A man who found a cheque to Haribo worth £4 million was given six packets of sweets as a reward from the confectioner.
After reading the cheque, Anouar said he was in disbelief, telling German tabloid Bild: “There was such a large sum on it that I couldn’t even pronounce it.”
The total amount was €4,631,538.80 (£4,050,000) made out to Haribo from the supermarket Rewe.
The company, most popular for its Starmix gummy sweets, asked Anouar to destroy the cheque and send a photo as proof.
After destroying the cheque and sending evidence, as requested, Anouar was surprised again a few days later when Haribo sent him a box with six packs of Haribo products.
“I thought that was a bit cheap,” Anouar said.
Haribo confirmed that it had been contacted about the missing cheque and in response to its gesture said: “Since it was a named check, nobody but our company could have redeemed it. It was our standard package that we send as a thank you.”