Less than a year after Sprinkles introduced the famously ridiculous cupcake ATM to the people of Los Angeles, now a caviar company is getting in on the automated action. Yes, Beverly Hills Caviar has now unleashed its caviar vending machine, the answer to every question no one has ever asked. According to the company's Facebook page — describing it as a "unique caviar boutique" — the ATM "offers a large selection of the world's finest Selection of Caviar, Truffles, Escargot, Bottarga, Blinis, oils, Mother of Pearl plates and spoons, gift boxes and gourmet salts."
These vending machines can be found at Westfield Century City, Westfield Topanga, and the Burbank Towne Center — one of these is even open until 2 a.m. for those late-night caviar needs. As for pricing, LA Mag reports that these machines have "everything from a pink mother of pearl spoon for $4 to Imperial River Beluga Caviar for $500 an ounce."
Of course, this is not entirely a new thing. Caviar vending machines first popped up all over Moscow more than two years ago, hawking "tins and glass jars full of red salmon caviar or roe." But is this just the beginning of a new wave of unnecessary vending machines taking over America?
· Gourme tFood [Facebook]
· Finally! Caviar by ATM [LA Mag]
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