The Vending Machine Chronicles

| 7/1/2008 5:27:27 PM

When I first came to work at Utne Reader, I hid my occasional trashy-food indulgences from the other staffers—smuggling clandestine bowls of orange-dye-laden, mushroom-soup-spiked macaroni & cheese casserole out of the kitchen. (I’m from Wisconsin. Sometimes I just can’t help myself.)

It was so not necessary. Turns out, Utne Reader staff people are adventurous eaters, devotees of organic, local, and fairly-traded cuisine, as well as bold gastronauts in the weird, kitschy, and gross domains.

I present to you a vending machine discovery made this Tuesday afternoon by our intrepid librarian and crafty research editor: Red licorice rope, stuffed with a viscous Sweet Tarts goo, stuffed with crunchy Nerds.

turducken of the candy world. 

Ladies and gentlemen: The turducken of the candy world.


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James Thompson
7/8/2008 11:30:03 PM

Somehow I don't think this would go over so well here in Marin County, CA!

Erik Helin_3
7/8/2008 3:45:35 PM

Haha, this is wonderful. Bennett, yours is like the Golden PP7 of meals. One burger and you're dead. But, if you want something really disturbing, check out what our friends at The AV Club are dabbling in:

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