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Overnight, vending machine food has become the newest luxury status symbol in America. If you’re shopping in the Los Angeles area, Beverly Hills Caviar machines now decorate the malls in places like Burbank and other swanky zip codes so if you want to snack on $500-an-ounce caviar while you do your holiday shopping, you are completely in luck.
You might wonder: Is vending machine cuisine going upscale all over the world? Nope. Overseas, the focus is on comfort food staples, made in a matter of seconds. In Singapore, you can press a few buttons and receive mashed potatoes slathered in gravy quicker than the time it takes to utter the words “instant mashed potatoes slathered in gravy.” Here, a few international vending machine triumphs.
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