Sunday, June 17, 2012
It is my dirty secret. I chow-down on free-samples. This is specially true at Whole Foods. I feel that since I am paying a huge mark-up primium to shop at Whole Foods that I deserve to eat as much as I can when free-samples are offered. They always have tons of free-samples. I love it and I hate it.
Now that I am keeping a food journal, I wouldn't even know how to calculate the free-samples. In fact, I would rather just not know. Perhaps "Free-samples" = "Free-calories"? Not.
The free-sample thing plays on my guilt in two ways. If I don't take the free-sample, I feel like I am not being a good steward of my money because the free-samples are factored into the mark-up. If I do take the free-samples, I feel like a thief if I do not buy enough groceries.
In the end I take the free-samples. Not only do I take the free samples, I sometimes return to the good free-sample lane for a second or third pass if the sample is really good. There. It is my shame. I admit it.