A smart, fifties style hopper is one of the defining features of this faithful reproduction of a vintage jellybean machine. The interior contains an internal turning mechanism and there are two options depending on the size of the sweets in the hopper - a small dispensing option for treats such as jelly beans, minstrels etc and a larger one for bubble gum and gumballs. The machine’s coin operated system can be set to 20p or 'free vend' depending on your wishes, so please specify your preference on both these options at the checkout.
The machine comes in a wide variety of colours, coupled with the choice of gold coloured metal or chrome for the trim. Certain colours may be out of stock from time to time, in which case an alternative will be offered.
Many of our products are steeped in history – and the jelly bean is no different. Highly regarded as a classic American treat, they were first introduced to the general population back in 1861 by American confectioner William Schrafft, quickly becoming a favourite sweet to send to soldiers during the American Civil War. Shortly afterwards their popularity soared, and in the 1950s President Ronald Reagan helped their image still further, taking to eating jelly beans to help him stop smoking his pipe. Nowadays they are often associated with the cinema industry, and regarded as a perfect vintage treat to accompany any film or motion picture.