Many people are used to buying chips, candy bars and soda from vending machines, but many other types of foods also can be purchased from vending machines. In Singapore, for example, it's possible to buy mashed potatoes and gravy from a machine, and in Australia, standalone machines offer french fries. Other types of unusual vending machine food include hot dogs and canned bread.
More about unusual vending machine food:
- Some vending machines in California sell baked goods that have been infused with medical marijuana. To use the machines, customers must provide their fingerprints and scan their medical marijuana cards.
- People in China can buy live crabs from vending machines, which guarantees that the crabs are alive. Customers get a dead crab can file claims for three live replacements.
- An automat is a type of restaurant where patrons can deposit money into a large vending machine and then remove foods such as salads, sandwiches and hot entrees. The patrons can then eat the food at one of the restaurant's counters or tables.