PepsiCo introduces ‘better-for-you’ vending machines

The brand’s chief said the options would ‘reach consumers in places that [it] can’t reach them other than vending.’

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It was stocked with a vast selection of Hostess products, Coca-Cola beverages and all the potato chips, Doritos and other errant snacks our teenage hearts desired. In retrospect, snack companies were training us to become salt- and sugar-addicted, portly Midwesterners like our parents before us.

How times have changed.

Apparently responding to growing anti-soda sentiment, PepsiCo has unleashed a new Hello Goodness brand, which will manifest as vending machines that offer supposedly healthier snack and beverage options than its forebears. Expect to see Naked brand juices (ew), Baked Lays potato chips (boring) and Sabra brand hummus cups (what?).

The machines will also include less-healthy products such as Gatorade and Nacho Cheese Doritos.

CNN Money reporter Kathryn Vasel wrote, “When asked whether the company considered these options to be healthy, Pepsi said that the Doritos are reduced fat, and that some of the offerings were gluten free and fat free.”

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