Open Post: Hosted By The Return Of Costco’s Free Samples

June 1, 2020 / Posted by:

Put those fears of coronavirus aside! It’s time to risk it all for one of those hot-plate-heated samples of questionable cleanliness from Costco! Society is healing!

Today says that back in March, Costco pressed pause on food sampling because of coronavirus. Stores also closed earlier and Costco placed restrictions on the number of people allowed in per membership. They also made changes to their food court areas, offering limited menus to members only and not allowing people to eat there. But now they’re slowing lifting those restrictions. Costco’s CFO, Richard Galanti, spoke during a quarterly earnings call on Thursday saying:

“We’re going to start doing some things in mid-June on a slow rollout basis in sampling… I can’t tell you any more, but needless to say it’s not going to be where you go and just pick up an open sample with your fingers.”

Are they going to load a cannon and shoot food into your mouth? A sample slingshot? Like the priests are doing with holy water? And the food court services will also be getting more items back:

“We’ve added some, but not all, (of) the items back as of now.”

People had mixed feelings on the return of Costco’s food samples. Some are happy about their mouths getting free food again, but others are annoyed by the inevitable aisle-traffic that food sample stations bring. And one person wisely wondered how people are supposed to eat with a mask covering their eating hole.

I, for one, am happy about the free samples. It’s always good to taste that bucket of food before you buy it. You don’t want to end up with 7-pounds of something you don’t like. Although Costco will have to make sure that with the return of samples they also factor in boosted security into the budget. You know how those Costco samples can drive people to messiness. The last thing America needs right now is a riot breaking out in Costco over the new flavor of jalapeño-cheese Bagel Bites.

Pic: Yelp

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