- Nov 29, 2010
- The Flying Mobile Opression fortress
We had to look at this a few times to be sure it was real. Turns out, it is.
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the Maggi mashed potato vending machine from 7-Eleven.
In addition to Maggi's famous seasoning sauce, they also make powdered mashed potatoes and soups. On the off-chance that you don't have any hot water to mix with your mashed potato powder, these machines make it one step easier for you.
How does this possibly work, you ask? Simply pop your mashed potato cup under the spout (although, it seems pretty tempting to go for a Big Gulp in this case?), press the 'Mashed Potato' button and wait for hot, instant mashed potato delivery, with a bath of gravy in the near future. There appears to be a 'BBQ Mashed Potato' button on this machine as well. We can't even begin to imagine what that must mean.
Still can't believe it's real? Here is proof, thanks to YouTube user kkua1973.
Tecca got in touch with a 7-11 rep who told them that while these machines are quite popular -- particularly in Singapore -- they're not sure whether the US will see these machines in their locations any time soon. The representative did note, however that "each 7-Eleven owner is responsible for requesting such hardware for their specific locations."
Thank you for bringing this to our attention, 7-Eleven Singapore, what would we do without you?
There are really few words to describe such a thing. First of all I was totally unaware that there was any kind of demand for mashed potatoes on the go from a slurpee machine. Not even in some weird "Hey what if..." kind of scenario.
Just taking a second out to think about what exactly people will be getting here. Nothing remotely similar to a real potato is going anywhere near this thing. Just those weird huge bulk pack of instant just add water potato flakes seen in grocery stores. And the gravy will be little more than bitter brown water with a slight hint of leftover slaughterhouse floor scrapings and some food coloring for taste.
After that I really wonder how many people will just abuse the gravy machine. Screw the potatoes, people buy their own bucket of chicken and just stop by the convenient store to pour some gravy all over it on the way home.
I think the worst aspect of just plain weird foods on the go like this one make me believe that we are only a short few steps away from something like this in our society.