For food lovers, this vending machine in Japan will be the crème de la crème.
Because he sells cakes – canned. And travel content creator Maz Green can vouch for the quality.
The 31-year-old, who posts eye-catching photos and videos on Instagram and TikTok to hundreds of thousands of followers using the handle ‘where to find me‘, tried several of the canned cakes dispensed by the machine, including a strawberry shortcake which she told MailOnline Travel was ‘really delicious’.
In an Instagram clip, Maz can be seen buying the dessert and revealing how it’s made from “soft whipped cream, vanilla sponge cake and Hokkaido strawberries.”
Maz discovered the machine in the Adores Shibuya gallery in Tokyo, explaining that the tinned cakes she offers cost between £5.30 and £6, the overall quality was “good”, but the strawberry shortcake was her favorite.
Travel content creator Maz Green (above) found a vending machine that dispenses canned cakes in Adores Shibuya Gallery in Tokyo. She said tinned cakes cost between £5.30 and £6.
Maz, who posts on social media using the handle Where To Find Me, said her favorite canned cake is strawberry shortcake (above)
She said: “I was pleasantly surprised: it was really delicious and it proves to me once again that Japan does everything well. The cream was light and fluffy and the Hokkaido strawberries were very fresh.
“I also tried the mango and passion fruit cake. This included fluffy Hokkaido cream layered on a chiffon cake and mango and passion fruit flavored jelly puree. The quality was good, but I definitely preferred the strawberry shortcake.
Has she seen any other wacky vending machines?
Maz, who is half-Japanese but born and raised in London, said: “Japan is known for its weird and wonderful vending machines, so I’ve seen a lot of them.
“For food, I found one that only sold fresh bananas, one that contained katsu sandwiches, another that curiously sold cans of fresh cream and, more wacky, edible insects.
“Some other interesting vending machines included a vending machine selling only beer, one with only CBD, and another only dispensing flowers.”
Maz said of the strawberry shortcake, “It was really delicious and proves to me once again that Japan does everything right.”
The Strawberry Shortcake (top left and right) featured “soft whipped cream, vanilla sponge cake and Hokkaido strawberries.” Maz added, “I also tried the mango passion fruit cake. This included fluffy Hokkaido cream layered on a chiffon cake and mango and passion fruit flavored jelly puree.
And how does Maz rate Tokyo as a whole?
She said, “Some of my family members live in Tokyo, so I visit them at least once a year. Call me biased, but I consider Tokyo one of the best cities in the world. It’s extremely impressive, so fast, with unique stimuli at every turn. But despite its overcrowding, there is pure calm and order in this dense city.
“What I love most about Tokyo is how well it preserves its tradition despite being one of the most modern cities in the world. For lunch you will be served by a waiter robot, then half an hour later you will walk down the road and you will come to a 15th century Edo castle.