Top 10 Must-Have Snacks for Your Vending Machine

Top 10 Must-Have Snacks for Your Vending Machine

Americans sure like snack foods! Snack vending machines are wildly popular throughout the 50 states because the convenience of delicious snack foods at great prices is an unbeatable combination. When you purchase a vending machine, you should do some research into what items to stock in your machine. How do you conduct this research?

Take a look at those who populate the area you’d like to install the machine. If you’re a medical facility, perhaps people are looking for healthier options, and/or sugar-rush inducing options. Ask your employees/patrons what they’d like to see. IIf you’re still unsure about what to stock in the machine, take a look at our Top 10 Must-Have Vending Machine Snacks for some inspiration:

10: Crackers (cheese, peanut butter, etc. )

9: Bars (nut bars, granola bars, nutrition bars etc. )

8: Cookies (sugar cookies, chocolate chip, Oreos™, etc. )

7: Nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds, etc.)

6: Breath mints (gum, sucking candies, etc.)

5: Chips (wavy, barbeque, Pringles™, etc.)

4: Gum (fruity, cinnamon, long-lasting, etc.)

3: Chocolate (Hershey™, Mars™, etc.)

2: Pretzels (salted, mini, etc.)

1: Candy – from Mike and Ikes™ to Starbursts™, and anything in between, candy is always a must-have in every machine.

If you have any questions about stocking your snack and/or food vending machine, get in touch with one of our representatives! We’d love to help make this process as smooth as possible. Still looking for the perfect snack machine? We’ve got you covered. Visit the site and browse our amazing vending machines for sale.


Vending 4 Pets: Ready to Do Some Dog-gone Good?

Attention: Pet-lovers everywhere! is pleased to introduce you to our latest charitable vending endeavor. We all know there are thousands of homeless, abandoned, and undeniably adorable pets living in local shelters just looking for someone to love. As avid pet-lovers ourselves, we want to help bring relief to shelters that so desperately need our financial assistance to keep their doors open to needy animals.

Therefore, Vending 4 Pets was born! Vending 4 Pets invites your customers and employees to support a local shelter or rescue league through the purchases they make from your vending service. Every time a purchase is made through one of these vending machines for pets, patrons have the opportunity to make a donation to help our furry friends. You gain profits from your machine, the shelter animals gain support, and your patrons feel great about giving to a worthy cause!

Getting this program set up for your machine is simple, painless, and profitable…and comes at no cost to you. It can be applied to any machine.  How does it work? Here are some FAQ’s:


Q: Is this vending machines for pets program really free?

A: Yes! There is no cost to you whatsoever for the vending equipment or service. Your customers or employees simply make purchases from the vending machines as they wish.


Q: What products will be sold from your vending machines for pets?

A: It is your choice! You select every item! We want to sell what you want to enjoy.


Q: How much do the products cost from your vending machines?

A: Our products are market priced for your area. You will pay no more than similar vending machines in your community.


Q: Will you help to have my existing vending service removed?

A: Yes. We are vending experts and will coordinate all aspects for a smooth transition.


Q: How long will it take to get your vending machines installed in our business?

A: It will take about two weeks from the time you grant us permission until the vending machines arrive.


Vending 4 Pets is a vending service that takes care of all the vending machine details so you don’t have to. Let us show you how easy it is to raise money for animal shelters in your area. Get in touch with us to inquire about this vending machines for pets program, or visit this page to learn more.


Vending 4 Pets, A Wittern Group Company based in Des Moines Iowa provides high quality vending service in all 50 states to benefit animal shelter and rescue leagues in your area. There is no cost to the business or to the recipient of the donations. Our company has served the needs of the vending industry since 1931 with thousands of satisfied customers.


The Affordability of getting a Used Vending Machine

If you wish to begin a vending machine business or to expand an existing route, used vending machines are an attractive option. Used machines often cost a fraction of what a new machine costs. However, when buying them from a reputable and well-established supplier, they can be be as reliable as brand new machines.

When shopping for used machines, always look for ones that are inspected and certified. This helps you ensure that the machine is in good working condition and will faithfully vend products to your customers.Certified Used Vending Machines for Sale offers several factory-remanufactured certified machines. These machines come with a 90 day warranty on parts that include the bill acceptors, coin acceptors and control boards. Plus, as a respected vending machine manufacturer, we support your purchase with a dedicated help line.

For greater affordability, machines can be purchased on one of our vending machine payment plans. Used snack machines are just $79.35 a month and drink machines are only $97.35 a month. Each of these can be paid off with just five vends a day.

Our supply of used vending machines for sale rotates constantly. Check back often to find the drink machine, snack machine or combo vending machine that fits your customers’ needs.

Finding the Right Size

The snack vending machine size you choose depend on a lot of factors: the size of your location, the demands of your customers, the dimensions of door frames and spaces allotted to you, and even the amount you have to budget for new machines. has a wide variety of snack vending machines for sale that are able to fit the bill for any vending operator. In this blog, we will break down the benefits of a few of our vending machine sizes.


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Our 12 Selection Machine is ideal for locations where space is limited but you still need the capacity and flexibility of a professional vending machine.







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Our most popular vending machine, the 23 Selection machine is perfect for nearly every vending location. This machine delivers a lot of value for a great price.







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Our 47 Selection machine offers the largest capacity in the industry! The reconfigurable product selection spacing and auger timing make the vending possibilities of this machine limitless!





About brings together a multitude of vending expertise through our circle of services. Everything you need to start, grow, or manage your vending business is provided through our easy online access. We provide vending services, financing, vending industry news, technical repair, parts and much more. is one of the companies under the Wittern Group umbrella. Whether you are an entrepreneur starting your own vending machine business or expanding your current business, offers you a full-range of vending machines, financing, location assistance and other services to meet all of your vending needs. As a full-line vending sales company we provide customers nationwide with the right equipment for their client’s location. Our large selection of snack, soda machines, hot beverage, cold and frozen food and other quality vending machines can be configured and customized to fit any size location from small businesses to large factories. Let our network of vending machine companies go to work for you.

Patent for Crispy Bread Snack from Frito-Lay

Frito-Lay, manufacturers of a variety of vending machine staples such as potato chips, crackers, pretzels and much more, has recently filed a patent for crisp bread snacks that use traditional dough recipes. Frito-Lay, whose sales of its products in 2009 comprised 40% of all “savory snacks” sold in the United States, has developed a new method that would make traditional bread recipes such as Swedish oat bread, Middle Eastern Challah bread, and Torta bread from Spain into crispy bread chip snacks.

The main processes proposed in this patent are aimed to reduce the traditional problems that make bread difficult to turn into a snack. Reducing the baking time and preparation time, reducing moisture and standardizing baking processes. In addition, additions to the traditional recipes have been made to improve the nutritional qualities of these new snacks.

The final products will have a crispy texture due to the baking process that vaporizes water in the dough. The reduced moisture content will help improve the shelf-life of these crispy bread chip snacks. can see these snacks hitting vending machines as a new alternative to potato chips, especially for customers looking for a baked alternative.

There has not yet been a review of the taste of these new snacks, but with the variety of bread recipes being used by Frito-Lay, there will undoubtedly be a flavor for everyone.