What’s the Taste?

Ashlea Daniels, Staff Writer

Healthy vending machine food doesn’t sound like something someone would want to eat very often. Everyone tends to go to the vending machines for the unhealthy, fattening chips. But what do you do when they take away your little pleasure.

I went to the vending machine and got what seemed to be the most unappealing thing in there, an oatmeal raisin cookie bar. I went into the hallway and found people willing to try it without knowing what it was. While many were hesitant to try food from a stranger, some took the leap of faith.

“It doesn’t have a lot of flavor but it’s enough,” said Courtney Schear (’16).

“It is very chewy but it tastes good,” said Amie Powell (’16). “I would eat this.”

When told it was an oatmeal raisin cookie from the school’s new healthy vending machine, some had very interesting responses. “Oh that’s actually funny because I got a rice krispy treat from there and it was disgusting,” said Powell.

“That doesn’t taste like a cookie,” said Claire White (’18).

While many people liked the cookie bar, they didn’t like it as a cookie. “It tastes just like a granola bar,” said Schear.

“They should just go back to the regular vending machines,” said Veronica Falcon (’18).