Does everyone share my enthusiasm for free samples? I assume society is divided. Half are as excited as I am. Everyone else is totally grossed out by how many people have touched that piece of Pirate’s Booty™ aged white cheddar puffed rice (only $2.59 this week!) I just consumed.
Even though I love free samples, as a marketing tool I don’t find them that persuasive. I rarely stray from my grocery list. This is not as much from personal willpower as OCD, but this summer a free sample convinced me to override the all-powerful grocery list.
A fresh guacamole with tomatillos has continually been featured this summer at our co-op grocery. It was so delicious that I wanted to take some home. Rather than buy it, I looked at the package and bought the (four!) ingredients to make a batch at home. We’ve been eating it weekly as a snack with tortilla chips, on tacos or as a salsa for homemade tamales.