There's something about a gumball machine that grabs the attention of children, and if you're like me...even adults! When we're out and about, my kids always ask for a quarter when they see a gumball machine. They get especially excited when visiting their cousins who have a gum ball machine of their very own! That's why I knew they'd be excited to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review the Junior Carousel Gumball Machine from Gumball.com!


Founded in 1993, Gumball.com is the #1 ranked bulk vending depot. They are the original online distributer of all things related to vending machines, including gum balls! Visiting their site for the first time, I was amazed with their large selection of vending machine products including not just gumball machines, but also snack machines, bill changers, etc. They have something for everyone!

We were sent the Junior Carousel Gumball Machine with Gumball Refill Box to review.
When the gumball machine arrived, the kids were instantly drawn to the colorful box and wanted to check it out. I couldn't blame them...so did I!
As I pulled the machine out of the box, I was happy to see that it comes completely assembled. It was also evident that it is fantastic quality. It's made with an all metal base, lid and coin mechanism and comes with a glass globe. It's nice to know that this is made well and is something that will last!
It holds small gum balls, candy or nuts only (gum balls must be smaller than .62 inches in diameter). We put in the gumballs which couldn't have been easier. By simply loosening the top we were able to open it, put them in and then gently tighten it again. I love the look of it with all of the colorful gumballs in it...it's what captures the kids attention every time they see it!
It is such a cute machine. I was happy to see that it wasn't too large. At 12 inches tall, it's really the perfect size for a home. We set it right on our kitchen counter and it has worked out very well. It looks really neat sitting there as well and is always a conversation piece for anyone who is visiting.

Of course, the kids absolutely love it...especially the fact that it takes real money! They each have their piggy banks and at least once a day, they ask me if they can take a coin out and put it in the gumball machine. I like that it accepts all types of coins so they can use any of them that they want. For those who prefer not to use coins, it can also be set to "free spin" as well. We use it as a fun reward after the kids pick up their playroom, eat all of their dinner, etc. What's fun is that they can easily use it themselves. I love that there's a carousel door with an easy lift-top...it helps to keep gumballs off the floor!
It's really been a lot of fun for the whole family, not to mention that the gumballs are really yummy! We've been very happy with the quality and fun design...it's the perfect size for home use. I'd definitely recommend this to other families with children...it's been a hit in our household for sure!

Buy It: You can purchase the Junior Carousel Gumball Machine for $46.98 at Gumball.com.
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**The products for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own.**



42 comments
  1. BethElderton May 25, 2012 at 10:53 AM  

    The Rhino All-Metal Gumball Candy Machine would be cute in a family room
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  2. Daisy May 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM  

    i like the Big Pro Triple Combo Vending Machine

  3. Nicole Gaylord May 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM  

    We LOVE gum here so it would be perfect!

  4. mamabunny13 May 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM  

    I like the Wooden Post Office Bank.

  5. pauline15 May 25, 2012 at 7:44 PM  

    The Gas Pump Gumball Machine is really cute!
    pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. Lee May 25, 2012 at 7:58 PM  

    I like the King Carousel Gumball Machine in the white color. It's nice to see a different color than red.

  7. Jackie May 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM  

    I like the Fun in the Sun Tropical Fruit Chicle
    Thanks!

  8. Susan Heim May 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM  

    My boys would love the Sports Baseball Gumball Machine!

  9. J.Lin May 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM  

    Spiral Gumball Machine

  10. lgm52 May 25, 2012 at 8:43 PM  

    Gas pump gumball machine

  11. Karen May 25, 2012 at 10:40 PM  

    King Carousel Combo Gift Set

  12. Nedaa Almier May 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM  

    I like the 27" Mini Wizard Spiral Gumball Machine.

  13. Anonymous May 26, 2012 at 12:35 AM  

    Lucky Zone Redemption Game


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  14. NwHome steader May 26, 2012 at 1:26 AM  

    20" Toy Capsule Vending Machine

  15. Tammigirl May 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM  

    We would have so much fun with the Classic Triple Head Candy Gumball Machine - gum, m&ms, and reese's pieces!

  16. Jana May 26, 2012 at 10:49 AM  

    I like the King Carousel Combo

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  17. Troy Breiland May 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM  

    Big Pro Triple Combo Vending Machine

  18. Carrie Phelps May 26, 2012 at 1:10 PM  

    I would love to have the Mighty Mite Rocket Gumball Machine on Stand.

  19. Carrie Phelps May 26, 2012 at 1:11 PM  

    GFC; carriedust

  20. debijackson May 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM  

    big pro combo vending machine

  21. dfraley3 May 26, 2012 at 6:43 PM  

    I'd love the Square Beaver Vending Machine
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  22. Brandi Elam May 26, 2012 at 9:51 PM  

    The 5' Wizard Spiral Gumball Machine is very cool!

  23. Unknown May 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM  

    I have always loved the spiral gum ball machine!

  24. Kimberly May 27, 2012 at 12:07 AM  

    I like the Gas Pump Gum Ball Machine
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  25. jmajor4870 May 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM  

    i like the Personalized King Carousel Gumball Machine

  26. InTransition May 28, 2012 at 1:23 PM  

    This is really cool. My daughter is only two and I don't let her chew gum yet so I wouldn't use it at home, but it would be great in my classroom.

  27. rj7777 May 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM  

    I like the single head candy machine and nut machine too. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

  28. Natalie U. May 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM  

    king carousel gumball machine
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  29. Randee May 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM  

    Would need to order some gumballs to go with the machine! So cute!

  30. For Their Future May 31, 2012 at 7:54 AM  

    It would be so great to have the Ziggy Zig Zag Bouncy Ball Machine!

    Hannah Pitts

  31. jakiesmom May 31, 2012 at 8:49 AM  

    i like their 30lbs of chewy spree
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  32. Gricelda June 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM  

    I like the King Carousel Combo, it looks great!!!

  33. Gricelda June 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM  

    I like the King Carousel Combo, it looks great!!!

  34. Tabathia June 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM  

    the reeses pieces bulk candy
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  35. katychick June 4, 2012 at 8:34 AM  

    hot tamale gum
    tcogbill at live dot com

  36. theladya June 4, 2012 at 8:36 AM  

    I also love the Dinovend Toy Vending Machine.

  37. Rachel June 4, 2012 at 10:25 PM  

    I think the 20" Toy Capsule Vending Machine would be fun to have!
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

  38. alicia zirjacks June 5, 2012 at 6:48 PM  

    I would love to try the sugarless gumballs!

  39. lana June 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM  

    Another product isRocket Spiral Gumball Machine

  40. LeeAnn June 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM  

    I would love to have the 4' WizKid Spiral Gumball Machine!

  41. Birdie Skolfield June 6, 2012 at 11:54 AM  

    The Ball Beaver Vending Machine birdson@roadrunner.com

  42. Tylerpants June 7, 2012 at 10:13 PM  

    I like the fun Sports Baseball Gumball Machine! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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