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February 12, 2019

Reis and Irvy's Hawaii


Disclosure: Complimentary product was received for review purposes.  All opinions are entirely my own. 



The world's first frozen yogurt (froyo) robotic vending machine has hit Hawaii shores and you can check it out for yourself at The Hyatt Regency in Waikiki. The company that invented this machine is called Reis & Irvy's, and their machines can create a cup of frozen yogurt with up to two different toppings in under 60 seconds.

Finding this vending machine is a bit tricky unless you know ahead of time that it's located near a small entrance to the hotel on the Koa street side of the ground floor of the Hyatt Regency.  



Once you find the machine, everything else is easy-peasy, which is what makes this concept so great, especially for kids. 


Just choose your size (regular or large), flavor, and up to two toppings. 


On this particular day, the two flavors were chocolate and vanilla ...


and the toppings were granola, chocolate sprinkles, 


rainbow sprinkles, graham crumbs, and fruit pebbles.


The ordering process is incredibly simplistic - even the technologically challenged can navigate the touch screen with ease. 


After you complete the ordering and payment process, the robot gets to work.  The robotic arm will grab a cup, and place it under the desired flavor. A swirl of froyo is dispensed into your cup, just like at the froyo shops.



Then the robot places your cup under the toppings dispensers.


The finished product is placed in a holding area, and once the window opens you can collect your cup of froyo.  



The window was at the perfect height for my 5 year old twins.


Happiness in a cup!


vanilla with rainbow sprinkles

My boys had a blast watching the process. They liked the taste of the froyo too! 

chocolate with fruity pebbles



What I liked about about Reis and Irvy's Hawaii's vending machine:
  • it takes less than 60 seconds
  • the selections are limited (2 flavors, 6 toppings), which makes it easier for kids (and adults!) to make decisions)
  • the prices are set (currently $5 for a regular, $7 for a large), so there's no chance of "sticker shock" at check out, like at the self-serve froyo shops
  • it's open 24/7!












Reis and Irvy's Hawaii 
at The Hyatt Regency Waikiki
2424 Kalakaua Avenue
Website: reisandirvyshawaii.com

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