What should I put in this gumball machine?

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What should I put in this gumball machine?

I won a gumball machine at my company party last night. I’m not thrilled about my daugher eating so much gum though. What do you all think I should put in its place? One thought was macadamia nuts. Expensive but round. Will they last long enough though?

on December 18, 2012
at 05:26 AM

That’s a really neat idea actually. And when we’re hungry, we just dispense one? 🙂

on December 18, 2012
at 05:25 AM

I considered marbles but I have an 8mo as well and he’d probably swallow them if we kept them in the house

on December 16, 2012
at 07:22 PM

Actually, this is a really good point. Just because it’s there doesn’t mean it has to be utilized. If you think that’s sad, are we attaching a little sentimentalism to candy dispensers?

on December 16, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Almonds are equally addicting for some people.

on December 16, 2012
at 07:15 PM

It’s a gumball machine. Your logic does not apply here. A GUMBALL MACHINE!

on December 16, 2012
at 03:55 PM

I like this idea, theres not a lot of paleo foods with a long shelf life that I’m aware of save maye nuts. I’d consider non food items, like bouncy balls, I love bouncy balls.

on December 16, 2012
at 03:31 PM

will it hold quarters? It could be a bus fare dispenser. Probably not, now that I think of it.

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13 Answers

on December 16, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Any container of macadamia nuts is one serving per, for me, no matter the size. So, they wouldn’t last very long in my house. How about almonds?

Or, you could donate the gumball machine to a . Toys for Tots. program. Benefits of donating: feel good about helping an under privileged child, less clutter in your house (one less thing to sell at a garage sale in two years), reduce the chance of your daughter successfully negotiating to have gumballs stocked in the machine.

on December 16, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Almonds are equally addicting for some people.

on December 16, 2012
at 05:54 PM

My doctor’s office had a poster of a gumball machine converted into a fish tank. I don’t know if you can pull that one off but if so, it looked pretty awesome. Koi are paleo, yea?

I think if you put in any shelled nuts they’ll last plenty long. If the thing cranks out unlimited pre-roasted macadamias it’s going to go fast. If you’ve got to crack open a few hazelnuts every time you turn the thing, I think everyone would be far less inclined to go hog-wild.

on December 18, 2012
at 05:26 AM

That’s a really neat idea actually. And when we’re hungry, we just dispense one? 🙂

on December 16, 2012
at 03:45 PM

Could you do dark chocolate covered almonds and not eat them all in one sitting?

I’d be inclined to go completely food free with it, and see if you can put some kind of accessories in it for her, like scrunchies and elastic hairbands in bright colours. That way, she gets a new one every day!

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