Someone Else Takes On The Vending Machine Challenge!

On my way in to work this morning, I got an email from someone who mentioned they were running their own version of The Vending Machine Challenge.

A quick summary: this was a bet that came up in the office many years ago, where the challenge was to eat one of every item from the company vending machine… during the workday, between the hours of 9 and 5. Several folks claimed it was doable; several folks said it couldn’t be done. Our friend Anthony stepped up to the challenge, and threw his hat into the ring.

Here’s the fantastic email that showed up in my Inbox today:

I wanted to let you know that I have convinced a coworker to take on the epic vending machine challenge today. He has accomplished some pretty impressive eating challenges in the past, so if this is in fact possible, he will do it. I’ll also add that he chose a mello yello as his drink to accompany the challenge (strictly on his own will)…. stay tuned for updates throughout the day… he’s going to be tweeting

Also, our vending machine has two bags of popcorn, two fruit pies, a pouch of powdered donuts and a pouch of donut sticks…..


This totally made my day. I just checked on Twitter, and the contest is already underway! Fun stuff – can’t wait to see how the rest of the day unfolds. If I’m remembering correctly, the biggest hurdle had to do not with the amount of food… but rather the high amount of sodium within the food, overall.

//Edit: Just got an email from Molly with the total list of items Carl’s trying to consume:

  • Microwave popcorn (butter flavored) x 2
  • Snyders mini pretzels
  • Harvest cheddar sun chips
  • Cheddar chex mix
  • Nutter butter bites
  • Ritz bits (peanut butter)
  • Ritz bits (cheese)
  • Lays sour cream and onion
  • Lays classic chips
  • Traditional chex mix
  • Cool ranch Doritos
  • Nacho Cheese Doritos
  • Cheeseburger Doritos
  • Ruffles Potato Chips
  • Cheetos
  • Lays Kettle Cooked Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Potato Chips
  • Hostess Apple Fruit Pies x 2
  • Hostess Cupcakes
  • Grandmas Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • Grandmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Hostess Donut Sticks
  • Hostess Powdered Donettes
  • Zoo Animal Crackers
  • Reese’s Fastbreak Bar
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups x 2
  • Hershey Chocolate Bar
  • Almond Joy
  • York Peppermint Patty
  • Heath Bar
  • Whatchamacallit Bar
  • Mr. Good Bar
  • Kit Kat Bar

the Vending Machine Challenge (Part 1, Intermission + Video, Part 2)
the Arby’s “Six Roast Beef Sandwiches in One Hour” Challenge
the Catching a Pancake Frisbee challenge
the Catch a Munchkin in Your Mouth challenge
the Catch a Boston Creme Donut With Your Face challenge


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  1. I’m inclined to think it can’t be done. I feel like you could eat it all in the amount of time, but that at some point you would just be ill. But I’m dying to know the results.

    Marty J. Reply

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