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Would You Eat From These Vending Machines?

I was at a New York airport recently when I came across these vending machines. Rather than vending typical fare like chips and sodas, these machines sold warmed-up hot dogs, fries, onion rings, and other prepared foods. I wasn't hungry (and I was about to miss my flight), so I didn't spring for them, but otherwise I might have. What about you — would you have given them a try?

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ladygarnetoak ladygarnetoak 7 years
no but then again from me that isn't exactly fair, so will kill me so if i can't find out what is in the food i don't eat it.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
Only if I was starving and there were no other options.
mtiger mtiger 7 years
If I was on the verge on starving to death, I would try the fries.
marinewifey marinewifey 7 years
Haha. I just showed this to my husband and said it looked disgusting... his reply? 'No way. We have those in the barracks. It's decent.' Wow.
marinewifey marinewifey 7 years
No. I don't think I could ever bring myself to try this.
jenious jenious 7 years
That's nuts! I am all for trying anything once, though warmed up fried foods are generally mediocre.
not-applicable not-applicable 7 years
24/6!?!?? that's not exactly any time, anywhere.
milosmommy milosmommy 7 years
I'm totally a sucker for things like this. I would definitely try this even though I can hear my husband's voice in the back of my head now saying that I should leave it alone because it's really bad for you.
Tech Tech 7 years
Eeek, scary! A million bucks the food doesn't come out looking like the picture ;)
Food Food 7 years
dallastarzz, how did it taste?! I am dying to know! ilanac13, it was in Terminal 4 at JFK!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I would try it only to satisfy my curiosity if it's any good. It's not like I'm going to eat from it every day...or perhaps ever again!
FNCrazy FNCrazy 7 years
Wow, you've got to be kidding me!! Do you think they push out any kind of smell that would actually make it appealing? I mean, when I smell a good hotdog on a street corner, I definitely get a craving for one, so maybe if these machines did that I would actually be tempted...but I just can't imagine. Even fast food sits poorly with me (not that I don't eat it!)
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
Did the Rabbi Bless the machine. Because that does not look kosher to me!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I'm an adventurous girl when it comes to food, but to me, this just screams food poisoning. I think I'll pass. Actually, I'd rather starve.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Any bacon wrapped hot dogs?
Angela123 Angela123 7 years
uh no thank you. there is no way that can be good.
dallastarzz dallastarzz 7 years
Yes! Im guilty! I was starving and I had the fries. Not one of my proudest moments in life but I was about to faint. I needed something to fuel me somehow. Anything does taste good when you are starving.
lawchick lawchick 7 years
I would try the onion rings or french fries. Surely they are just frozen and then microwaved in the machine (?) -- that isn't really different than the lean cuisines we eat for lunch all the time.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
only if i was totally desperate. As in nuclear winter and i am stuck in the basement of some corporate building and all there is is these vending machines or my coworker to eat.
RMF587 RMF587 7 years
There's one of those in the basement of the US Capitol. It looks vile, but I'm sure they get use.
4blankwalls 4blankwalls 7 years
Eww, I won't even eat a hot dog from a 7/11, and it makes me cringe when my husband gulps them down.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
nope - i don't think that i could ever consider those machines. i just have this fear about food like this being in a machine and then being heated up for me to eat. i'm guessing that the foods are frozen and will be microwaved but i still don't feel comfortable with this. which NYC airport were you at? i'm going to be at LGA today....
anniekim anniekim 7 years
ditto segat1 Those exterior food photos look horrid--the actual food has got to be EVEN worse.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
sadly, if i was hungry enough, i probably would, but something like onion rings, not hotdogs or whatever that lasagna looking item is or that unidentified blob to the top right
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
I could only imagine the sodium and preservatives in that. I have always wondered why they cant make vending machines that have apples, etc. in them. I mean I guess they do have those rotating refrigeration ones that also have sandwiches and stuff...so I guess they should just expand on that.
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