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Celebrate National Peanut Month in the Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound Break Room

The peanut has a long and celebrated history. It dates back to 1500 B.C., according to the National Peanut Board (NPB), and even has its own national month – March. More than a third of all peanuts grown commercially end up as peanut snacks and candy, like the ones residing in your Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound vending machine or micro-market. From peanut butter smothered to chocolate peanut covered, it’s time to celebrate the wonderful peanut.

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Snap a pic of your peanuts

Start National Peanut Month off right with your favorite peanut-based snacks. Look for peanuts in your healthy vending machine as part of a trail mix or granola bar. Or treat yourself to a peanut filled candy. A Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound vending machine favorite is the Snickers bar which is reported to have 16 peanuts per bar. (Bonus points if you count and post your bar’s number). 
Whole peanuts aren’t the only way this tasty, protein packed treat ends up in your vending machine and micro-market food. Peanuts as peanut butter account for a large percentage of tasty treats in your Seattle, Tacoma, and Puget Sound break room. Think everything from peanut butter cookies to peanut-butter filled chocolate cups. That makes peanuts a star of the snack vending machine.  

Learn peanut trivia

March being National Peanut Month is a perfect time to brush up on your peanut facts. For instance, did you know that the peanut is not actually a nut. The peanut is a legume, like a pea or a lentil. Here are some other fun peanut facts to wow your Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound co-workers from the NPB:

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter
  • Peanuts became prominent after the Civil War when Union soldiers found they liked them and took them home. Both armies subsisted on this food source high in protein
  • There are six cities in the U.S. named Peanut: Peanut, California; Lower Peanut, Pennsylvania; Upper Peanut, Pennsylvania; Peanut, Pennsylvania, Peanut, Tennessee; and Peanut West Virginia
  • Americans eat more than six pounds of peanut products each year 

Add more peanuts to your diet

Peanuts are nutrient rich. A serving of peanuts has 7 grams of protein, 30 essential vitamins and minerals, as well as being a great source of fiber and good fats. Perhaps it’s time to add peanuts to the snacks at your Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound break room with upgraded pantry service. Or try a new recipe starring March’s plant-based protein.

This March, between donning a shamrock hat and celebrating the first day of Spring, rejoice in the availability of one of America’s favorite snacks, the peanut. And if you need more peanut snacks in your Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound break room, we have plenty to offer. Contact Vista Vending at (253) 592-2843 today.

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Reasons To Work For A Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound Area Vending Service Provider

With so many Seattle, Tacoma, and Puget Sound companies looking for employees, workplace culture is more important than ever. At Vista Vending, this has always been first and foremost. We take the ideals of a small company and use them to treat our employees right, especially as we grow.

Culture of appreciation

Yes, all of us here have a job to do, but the employees at Vista Vending are like a family. We cooperate between departments to bring vending machine or pantry service to Seattle, Tacoma, and Puget Sound break rooms. To ensure our employees feel like family, we have a strong recognition program. 
Each month, we feature one of our employees on social media. We post their picture and give them a shout-out for being amazing. They’ve told us it makes them feel good and better know that their work is appreciated. Plus, when a big holiday comes up, we host a company party. Think a catered meal, raffle prizes, and of course, a cornhole tournament.

Customer-facing option

Besides recognition, it’s important for us in the Seattle, Tacoma, and Puget Sound area to listen to our employees’ wants and needs. Some people love a good conversation with a stranger. Others would prefer a job working on their own. Vista Vending has opportunities for all sorts of personalities. If you are a “people person,” you might enjoy working as a route driver or on an office coffee service route. You’ll get to interact with lots of people on location as you fill machines and/or drop off products. There’s a lot of independence to the job as well. 

Back-of-the-business work

Vista Vending appreciates Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound employees

If you would rather come into work and do your job without talking to customers, we have warehouse work that can be the right fit. In the warehouse, workers pick products for the drivers to take to different locations. We’ve invested in warehouse technology that makes this easy and efficient. Our company couldn’t run without these hardworking people.  

