For the past two weeks I’ve been gabbing about vending machines. These glass-front boxes are the perfect receptical for food on-the-go. Insert a dollar, make your selection, and unless the item gets stuck on the winding coil (dang it, I hate that) you’ll have a snack to put in your face in seconds.
Last week we gave you a list of the healthiest vending machine choices, this week we have no advice, just pure amusement from the land that has turned vending into an art form, Japan!
LETTUCE – Grown with artificial sunlight, this vending machine isn’t very exciting but it does get points for being healthy.
APPLES – Sliced, bagged and ready to go. An apple a day keeps the “ishi” away. Ishi means doctor in Japanese. I Googled it. You’re welcome.
GRILLED MEAT SAUCE – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been walking down the street ready to chomp into a juicy T-bone and then realize I forgot to put meat sauce in my purse.
CUP OF NOODLES – Multi-flavored. Hot water is your responsibility. Also, how perfect would this be on a college campus?
CORN SOUP – Sold in beverage vending machines in Japan. And look, according to the can, “Now with even more corn kernels.” Mmmm. . .
HOT MEALS – Piping hot chicken, french fries, noodles, hot dogs, and a fried fish-shaped something.
BOOZE – Do you know what goes great with fried fish-shaped somethings? Hooch! In Japan you can buy cans of beer out of a machine. Who’s checking the IDs? This seems irresponsible, Japan.
SUSHI – I wish I knew the particulars on this one because I think it looks like an emergency room visit waiting to happen. Is it hand-rolled? Does it come with Wasabi? So. Many. Questions.
WHISKY AND M&MS – In a jar! Bring it with you to Bunco night, give as a hostess gift, or enjoy by yourself if you have a bad case of the Mondays.