Costco Bringing Back Samples but Not Fresh Items Like Before

It's been a while since we've seen food samples available at Costco warehouses, but it appears that in some locations, the beloved Costco staple is coming back. Of course, given the COVID-19 safety guidelines still in place, the samples don't look the same as they once did and instead feature dry, pre-packaged goods only.

In a photo posted by @costcoguy4u on Instagram, it shows a familiar kiosk set up for the samples. But rather than having the food cooked right on the kiosk, there is a clear display case that shows the cooked product with dry packages of the ingredients stacked in front of it.In this case, the items were jarred pasta sauce, spaghetti noodles, and spinach ravioli. It's unclear if the packaged items are there for customers to take home and sample themselves, but that does seem to be the case.

"A little different than what we are used to but we will take it!It looks like they will be giving out pre-packaged dry samples and not on all demos...The new normal," the Instagram account wrote on the photo. The kiosk also displays the price information, allergy alerts, and a reminder for customers to socially distance when shopping.

Photo: Getty Images

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