Free Jell-O sample dispensing machine tells kids to buzz off

Everyone likes a free tasty snack, just check out how people circle like buzzards around those sample tables at Costco. A lot of kids don't even try to hide their greed, and would stuff themselves if the server didn't shoo them off. Now Jell-O wants to add that intimidation factor to a sample vending machine, by using a face scanner that determines your age and won't serve up a free treat if it thinks you're just a pesky kid.

The machine serves up samples of Jell-O Temptations a dessert made just for adults, so it's not like they're rejecting their target customers. I just hope Temptations isn't made from that weird human gelatin.

The machines were developed for Jell-O by Intel, and are being tested at New York's South Street Seaport, and Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

I can see what Jell-O is trying to do, but isn't a risk to disappoint the people who really are their core customers?

Via Gizmag

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