Smith Vending Corp. / Canteen

Better-for-you Options

​Canteen is committed to providing our clients and customers with wholesome product options and information to help them make informed food and beverage choices and lead a healthier lifestyle on the go. Choice Plus is Canteen’s nutritionist-designed offering of snack options, which can be incorporated into any vending or wellness program.

Choice Plus was designed by our team of registered dietitians and culinary experts to include vending machine snacks that meet criteria supported by the latest nutrition and consumer research. Choice Plus can be integrated into any vending machine or program, including Avanti Markets, our self-checkout vending micro-market, and en​r.G​
, our environmentally responsible vending machines featuring premium, better-for-you products. 

Choice Plus Snack Criteria:

  • 250 calories or less
  • 10 g* of fat or less
  • 3g of saturated fat or less
  • 0g of trans fat
  • 230 mg of sodium or less
  • 20 g** of sugar or less

*Nuts and seeds are exempt from the total fat limit, but must meet all other nutrient criteria.
**Unsweetened dried fruit is exempt from the total sugar limit, but must meet all other nutrient criteria.

Choice Plus vending snack options include granola and/or fruit bars, dried fruit mixes, trail mixes, low-fat and/or baked chips and crackers, and more.

Choice Plus Beverage Options:

Choice Plus offers a variety of “best” and “better” for you beverages.  

Choice Plus Best Choice beverages include:

  • Unsweetened still and sparkling, flavored and unflavored waters
  • Unsweetened coffee/tea

Choice Plus Better Choice beverage options include:

  • Low fat and nonfat dairy and non-dairy milks
    • Sweetened or unsweetened 150 calories or less per package
  • Fruit juice
    • At least 50% juice with no added sweetener
    • 150 calories or less per package
  • Vegetable juice or fruit and vegetable juice blends
    • 100% juice with no added sweetener
    • 150 calories or less per package
    • 150 mg sodium or less per package
  • Lightly sweetened beverages
    • 80 calories or less per package
    • 150mg sodium or less per package
  • Unsweetened coconut water
  • Zero calorie sweetened beverages (excludes energy drinks and those with more than 150 mg sodium per package)

Choice Plus Fresh Food Criteria:

  • Entrees
    • 400 calories
    • 20g fat
    • 5g sat. fat & natural trans fat combined
    • 600mg sodium
  • Sides
    • 250 calories
    • 5g fat
    • 250mg sodium

Please look for the Choice Plus logo at your nearest vending machine,  Avanti Market, or us to learn more about our products or set up a Choice Plus program in your region. 

Smith Vending is a Pepsi partner in offering the latest in "Better for You" choices as a "Hello Goodness" vendor
Reflecting the evolving needs of today's consumer and the increased desire for more good- and better-for-you choices on-the-go, PepsiCo today announced the launch of a new, state-of-the-art food and beverage vending initiative called "Hello Goodness." Debuting today at the Beverage Digest Future Smarts Conference in New York City, the vending unit offers good- and better-for-you product choices from the company's diverse and highly complementary food and beverage portfolio. PepsiCo will place several thousand units throughout the U.S. in 2016 in a variety of locations, including select healthcare, recreational, transportation, governmental, workplace and educational facilities.

The Hello Goodness vending machine -- which will also be available in a beverage-only version -- features a thoughtfully chosen selection of PepsiCo products such as such as Naked Juice, Smartfood Delight popcorn, Lay's Oven Baked potato chips, Quaker Real Medleys bars, Pure Leaf iced tea, Propel Electrolyte Water, Tropicana Pure Premium and Sabra Ready-to-Eat Hummus cups.

The Hello Goodness vending machine also goes beyond traditional vending machines in the market and:

  • Features a digital point-of-sale touch screen with product nutritional information
  • Suggests food and beverage pairing ideas for different eating occasions throughout the day
  • Is smart equipment, giving PepsiCo real-time consumer preference insights to further inform future offerings
  • Contains dual climate-control shelving, allowing both perishable and non-perishable items to be easily vended together at the correct temperature
  • Allows for cashless and digital vending

"Consumers want more choice when it comes to what they eat and drink on-the-go and we're providing the choices they want," said Kirk Tanner, chief operating officer, PepsiCo North America Beverages. "For years, PepsiCo has been transforming its portfolio to offer more and better food and beverages. We're continuing this journey with our new Hello Goodness vending initiative, which brings together the power of our brands and our expertise in design, category management and equipment innovation expertise."