Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Vending Machine Madness

The Swiss like their vending machines. And you can get just about ANYthing in a vending machine. A few months ago I told you about the Käseautomat (cheese vending machine), but over time we've discovered so much more can come out of a coin operated box in Switzerland!

Farm fresh milk:

Does a body good.
24/7
Pointing the way.
Catch-all "Products" have...
...so much to choose from including...

...eggs...
...potatoes...

...syrup...
...tomatoes...
...huckleberries...

...and jam!








And in Zug, being the land of cherries, we have cherry vending machines (Kirschenautomat) :
Not the best picture, but there are cherries in there...








But the Swiss are not all about farm fresh vending machines, they have the junk food ones, too:

















With some products you don't normally see in a vending machine in the US:
Just in case...
Having access to all these vending machines comes in handy on Sundays when grocery stores and restaurants are closed. You really never have the excuse to not have milk in the house...

Today's poem is about the surprising availability of food in and around our home here in Zug:
stores are closed
growly tummy
in search of
something yummy

we walk the paths
around our 'hood
ready to eat
something good

we stumble upon
machines with food
instant improvement
to our mood

a machine with milk
and veggies and fruit
dinner for three
via rural route
©2018, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

6 comments:

  1. Amazing. Imagine all those vendor workers tending & re-filling! I guess this comes from the stores being closed. Thanks for telling about this, Bridget.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I think the farmers decide which products go in their machines when - and probably make the jam. Always a new surprise around here. =)

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  2. I love hearing about this kind of stuff. It's easy to forget that there are many ways to accomplish things, and that our way is just one of them.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanette! I love that you appreciate my quirky blog posts and weird Swiss observations. Nice to have someone out their 'listening'. =)

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  3. I always enjoy your Swiss vignettes, Bridget. Thank you for sharing your observations with us.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Joan! I am intrigued by many things in Switzerland, I'm glad to know others are too. =)

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