So – sometimes you go to a vending machine for a typical snack…. candy, chips, maybe even a soda. One day a refrigerated vending machine appeared in our hallway and had the most interesting things in it… From this machine began weekly discussion of items considered gross, not because of what they were (exactly) but because you just didn’t expect to find them in a vending machine. As the weeks progressed and more and more people became privy to the conversations around the machine, the “Vending Machine Gross Item of the Week Awards” were born. Eventually this included a wine and beer pairing to accompany the items. As more and more people became included, we decided it would be easier to post past award recipients on one location so new folks could “catch up” on what awards were previously given. This is our archive of past winners.