A Snapshot of 2023’s Most Popular Vending Machine Snacks

Throughout the year, we observe the snacks people are enjoying from our vending machines. It is interesting to see the variety of snacks that people choose. People’s snack preferences change over time. It is fascinating to see how snacking habits evolve.

Bottoms Up Vending provides top-notch vending services to workplaces, schools, healthcare facilities, and more. They make sure people can easily get their favorite snacks and drinks in various industries and locations.

Bottoms Up Vending operates in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Indiana. They provide vending services in various locations. People use vending machines in places like factories, hospitals, and schools to improve break times and productivity. These machines offer a variety of snacks and drinks.

In 2023, we looked at popular snacks and drinks. These numbers show what a diverse group of people like to eat and drink in different places. Let’s take a closer look at what items topped the charts in these vending machines and the emerging trends shaping our snacking habits.

2023 Vending Machine Most Popular Snacks Infographic

When it comes to snacking, certain things remain constant. The top five snacks of 2023, as revealed by Bottoms Up Vending, are a testament to our undying love for the classics:

  1. Lays Classic Chips have proven once again why they’re the king of crunch.
  2. Doritos Nacho Cheese remains a fiery favorite for those who love a little spice.
  3. Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Cupcakes have been sweetening our snack times.
  4. Snickers Original, the perfect pick-me-up for any time of the day.
  5. Grandma’s Vanilla Cookies bring a touch of home-baked comfort.

A Fizzy Affair

On the drinks front, Coca-Cola and Pepsi are battling it out for the top spot. Coca-Cola takes the lead with Bottoms Up Vending moving an impressive six pallets of Coca-Cola cans weekly. This fizzy feud highlights our ongoing love affair with carbonated beverages, making them the champions of thirst quenching.

Energy Drinks on the Rise

While our snack preferences may lean towards the traditional, our thirst for energy is surging. Energy drinks like Monster, C4, and Venom mark their territory in the vending machines. This trend points to a growing demand for beverages that do more than just hydrate.

Regional Tastes and Trends

We’ve noticed some intriguing regional preferences across the Chicagoland area. For instance, while some areas have a penchant for RC/7up/Dr. Pepper, others stick to their guns with Coke and Pepsi. Furthermore, spicier food options are a hit in the south suburbs and northern Indiana, showcasing our diverse palates.

Picture of energy drinkThe Health Trend

Despite the buzz around health and wellness, the demand for healthier snacks hasn’t seen a significant rise in 2023. At least not in the industries Bottoms Up Vending serves. It seems that, at least for now, the allure of traditional snacks and drinks remains unbeaten.

Looking Ahead

Bottoms Up Vending keeps offering your favorite snacks and drinks. We love our classics, but we also make space for new items like energy drinks. This blend of tradition and innovation is what keeps the vending machine experience exciting and relevant.

As we step into another year, who knows what new favorites will emerge? One thing’s for sure: Bottoms Up Vending will be there to keep our vending machine adventures interesting and satisfying.

Customers have been increasingly requesting energy drink and seltzer offerings at our locations. We plan on getting more of these options to keep our customers happy. This blend of tradition and innovation is what keeps the vending machine experience exciting and relevant.