It’s the small joys in life.

Anyone who’s shopped at Costco prior to the pandemic knows the joy of turning the corner of an aisle to feast your eyes on a free sample for you to enjoy.

Back in March 2020, Costco eliminated their signature samples to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

While it was a sad day when that announcement came, it was the best decision at the time for the health and safety of both the employees and Costco members.

Costco did eventually bring back their free samples, but only for dry and packaged goods.

This meant that the fully-cooked versions of items were displayed behind a glass case, while packages were available for customers to pick up.

So no the next time you head to your Costco (including the Langford location!) a free sample will await you at nearly every turn.

And while the samples make for a great appy, don’t forget to save room for Costco hot dog and ice cream cone!

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