According to Meghann Winters, an Ohio State senior and communications coordinator for the Ohio Pork Council, the vending machine concept sprang from a “crazy idea in the office one day” while brainstorming ways to promote Ohio pork products. The Meat Science Club at Ohio State quickly came on board to help. (No word yet on speculative increased foot traffic at Ohio State’s animal science building, but those bacon snacks are bound to come in handy around finals time.)

We think this bacon vending machine is a fine idea, but why should young college students get all of that valuable fat and protein? We can think of a beleaguered food website staff that would likely fork over several dollars a week to a similar such machine, just in case this genius idea spreads further. To Chicago, say.