World's First Spice Vending Machine Makes Its Debut
Spice Company Launches New Contactless Yet In-Person Way to Shop for COVID and Post-Pandemic World
"We're an online shop, we don't have a traditional brick and mortar store. This has saved us a lot of headache during the pandemic, but we still want to be accessible to our local supporters,"
The vending machine, a first of its kind, was built by D&S Vending, Inc and designed by Morgan Melto, Art Director and Designer of The T!lt Group. It's located in Louisville at The Mellwood Arts Center at 1860 Mellwood Ave. Suite #268, just inside the doors near the rear loading dock. It's open to the public everyday, 8am-10pm EST, and only accepts credit cards.
"With the pandemic, people are cooking and burning through their spice cabinets like never before," says Thomas. "Now our vending machine is here for them to browse fresh spices in person, without other people actually around."
To celebrate the launch, they're giving away a KitchenAid stand mixer and a selection of their organic spices (estimated value $550). You can get 10 entries by visiting them in Louisville, taking a picture with the machine, and sharing it on social with #pinchspicemarket. If you're not in Louisville, you can photoshop yourself into a picture with the machine and post it on social media with the same hashtag to enter. Contest ends June 30, 2021 and details are on their website.
About Pinch Spice Market Pinch sources fresh herbs and spices direct and fair trade from organic farmers all over the world. The couple-owned business grinds spices and handcrafts blends at their Louisville factory. They ship all over the USA and offer free local pickup through contactless lockers, which are right outside their doors next to the new vending machine.
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Meaghan Thomas, Pinch Spice Market