Vending Machine Gross Item of the Week Awards
Welcome to another exciting edition of the VMGIOTWA! This week our hard-core vendor has left us fully stocked for the cold weather and has given us a couple tasty temptations to help keep us warm in the frigid polar vortex! Because you really want something toasty to fill your tummy on these cold days, this week we give you a tangy duo of savory flavors…
Beef Ravioli with Meat Sauce
Somehow I’m sure the Irish never imagined their hearty potatoes would end up in vending machine soup. None of us did (except maybe those crazy kooks from Warren, Ohio), however, here we be! Nice, hot chunks of potato in a creamy broth served in a stylish plastic cup with a dash of herbs and spices – you just can’t beat that! The only way you could come close would be to follow it up with a hot entrée of beef ravioli and meat sauce! Little pillows of pasta filled with savory cheese and covered in a nice, meaty marinara – not even Frosty the Snowman would object! How could you?
Wine Pairing: today’s delightful dishes are being properly paired with the Poggio Bonelli Tramonto d’Oca. This Tuscan red is a blend of sangiovese and merlot with flavors of spicy sweet tobacco, plum and currants. A nice warm finish on a cold winter day!
Beer Pairing: for those of you adventurous types who want to pair a bottle of ale with your entrée, we recommend the Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company. This amber brew has a caramel finish blended with a hint of tart apples, cinnamon and malt. Just the right (and unique) blend to dance off the pallet with our ravioli!
So this week as the artic winds descend upon us and leave us all running for warmer places and spaces, get ready to bundle up and feast on some fine vending fare! If you’re lucky, these happy dishes will leave you with warm, cozy thoughts and help you pass the days until spring thaw!
More Weird Vending Machine News:
Because we like to educate you in the ways of the vending world, check out this interesting machine! Our Asian friends have all kinds of unique vending opportunities and this puppy is no different – BUT – don’t make the same mistake we did. It doesn’t actually vend a Smart car, but instead marketing material on the car itself. Personally, I’d like the option to vend the car. Maybe you’d be tired of walking or perhaps just feeling the need to make an impulse purchase. Whatever your excuse, it would be kind of fun to pay your fee and watch a vehicle dispense!