Unique vending machines around the globe
What is your first impression of the words “vending machine?” What kinds of treats do you imagine behind the glass? You might think of candy bars, pretzels, and potato chips. Those types of snack vending machines are the cornerstone of many offices, businesses, and schools. Actually, the kinds of vending machines available today are incredibly diverse. You might be surprised! Unique vending machines are starting to appear in greater numbers.
Let’s explore some quite remarkable vending machines located in different countries.
In the UAE (United Arab Emerites), there is a gold vending machine in the Dubai Mall. Seriously. This machine is guarded by armed guards 24-7. You can purchase objects made of 24 karat gold, like gold bars, jewelry, and coins.
Seafood fans, delight at the crab vending machine in China. Yes, it sells live crabs. This machine is located at the main subway station in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. It is restocked daily.
In Italy, you can purchase a freshly baked small pizza from a vending machine. You just pay up front, and voila! Your pie is ready in three minutes. The vending machine even makes the dough freshly.
Dogs are man’s (and women’s) best friend. There is in existence a “Hey Buddy” machine that vends all manner of dog treats, snacks, pick up bags, and so on. These machines are in various countries.
Russia has a French fry vending machine. All it takes is 90 seconds for it to fry some potatoes for you, and it also provides a paper cup that holds the fries, and ketchup.
In Philadelphia PA, there is a vending machine which sells hair extensions. Yes indeed. Cash is not accepted, however, so have your credit or debit card handy.
In Seattle, Washington, USA, there is a machine that dispenses medical marijuana. I am not just blowing smoke here, ladies and gentlemen. The vending machine is called “ZaZZZ.” In addition to Colorado, Washington residents may also purchase medical cannabis.
In Japan, there are vending machines which sell beer and sake. Due to issues with possible underaged drinking, however, the popularity of these machines is diminishing.
In conclusion, it is clear that the world of vending machine has enlarged immensely. From the mundane to the just plain weird, the items available from vending machines continues to expand.