Wednesday, June 23, 2010

costco sample of omega 3 orange flavored supplement

Does a fish bleed orange? Probably not, but in this costco sample they manged to make fish oil orange in both taste and color. I have found that orange is used in many cases to disguise the true flavor of an item. This sample tasted like a greasy tang mix, I guess it is healthy so why not give it a try.

ling ling veggie spring roll sample at costco

Proper cooking can greatly enhance a food. Conversely improper cooking can greatly detract from a food's appeal. This sample at costco falls into the latter category, Spring rolls should be crisp with frying as the usual cooking method. In this case it was microwaved or under baked as it lacked the crispness I would like to see in a spring roll.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

frozen berries and milk smoothie sample at costco

This sample at costco raises a interesting debate. Should they demo what something can be, or what something is? This was a sample of frozen berries, but rather than being resented in their sold form they were blended with milk to make a smoothie. I like the serving suggestion but is it right to augment a sample?

Friday, June 4, 2010

rice and nut snack mix sample at costco

I must go on a small rant about this item and sample at costco.

I enjoy nuts, I enjoy rice snacks, I LOVE sesame sticks, mix them together and it is not a good result.

Nuts are soft and fatty, rice snacks are crisp and clean tasting. The oily sesame stick also is a major texture and mouth feel contrast that should be enjoyed alone.

I am glad that costco provides samples of items like this o prevent me from making a 1-2lb mistake.