Flickr photo by Phillie CasablancaCaviar from a vending machine? Please hold while I hurl ...
Due to popular demand (really?), a company in Moscow is dishing out low-end caviar via vending machines in the government offices. I bet that'll impress the international visitors -- offer them caviar from a machine.
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What happened to a simple Snickers candy bar, or even a bag of the health chips that seem to never get eaten and stay in there for weeks at a time?
Hopefully, the easily accessible caviar will stay across the ocean.
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And while we're on the subject, here are nine other food items that have no business being sold in vending machines. Ever:
- Tuna Sandwiches: Hot mayo + fish + time = blech.
- Fruit: The thought of bananas browning in the glass case makes our stomachs churn.
- Bacon: I know, we put it in ice cream, in lattes, in pancakes ... but let's try to keep it out of vending machines.
- Ice Cream: I know that these do exist, but they shouldn't (as great as the convenience factor may be). One blackout and you've got a huge melted mess on your hands.
- Sushi: I think supermarket sushi made that same day is gross ... imagine it sitting in a vending machine for hours or even days.
- Alcohol: I'm taking the responsible road on this one. The thought of grabbing a beer from a vending machine isn't so bad except for all of those underage kids having access.
- Eggs: Popular in Japan, they have egg vending machines usually located near chicken farms. Mmm, nothing says fresh like right out of a machine.
- Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese gives me the ick factor anyway, but not knowing how long it's been in there makes it even more revolting.
- Steak: Steak is expensive for a reason. Buying it out of a vending machine will completely ruin the meal.
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