In our Part One of Three, How to Start a Healthy Vending Machine Business, we analyzed the importance of picking the right technology and vending machine. With the perfect machine in place we now need to stock the machine with healthy meals, snacks and beverages.
In the second installment of our three part blog on How to Start a Healthy Vending Machine Business, we are going to concentrate on what type of healthy snack and drink products to use in a healthy vending business.
Healthy Vending Products
The type of items that usually go into a vending machines are soda pop, sugary energy drinks, candy bars, chips, crackers, cookies and pretty much anything unhealthy you can buy at your local quicky mart.
When you are looking to offer healthy vending machine options, the products that go into the machine are very different in nutritional value and freshness. People who purchase items in a healthy vending machine expect options that cater to speciality diets, are organic, meet nutritional guidelines and are not deceivingly unhealthy.
Healthy Vending Snacks
The types of snacks you stock a healthy vending machine with are not so different on the outside, they just happened to be healthier snack options. Offering baked chips or fresh healthy fruit in your vending machines is now possible as the amount of alternative healthy snack options continue to become prevalent.
Here is a list of nutritious snack products you want to consider putting into a healthy vending machine:
Yes, there is such a great invention as healthier alternative potato chip options out there. Offering healthy snack alternative like Smartfood Popcorn or if you still want to snack on chips make sure they are all natural like Cape Cod kettle cooked potato chips.
Bars & Cookies
When it comes to any type of snack bar make sure you not only choose protein bars, but also have an array of granola, fruit bars and healthier cookie options. Replacing Chips Ahoy with Ginny Bakes organic cookies is the type of alternative products you want to add to your healthy vending options. Always make sure to consider specialty diets such as gluten free or kosher snack options.
Fresh Healthy Snacks
Offering fresh fruit, yogurt or even a hummus snack pack. With the right vending machine you can stock perishables that will stay fresh and healthy. Make sure and offer more than just apples and bananas. Adding organic applesauce pouches and greek yogurt will make your healthy vending machine sales go up.
Healthy Vending Beverages
The ever growing market of energy drinks makes it a best selling vending item. With so many out there to choose from, make sure you stock your vending machine with healthier energy drink options like, Steaz Organic or healthy Hiball Energy drinks.
Offering fresh cup of Java is nice, but when you have a healthy vending machine to stock, coffee is a great beverage that sells and has many organic and healthier options to choose from. Try iced brewed coffee like Hi Brew that commits to using all natural ingredients.
Although there are natural soda alternatives you want to offer in a healthy vending machine, you also want to offer fresh all natural iced teas, almond milk, coconut water or all natural juices.
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Coming Soon, Part III and final three part series of our “How to Start a Healthy Vending Machine Business?”