Part of the refreshment industry

Probably the best part of working for Vista Vending is how our service supports local businesses. Everything we do, from installing a micro-market at a Seattle, Tacoma, or Puget Sound call center, to stocking a school vending machine, supports the local community. The people that use our services live and work in this area. They love having food, snacks, and drinks available to them, and often look to us in order to do their job better. That helps us take pride in what we do and keep our level of service above and beyond. 
Vista Vending is a team of 30 and growing every day. If you are dependable with a desire to be part of a terrific team, consider applying. You can apply online or just give Vista Vending a call at (253) 592-2843.

Hot Drinks To Make In Your Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound Break Room | Vista Vending

5 Hot Drinks To Make In Your Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound Break Room

With cold weather comes the joy of drinking a delightful hot beverage. The right Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound office coffee or tea program can make this easy by providing excellent coffee and tea in your break room. It will get you warm and productive. However, if you want something unique and creative in your mug, read on. These five recipes use products commonly found in Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound break rooms together with a few ingredients you can bring from home to create some truly special cold water concoctions.

Mexican hot chocolate

Nothing beats the cold like a decadent chocolate drink with a little kick. A recipe on Ready Set Eat inspired us to suggest it for the Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound workplace. Make Mexican hot chocolate by using hot cocoa mix or ordering it from the coffee vending machine. Then add a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of cayenne pepper to take the flavor up a notch. Of course, if you are going to bring spices from home, you might also bring a can of ready-to-serve whipped cream to make the hot chocolate extra special.

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Coffee with cinnamon and spice

Flavored coffee is very popular. Based on a recipe on Taste of Home, we suggest trying your own hand at adding flavor yourself. Start with a fresh cup of black coffee, add ½ cinnamon stick, 4 cloves and 5 tsp of sugar. Let it steep for 5 minutes and then remove the spices. Alternatively, you can use common spice mixes, such as pumpkin pie spice, to give your cup-of-joe a flavor boost. This works especially well if you take cream(er), which can help disguise any ground spices that don’t dissolve.

Mulled Dr Pepper

When we discovered this recipe on Taste of Home’s website, we were on cloud wine. Why? Because mulled wine is such a nostalgic winter drink, that is rarely work appropriate. However, this recipe aims to capture the sweet and highly seasoned complexity of mulled wine with an alcohol free alternative – Dr Pepper. Here is the single-serve recipe inspired by the original recipe. Take a can or bottle of Dr Pepper from the Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound vending machine and pour it into a microwave safe mug. Add a pinch of brown sugar and ground allspice. Use 4 cloves, ½ cinnamon stick, and dash of salt and nutmeg. Prepare your mix at home, and bring it along to work the next day to enjoy a gourmet hot drink experience in the office.

Spicy Apple Chai

Hot teas provide a great opportunity to experiment. This recipe from Bigelow uses their black spicy chai tea and fruit juice. Steep the tea in hot water from the office coffee machine. Once ready, add a half cup of apple cider. Heat the tea in the microwave until it’s hot again and add a teaspoon of sugar, stirring until dissolved. Aroma, spice, and everything nice.

White Peppermint Mocha

This white peppermint mocha recipe from Coffee mate will tickle your taste buds. First you’ll need a white chocolate morsel. Place it in your mug and then fill the mug with espresso or double strength hot coffee. As the chocolate melts, use a fork to blend it with the coffee. Add in ½ cup milk and 2 tablespoons Coffee mate peppermint mocha flavor liquid (a flavored creamer). Garnish with a candy cane to maximize coworker hot drink jealousy.

Need some of these hot drink products for your Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound break room? Vista Vending offers a wide selection of the best office coffee products and teas. Call us at 253.592.2843 for office coffee service that will brew up some creativity in the Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound break room.