Incredible Vending Machine Serves Cakes in Cans

For those with a sweet tooth, there’s a new vending machine in Japan that sells cakes in cans. The cake-in-a-can vending machine from patisserie Okashi Gaku keeps the cakes at 37º F, and once dispensed they can be kept for a week in the refrigerator. The most popular flavor is strawberry shortcake, which sells for $11.80, followed by Mango & Passionfruit ($9.80), Tiramisu ($8.80) and Custard Pudding ($5.80). Those who have sampled the strawberry shortcake give it a thumbs up, citing the whipped cream — churned from whole fresh milk — as being light and airy, accompanied by fluffy chiffon cake and fresh chunks of Hokkaido strawberries and strawberry puree. With a slightly heavier flavor profile, the Tiramisu consists of a rich mascarpone cheese, light whipped cream, and sponge cake soaked in espresso. The only complaint about the cake in a can is how tightly it’s packed in there, making it difficult to gobble down quickly. That’s not a bad problem to have.