Raw milk vending machine, Ljubljana
Raw milk vending machine, Ljubljana

Raw Milk Vending Machine, Ljubljana

A lot of tourists, especially Asians, take pictures of this raw milk vending machine at Ljubljana’s central market. So I did too.

I asked a visitor from Osaka about the fascination. If you’ve ever been to Japan or Thailand (and probably other countries in the region) you’ll have seen that nearly any food imaginable is sold in vending machines. (The sushi is actually quite good.) “But not raw milk,” the gentleman told me.

Such machines are fairly common in several European countries, including Switzerland, France, Austria, Croatia, Netherlands and Italy. This one, and presumably others in operation, have built in safety measures that include an automatic shut-off if the milk inside reaches a certain temperature. The spout is also sterilized between purchases by a UV light.

The price tag? €1 per liter; you can buy as little as 1dl (3.3oz) for a dime.

For a bit more detail, below is the full uncropped image.

Raw milk vending machine, Ljubljana
Raw milk vending machine, Ljubljana

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Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 1,098th straight, was snapped in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 02 March 2016.

 

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