Shopping a friends TZ and notice the gumballs look pretty sad and dull. When I opened the top I noticed right away the sweet smell...The previous owner used real gumballs. Not sure how common this is...Removing them so far is a painful dirty process. They are too small to pull out with pliers so I am having to squeeze them into pieces to get out the opening...In the end Ill be cleaning and mini vacuuming the gumball machine. Unless there is an easy way to get dome off its a slow tedious process.