A message I sent to a vending machine company:
We have a vending machine on the 3rd floor of the Tribune Tower in Chicago (435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611). Almost every day I get a Pay Day bar. Sometimes twice a day! Today I hit D7 on the vending machine. My delicious Pay Day bar fell down to the drawer. As the coils turned to bring the next bar up to the front, in the D7 slot was Baby Ruth! What! In fact, an entire row of Baby Ruth bars are now standing in line to replace my beloved daily Pay Day bars. OMG. It’s like they a line of soldiers all standing there, pushing the last final Pay Day down to its final demise.
Please tell me that Baby Ruths are not replacing Pay Day.
Let the people speak up for the Pay Day candy bar!
I tell you what. I will never, ever buy a Baby Ruth candy bar from a vending machine. Ever.
Isn’t a Baby Ruth just a Milky Way with the caramel all screwy and nuts in the outer later?
You know what I don’t want? That.
I love Pay Day’s. Are the Sprees really outselling them enough that they get to stay?
You should suggest that they replace those Sprees with Whatchamacallits.
That’s a great idea! I’m going to email them now with that suggestion to replace Sprees with Whatchamacallits.
The vending machine company responded to my form submission! Here’s their very kind email:
Thanks for reaching out. Sadly, yes it looks as though Pay Day’s are making an exit from that machine due to the sales history and Baby Ruth is making her debut. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we appreciate you reaching out. I’d be happy to get you a refund sent out for the Baby Ruth as it wasn’t your intention to purchase that, if you’d like. I would just need your address.
And my response:
Ooooh! Good bye Pay Days. Thank you for the refund offer, that’s very kind. I did indeed get the Pay Day bar—the very last one! Oh how sweet the last Pay Day bar is.
While Baby Ruth might hit a home run in your vending machines, I’m secretly hoping the Baby Ruth strikes out. Haha. Now if we are talking about candy bars, the best one to stock would be the Big Kat bars. And the good news is that our other vending machine does stock Big Kat bars. You might see a spike in sales in those. 😉
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