Do you like free foods in malls? or your shy to get one?

@bulastika (5967)
Philippines
August 3, 2012 9:49pm CST
I just went to the mall yesterday and I notice that theirs like 15 stalls that offers free food taste. I guess they are promoting their stalls and I guess its not only the food that they are promoting but franchise also. In short if you like to the food and you like to open a business you can franchise with them. Anyway I'm just wondering do you like to eat this free food? Because I have no shame of picking on free sample after another. lols. While a friend of mine is some how shy of getting one. I really don't understand why she feel that is lowly to pick on as if your like a beggar or a person who is hungry. For me its fun. lols.
10 responses
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
Food tasting is fun. Is it the right term?hehe.. My friends and I had fun when there are free tastes offered to us. But some of them thinks that the free taste foods are not that clean because it was just a free. But it doesn't matter, fun was always there.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
5 Aug 12
Haha, it is a little shy to get free foods in malls by myself. But it doesn't matter if I am with my friends.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
I guess sometimes we are pressured to buy the food if we going to take some free taste. I guess the feeling of pressure really make us not want to take the free sample so that their will be no pressure.
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
i usually go timid when i am only with myself even if i want to get free foods i can't. opposite of being with friends. when i am with them i don't really care what others would think, i'll just grab some free foods every time i want. :)
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
lols. I really don't understand why its opposite because usually when I'm alone I just feel that theirs no one who going to know if I take that free taste so I can eat the whole bunch and no one that I know will know. lols. But if I'm with my friends I do pick also. But if they going to pick. especially if we are in a group. But if theirs just two or three of us then I will be the one who going to get first.
@Raine38 (9116)
• United States
4 Aug 12
I don't mind taking free food samples in malls or supermarkets; I mean at least in the future I'll be sure what to spend my money on. Now if I were to take seconds, well, I'll be shy lol! If I really liked it then I might as well buy the actual product.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 12
Hi Bulastika, i like the free sample of food as well. By doing that way, i am able to sample the new product in the market. Even i can decide whether to buy them or not for my family. Whenever i want to buy some new biscuits or food for my family, i would ask for the sample of that food. If i like it, i will buy it straightaway. I make sure that the food that i buy is like by my family as well. There are times when i buy new food item but my family and myself don't really like the taste of it. Because they don't provide free food sample, so i am unable to know how the food taste like before i buy it.
@ARIES1973 (9541)
• Legaspi, Philippines
4 Aug 12
It's okay to have some especially if it is being offered. This is a promotional strategy of some companies especially with those new products recently introduced in the market. Well, if I like the taste of the food, I would buy some. But we are not required to buy actually. And there is no reason for us to be shy. We are their customers and they get their income from us.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
That's right. We are their potential customers and we taste their food and judge it our self if its good to taste or not. I'm happy that some how those free food are good for its price but same time. My budget is really not that loose that I have no choice but to say that I will just going to buy next time. But delicious food. lols.
• United States
4 Aug 12
When I was a kid I used to love eating that free food they would hand out and every time I see those in the stores nowadays I'm urged to go get some but I am shy about it. I don't know why it's just a self conscious thing and I can go without the free food, dunno why I do it but I just do.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
That's good when you are a kid but I'm wondering what make you chance when you grow up. lols. I guess someone give you a food that is very nasty or something. lols. Anyway I still do like to take free food. Especially if the one giving me is sexy sales lady. lols.
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
i never encounter nor tried any food tasting but i tried drink tasting and noodles in the supermarket area in the mall, though why would i shy to get one if its also my change to taste the food so i know what to avoid and not to avoid if seeing their franchise somewhere else so at least i will not going to buy the food if i dont like the taste at all.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
That's true. How will you know if that food or drink is good if you don't try it. I also want to try it at least I can say okay this food is good. Rather than buying one to know if the food is good or not. I really don't understand other people who look at those who eat free food as cheap. And worse something they think its dirty simply because its free.
@much2say (39681)
• United States
4 Aug 12
My kids and I live for free food samples - ha ha!!! We are definitely not shy to go get some!! Every week we go to a farmer's market and the vendors who sell fruit have cut up fruit with toothpicks. Well, they are there so you can taste how sweet (or not) their stuff is . . . so we go for it!! And of course we will support these vendors if it's really, really good. Most of the time we can also get roasted peanut and mini donut samples too. The samples are there for you to get . . . they are hoping you will buy their stuff. As long as you don't keep going for seconds, thirds, or more - ha ha - then it's perfectly fine to get your free sample!!
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
I guess I'm not the only one. lols. Its fun really tasting free food. I just don't understand other way they are shy to try one or they look at those who try it as cheap. Come on. You eat to know if its good and if you like it you buy and beside if you don't finish the whole plate then I guess theirs really nothing wrong with it right? They are the one who giving it for free and your happy and their happy also.
• United States
4 Aug 12
Getting free food is good, but a lot of people don't like it because they feel like they are sort of being pushed to buy stuff. Like you'll have someone come up to you and say "hey, try this sample of a brownie" but if you read between the lines, what they're really saying is "hey eat this sample and then go buy something!" A lot of people feel pressured when getting free food samples.
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
lols. I guess you are right. But if you have strong character then I guess theirs no problem with that. I really don't mind having some and don't buy. I will simply say I don't like the taste. But if I like the taste of it I will say its good and I want to buy but the price is just too high for me.