At This Point It Might Be Cheaper To Get Eggs From A Vending Machine

Let's be real, we all love the convenience and selection of a good vending machine. Candy bars, chips, drinks? These rectangular machines have you covered. That being said, American vending machines are pretty boring compared to the unique offerings of vending machines around the world. In Italy, for instance, you can buy pizza from a vending machine, while in Japan you can purchase cake in a can.

Of course, the one downside to vending machines is the price. On average, a bag of chips from a vending machine will cost you $0.45 more per ounce than a bag from the grocery store. That being said, farmers in Ireland have found vending machines to be the perfect way to combat inflated egg prices while also making a bit of profit. Yes, that's right, farmers are selling eggs from vending machines, and as weird as it sounds, it's actually an amazing — and affordable — sight to behold.

Everything you need to know about egg vending machines

Back in November 2020, a Facebook user named Patricia shared a little bit about her local Oona Eggs vending machine, run by the Irwin family farm. For only three pounds, or about $3.66 in U.S. currency, Patricia was able to purchase 18 extra large eggs from the vending machine. Of course, that was in 2020, but today, buying 18 eggs at Walmart would cost you at least $6. She's since begun sharing videos on TikTok of her trips to the egg vending machine, prompting Americans to ask why we don't have any here in the U.S. 

However, several farms -– mostly in California –- did adopt this method during the pandemic as a means of distributing eggs safely and at all hours. You want to try Gordon Ramsay's scrambled egg recipe at 2 a.m.? No problem, the egg vending machine has your back. Plus, you really can't argue with paying only $4 for 18 eggs these days, which you can do at at least one farm in Santa Cruz, California, so shout out to TikTok for sharing the location.