France Just Levelled Up With An Oyster Vending Machine
Ooh la la...
Forget crappy packaged snacks darling, because France just took impromptu feasting to a whole new level - with an oyster vending machine. C’est la yaaaaas.
Created by oyster farmers Brigitte and Tony Berthelot who live on Île de Ré, the machine makes it easy for their customers to get shucked (lolz) even after they’re closed, with the oysters selling for the same price as they do in the Berthelots’ shop.
Unlike that pack of prawn cocktail crisps which has been sitting in the office vending machine since approx 2007 though, this one is restocked every day (because you know, food poisoning), and the oysters are sold closed (because you know, food poisoning).
Brigitte and Tones are seriously into the old tech side of things too - customers can even pre-order from the vending machine via text, receiving a code to enter when they arrive.
Ordering in advance also means there’s extra add-on options like pâté and sea asparagus. Ladies and gentlemen, the 21st century is officially saved.
Oh, and if niche vending machines are your thang, there’s one is San Fran that sells freshly baked baguettes, and another in New Orleans that dispenses champagne. Now, if you could just visit all 3 in the same day, you’d have the perfect romantic meal.
By Lizzie Cox