Vending Machine Challenge

  • 29 Jan 2013 at 11:46 AM

First Food Eating Challenge Of 2013: Underway


It’s another vending machine challenge and you know how we feel about those (too much time, not enough food, doesn’t put hair on anyone’s chest) BUT it does involve a contract (described as “amazing” by the half of Dealbreaker that was at one time licensed to practice law in New York1), the terms of which state that in the event of a loss, the loser will pay for a lunch he’s not invited to, so we’ve got award points for that. Read more »

  • 05 Oct 2011 at 11:32 AM

Vending Machine Challenge Underway


All 41 items must be completed by 4PM, with an official start time of 11:15AM. Said items include: Cheese Puffs, Snyder Low Fat Pretzels, Goldfish, Doritos, White Cheddar Popcorn, Snyder Regular Pretzels, Snyder Low Fat Pretzels, party mix, Fritos, Baked Lays, Baked Doritos, Lays, Sun Chips, Express Oatmeal, canned fruit, Sour Straws, Reeses, Fiber One Bar, M&Ms, Peanut M&Ms, Goobers, Fiber One Snack, Twizzlers, Snickers Crunch, Twix, Milky Way, Pretzels M&Ms, Snickers Crunch, Skittles, Starburst, peanuts, Raisinets, trail mix, strudel, more trail mix, crackers, sandwich crème cookies and Milanos.

The challenger, whose colleagues at an unnamed Connecticut firm note “is in a motorcycle club- enough said” (??), is apparently so confident that rather than eat a light dinner and get some rest last night, he mowed down a tray of tacos and got little sleep. If he finishes everything by the close and keeps it down for two hours he wins nothing, i.e. “respect.” For those who feel the extremely generous time allotment renders this contest not so much a challenge but a snack, channel your feelings of disgust towards stepping up to the plate with something better.

11:21 Guy has finished Cheese Doodles, Snyder Low Fat Pretzels, Goldfish, Doritos, White Cheddar Popcorn, Snyder Thin Pretzels, and second bag of SLFP’s. Read more »

Retired NFL player Bryce Fisher is a University of Chicago Booth School of Business student who will graduate next year. This summer he’s interning in Bank of America’s LevFin group. He’s 6’3, 265 pounds and whereas his fellow interns would probably pass out at the sight of a stack of Double Downs, hundreds of oysters or the entire contents of a vending machine, all he sees is a light lunch. Think about it.

Date: May 29, 2008
Aspirant: Tim “T-Bone”
Firm: FTN
Type: Traditional Vending Machine Challenge
Time: 8 Hours
Result: Failure – 27 of 35 items consumed.
Excuse: None offered.

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  • 13 Nov 2008 at 6:48 PM

The Dealbreaker Chronicle of Vending Machine Challenges

Date: May 29, 2008
Aspirant: Tim “T-Bone”
Firm: FTN
Time: 8 Hours
Result: Failure – 27 of 35 items consumed.
Excuse: None offered.
Date: August 22, 2008
Aspirant: Unknown
Firm: Unknown
Time: 3 hours 56 minutes
Result: Failure
Excuse: Borderline Sodium-Induced Seizure
Date: November 13, 2008
Aspirant: Unknown
Firm: Unknown
Time: Unknown
Result: Failure – 24 of 36 items consumed.
Excuse: “The apple pie was just too much.”