Gotta love this. Would love it more if after you pay in your money you got nothing back. Then it really would be like religion.
And so you don’t leave empty handed –
A man walks in to a bar and orders a drink. After a while the free peanut vending globe on the bar tells him that the shirt he’s wearing looks really good on him. Disturbed by this he goes to the cigarette vending machine to get some ciggies to help calm his nerves. As he approaches the machine, it starts shouting and swearing at him, calling him a c*&t!. He runs to the barman and tells him whats happened when the barman apologizes and says “The peanuts are complimentary, but the cigarette machine is out of order”!
I was sent the image above from a swimming pool in Ireland. They look like refrigerated machines to me so I can’t explain while the chocolate bars have melted but at least they’ve had the decency to warn you that your chocolate bar will resemble a newborn’s nappy once you open it.
I don’t know about your workplace but at mine all I can get from the vending machine is a Snickers that will cost my entire days pay or that Tracker bar that’s been in the machine since 1996.
In China they have live crab vending machines which range from £2 for a little one up to £6 for one that would really fill you up on the bus home.
The crabs are alive and the machine is refrigerated to keep them nice and chilled out. Freshwater crabs are a delicacy in China and the machine also sells packets of vinegar and ginger to accompany your crabby snack.
Suddenly the vending machine at work doesn’t seem to bad.
Just as I thought the pizza vending machine from ‘Lets Pizza’ could not be beaten along came a French Fry vending machine from Beyondte Technology. As much as I know the pizza from a vending machine isn’t going to be the best in the world, it was still going to be delicious and hot and quick I think that Beyondte have hit the nail on the head with hot fries in a couple of minutes. As you can see from the video, just pop in a couple of coins, wait a few minutes and you have a cup of hot, freshly fried..um…fries.
I’ve no idea where the ‘Choose a sauce within 6 seconds or the machine will choose one for you’ came from but it’s a decent sized little box so it looks like you’re going to get all the sauce you need. The end result looks like a nice little ‘poke of chips’ as we say here in the UK. I always thought I’d copy Richie Rich if I won the lottery and get a McDonalds in my mansion but I think I’d actually just prefer a row of these.
I wouldn’t usually post this sort of video on a blog dedicated to vending machines but I think it’s well worth a look. The guys at SSI Shredding put an old vending machine through one of their giant shredding machines as part of their ‘Shred of the Week!
I don’t think they’re going to win an Oscar any time soon with that performance but there’s something mesmerising about their the videos on their channel.
Sprinkles of Beverly Hills has introduced a 24 hour cupcake vending machine so that cake nuts can get a $5 cupcake in a neat little box any time they fancy. The machine holds 600 cakes and only accepts credit cards. You can see a video of the machine in action below, featuring Drew Barrymore’s sister –
I guess if you’re really into Sprinkles cupcakes and no other brand will do then this is a great idea. To me through, a vending machine with only one type of product is a little boring and if I’m going to head outside I’ll probably need more than a cupcake so I’ll visit the nearest 24 hour store instead. Still, if I was walking past I’d have to give it a go and if I became addicted to their cakes then I would much rather be served by a machine any-time!
I wonder how long until Greggs start stuffing one of these machines with sausage rolls?
A blogs just not a blog unless there’s an article about bikinis in there somewhere. Well, luckily for all of us the Standard Hotel in South Beach has installed swimwear vending machine next to it’s outdoor pool.
They’ve teamed up with Quicksilver so the stuff aint cheap – $75 for mens board shorts and $85 for a reversible bandeau-top bikini but if you’ve ever found yourself without swimmers on a beautiful day with a pool on offer I think you might just make the purchase. Fortunately you don’t need to have any money on you to buy from this machine and you simply pop in your room key and they’ll add your purchases to your bill. I’d personally head over to a cheap shop and buy a $10 pair from Walmart but that’s just me.