Everyone has been lured into buying something at Costco as a result of trying a sample, no matter how much willpower you have, eventually they get you. One of my reader’s, and previous guest poster, Evan, has gotten so into the Costco samples that he’s started a flickr photostream dedicated to documenting every sample he tries at Costco. So far he has over 1,100 photos! That is a serious amount of samples.
Evan started taking the photos after a friend asked him if there was anything good on sample. So, he took some photos and then took some more, and now it’s this huge collection of photos of every kind of sample you could ever imagine finding at a Costco: everything from coffee to waffles to bagels and cream cheese, even coconut covered caramel apples. Now he’s even been visiting other Costco locations and going more frequently. Yup, he’s totally addicted! His collection stretches all the way back to January 2006, when he took the first picture, so that’s five years of samples!
I’m amazed at the amount of samples. I’ve never kept track of them, but I’m just awed that he can have this many photos of samples and there doesn’t seem to be too many cases of multiple pictures of the same items. But I guess if you think about all of the samples they have each week, that really adds up over a year.
So, you’ve got to check out his photo collection of all of the delicious (and sometimes not so yummy) samples you can find at Costco.