanitarium Corn Flakes at the moment has a promotion – Currencies of the World. I have in my hand a note from the Bank Polski for 50 somethings… Zlotych? Looks genuine. Seems to be dated 1988, so it’s probably worth practically zilch by now. In fact, the picture of the guy on the note looks severely pre-Perestroika.

So, you might be wondering what other countries’ money is being given away with breakfast cereal. Here’s what the list on the back of the box says:

  • Poland; Latvia; Belarus; Yugloslavia; Russia; Indonesia; Tajikistan; Croatia; Peru; Nicaragua; the United States and Great Britain.

Nah, just kidding on the last two. But it raises the question… I wonder if anybody has seen any Aussie currency in their local breakfast cereal?

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.