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You Want Some Gold With That Twix Bar?

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How many times have you sidled up to a vending machine, selected your candy of choice, popped it in your mouth and thought, "This is really good but you know what would make it better? Another layer of nougat and some gold"? A whole bunch, I'm assuming. You're on your own lobbying the Mars company for that extra inch but Thomas Geissler's got you covered on the g.
Geiss, via his company TG-Gold-Super-Markt, will be rolling out "a substantial number" of gold dispensing machines in Germany, Austria and Switzerland within three months and, if the demand is there, around the world. Sound good? Customers will be able to buy 1-, 5- and 10-gram pieces of gold, and Canadian Maple Leafs and South African Krugerrands, each a tenth of an ounce. A one-gram piece now costs about $42. Sound great, to the extent that you've got to get in on this shit yourself? Geissler is planning on a franchise model wherein you'll b able to buy your own machine for about $28,000. For those worried about the risk posed by hoodlums, do not fear. According to TG, these babies will be tested with explosives, and "outfitted like an armored vehicle...We're going to put them in places like Russia, and the boys are not exactly demure over there."
Also, the product "will be dispensed in a handsome box," which is just classy.


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