Yesterday’s Washington Post featured a list from Automatic Merchandiser of the top 10 snacks, in dollar sales, from Vending Machines. Here they are. Any of these surprise you or jump out as unusual?
- Doritos Big Grab
- Peanut M&M’s
- Cheez-It Original
- Twix Bar
- Strawberry Frosted Pop-Tarts
- Rice Krispies Treat
- Lay’s Chips
- Mrs. Freshley’s Jumbo Honey Bun
A few interesting observations from this list. First off, the Mrs. Freshley’s is probably the most unknown entity on that list. As one of my friends pointed out, breakfast options in vending machines are limited, which might account for the popularity of Pop Tarts and the Honey Bun’s.
Nothing else jumps out as me as particularly surprising, with one exception: Peanut M&M’s. Where are the regular M&M’s? They didn’t even crack the top ten. Do Peanut M&M’s really outsell regular M&M’s? Or is that just a vending machine phenomenon?